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Arlington

Sunday
5:00 pm

Loudoun

Sunday
9 am
11 am

Prince William

Sunday
9 am
11 am

Tysons

Sunday
9 am
11 am
1 pm
5 pm

Maine Ave

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Arlington

Sunday
5:00 pm

Loudoun

Saturday
6:30 pm
Sunday
9 am
10:45 am

Montgomery County

Sunday
9 am
11 am

Prince William

Sunday
9 am
10:45 am

Tysons

Sunday
9 am
10:45 am
12:30 pm
5:30 pm

Citywide

Sunday
5:30 pm

Internet Campus

Sunday
9 am
10:45 am
12:30 pm
5:30 pm

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Volunteer at Access

Volunteers are the backbone of our ministry and we need you to help us stand strong! Access has many volunteer opportunities where you can serve individually, as a couple, with your family or even with your small group or school! You can serve once, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. It's your choice!

In order to serve, please complete a volunteer application:  click here for adult volunteers (PDF version) and click here for volunteers under 18 years old (PDF version), as well as a background check form. Thank you for your interest in serving our special families!

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Please note:  All volunteer trainings and orientations have been canceled until further notice.

Volunteer at Loudoun Access

CHILDREN

BEAUTIFUL BLESSINGS SUNDAY SCHOOL

Teacher

Access is looking for compassionate volunteers interested in teaching young children with special needs. Teachers are responsible for welcoming parents and children, leading the lesson and facilitating related activities. Teachers should have a solid understanding of each week’s lesson, so they can support children in learning about God, Jesus Christ and the Bible.  

Requirements:  Please arrive 20 minutes prior to service time. Assist with any set up or reset of the classroom area. Interaction with the children will require getting on the floor, so please wear appropriate attire. Lead prayer over the children and volunteers. Serve weekly, every other week or monthly.

Assistant / Helper

Serve children in Beautiful Blessings by volunteering as a classroom helper. Helpers develop meaningful relationships with specific children on Sunday mornings and support that child as they respond, participate and interact with the lesson.

Requirements:  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to service time. Assist with any set up or reset of the classroom area. Interaction with the children will require getting on the floor, so please wear appropriate attire. Lead prayer over the children and volunteers. Serve weekly, every other week or monthly.

 

BREAK OUT RESPITE PROGRAM

Room Captains

A room captain is responsible for speaking with parents (making sure they are signed in), as well as being in charge of helping the group move from room to room. Must be comfortable with leadership assigning volunteers to children and helping his/her room with any other needs that may arise throughout the night.

Requirements:  Arrive 30 minutes prior to programming to help with set up; leave 20 minutes when program is over after helping clean up/put away toys.

Buddies

You will be assigned to a buddy or group of kids to stay with for the night and will help engage your buddy in each activity, move from room to room, and possibly be an extra person to help walk buddy to bathroom and nurse station.

Requirements:  Arrive 30 minutes prior to programming to help with set up; leave 20 minutes when program is over after helping clean up/put away toys.

Set-Up Team

Arrive at 4:30 pm before Break Out events to help set up rooms with toys and activities for the night.

Take-Down Team

Help put away all toys and activities that were set up for the night. Breakdown is from 9:30-10:30 pm.

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

YOUNG ADULTS

FRIENDSHIP CLUB

Teacher

Access is looking for volunteers interested in teaching and discipling young adults with special needs. Teachers share these gifts through leading worship, Bible study, and discussion with Friendship Club students. Teachers should have a solid understanding of each week’s lesson so that they are prepared to share God’s word and help develop a deeper relationship with Christ.

Requirements:  Arrive 20 minutes before service begins to set up and pray; serve weekly, every other week or monthly.

Assistant / Helper

Come make a new friend as a Friendship Club helper! Helpers develop meaningful relationships with specific young adults on Sunday morning and support those students as they respond, participate, and interact with the lesson.

Requirements:  Arrive 20 minutes before service begins to help set up and pray; serve weekly, every other week or monthly.

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Events

Staff

 
 

Wendy Melcher

Loudoun Access Coordinator
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Wendy has been a part of McLean Bible Church since 1998. She made MBC her home because Aaron, her nephew with Downs Syndrome, was accepted and embraced by the church. Wendy is married to Shawn and they have one daughter, Leah. Wendy began serving in Kids Quest during Leah’s early years. Wendy helped with the launch of the Loudoun Campus by being a weekly volunteer teacher for 2 & 3 year olds in Kids Quest. At the same time, she began volunteering with Access Ministry because she has a passion for children with special needs. Wendy became the Loudoun Access Coordinator in September 2009.

Current Needs

Break Out's Mission:  Break Out is Access Ministry's fun Friday night respite care program for children with special needs aged 2-15 and their siblings. The time we watch the children enables parents to reconnect, run errands or have time to rest.

Monthly on designated Friday eveningsLoudoun

Break Out's Mission:  Break Out is Access Ministry's fun Friday night respite care program for children with special needs aged 2-15 and their siblings. The time we watch the children enables parents to reconnect, run errands or have time to rest.

Monthly on designated Friday eveningsLoudoun

Break Out's Mission:  Break Out is Access Ministry's fun Friday night respite care program for children with special needs aged 2-15 and their siblings. The time we watch the children enables parents to reconnect, run errands or have time to rest.

Monthly on designated Friday eveningsLoudoun

Beautiful Blessings' Mission:  To provide a safe environment for every child who needs more individual attention and a smaller classroom size as they learn the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ. Our time together in Sunday school includes music, a Bible story, creative crafts and snack.  We count it a blessing each week to

Sundays | 10:45 am | Loudoun

Access serves over 500 families of children with special needs in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area each year.

All Campuses | Donations may be dropped off at our check-in desks during weekend services or please contact individual Access coordinators for alternate times.Off Campus