Expectations of a Volunteer

The primary role of a Ministry Leader is to develop authentic Christ-sharing relationships with lost teens in order to help them see, hear, understand, and respond to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. Our desire is to help you be as effective as possible as you relationally invest in students and share the hope of Jesus. We believe a commitment of 2-5 hours will help you develop a more consistent presence in kids’ lives that will lead to greater trust and greater ministry opportunities

How to Become a Northeast Pennsylvania YFC Volunteer:

Step 1 – Contact Northeast Pennsylvania YFC. The first thing to do is to contact our office at 570-343-4323 ext 7 to discuss volunteer opportunities with Northeast Pennsylvania Youth for Christ.  

 Step 2 – Complete the Application Process. After identifying a volunteer role with a YFC Director you must then complete the application process involving the following items: 

All volunteers must have the following on file/completed before they can begin volunteering:

Step 3 – Start Fulfilling Your Role as a NEPA YFC Volunteer. Once the application process is completed and your application has been approved you will be contacted by a NEPA YFC Director to confirm your acceptance as a YFC volunteer. The Director will also provide key information concerning your involvement and role in the ministry of Youth for Christ.


  • Must be a fully committed follower of Jesus Christ
  • Commitment to personal and spiritual growth and development

Time Commitment: 2-5 hours per week

  • Club, Small Group                       – 1-3 Hours
  • RMA (Relational Ministry Action) – 1-3 Hours

Overall (view from 30,000 feet):

  • Engage students in authentic, Christ-sharing relationships inside as well as outside the club or small group setting.
  • Relationally disciple new believers (mentor and engage lost teens in an authentic Christ sharing relationship)
  • Connect them with a local Church


  • Engage with students as they arrive and throughout event. Club, Small Group or Shop Time starts when the first teen arrives and ends when the last teen leaves. Help facilitate the program or study (games/discussion groups/wrap up/control chaos).


We uniquely pursue kids through a balanced combination of nine relational ministry actions.  

  • Contacting
  • Building Times
  • Appointments
  • Club
  • Small group
  • CORE - Student Leadership 
  • Trips
  • Events
  • Follow-Up

Team Growth

  • Training/Engaging with the our local ministry team – monthly
  • Training with NEPAYFC – two times a year (September & January)

Still have questions? We would love to meet with you! Contact Jerry "Maj" Major at 570.343.4323 ext 7 or [email protected]  .