Exceptional Families Volunteer

The mission of the Exceptional Families Ministry is to inspire families impacted by disabilities to follow Jesus and fearlessly change the world. Our desire is that Mariners Church be an authentic community where people affected by disabilities can fully belong.

There are many opportunities to serve in Exceptional Families Ministry. Training for volunteers is provided and scheduling is flexible. If you want to find the right serving opportunity please email exceptionalfamilies@marinerschurch.org

Additional Information

Thank you for filling out the interest form to serve with Exceptional Families.
We are excited to have you join our Kids, Youth, and Adult ministries.

Please fill out the Volunteer Application and indicate which ministry you are interested in, and we will contact you with the next steps. 

You only need to fill this form out once, for all Exceptional Families ministries. If you want more information on any of our other ministries that serve our Exceptional Families, please contact us at exceptionalfamilies@marinerschurch.org

Thank you!
*What campus do you attend?:
*How long have you attended Mariners Church?:
*Date of Birth:
If you are a student, what grade are you in:
Please list your child(ren) name(s), gender, and date of birth (if applicable):
There are many opportunities to serve with Exceptional Families. Please check the area you are most interested in serving:

Select the service time you are interested in serving-:
*Briefly explain what age and how you became a Christian and how God is working in your life today:
If you’ve attended Mariners Church less than 6 months please answer the following:
Previous or other church:
Church reference name & phone number:
To volunteer with Exceptional Families, we require 3 references, their contact information and relationship to you. One of your references should be a church reference. Please do not list family members. 
*Church Reference #1 - Please enter their Full Name, Phone Number, Email, and Relationship:
*Reference #2 - Please enter their Full Name, Phone Number, Email, and Relationship:
*Reference #3 - Please enter their Full Name, Phone Number, Email, and Relationship:
*Why are you interested in serving with Exceptional Families at Mariners Church?
List any special talents, training, and your spiritual gifts. How do you envision them being utilized in ministry?
What other ministries and/or organizations have you been involved with (within Mariners Church or outside)?
What is one area in which you would like to grow as a leader:
*After reading the standards and commitments of the above document, would you say that this has been true of you in the last year:
If you answered no, please explain:


Our goal is to maintain the highest standards in order to protect both the volunteers and the children. To prevent allegations of abuse or the actual occurrence of abuse, all volunteers are to follow Exceptional Families guidelines. Anyone who works with Exceptional Families at Mariners Church is subject to the supervision and evaluation of the Mariners Church staff. In order to maintain this goal, the Mariners Church staff reserves the right to dismiss volunteers who fail to follow the Policies and Guidelines. 

Every child/youth should be properly checked in by the parents. Claim tags will be given to the parent. No one may be released without the child’s claim tag or proper parent photo identification. Children/youth with runny noses, fever, pink or draining eyes should not be admitted into the classroom. 

No volunteer may be alone with a child at any time. There must be a minimum of two adult volunteers or the combination of three volunteers/staff, one being an adult, in each classroom at any time. If the two individuals serving in a room are related to one another, a third unrelated volunteer or staff must be present. A proper volunteer to child ratio will be maintained in the Early Childhood area for safety. A staff person may close a room when necessary to keep safe ratios. 

All adult volunteers must be have a cleared live scan background check in order to serve, complete the application process, be approved by the Exceptional Families Staff and must wear identification name tags. 

By clicking SUBMIT, I am committing to the above guidelines, and volunteer and leadership commitments