NAV (Non-Adult Volunteer)
What is the NAV program?
The NAV program is designed for high school students to serve at Our Savior as “non-adult volunteers.”
As teens move into high school, our goal is to equip, challenge, and mobilize our senior high toward helping facilitate youth ministry gatherings as a leader – not exclusively as a participant.
What do NAV’s do?
NAV’s will partner with the youth minister and other adult leaders, helping primarily with our FIRST and THIRD Friday youth gatherings. NAV’s will help with setup/cleanup, sign-in and sign-out procedures, crowd management, facilitation of activities, concessions (if needed), and upholding safety standards.
What is expected of NAV’s?
NAV’s are expected to become MORE than just participants. NAV’s will be expected to lead others by example, help encourage younger students, model competitive but respectful interaction, speak/act in a way that represents the character of Christ, alert adult leaders of unsafe or inappropriate behavior, be accountable and respectful, echo instruction and guidance provided by adult leaders.
5 NAV Points (questions to ask throughout a gathering)
1. Am I being helpful to an adult leader or youth participant?
2. Am I modeling the guidelines and practices of our code-of-conduct?
3. Am I aware of youth participants who are withdrawn or “left out?”
4. Am I faithfully serving in the role that I was given?
5. Have I asked to serve elsewhere if my current role is no longer
Service hours and time commitment
Though NAV’s will be eligible to receive *some* service hours for their participation, there are some stipulations. NAV’s are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of our Friday youth gatherings. If NAV’s participate for the duration of the youth gathering, they will be eligible to earn up to 1.0 service hour per youth night. Their service hours are accumulated by helping with setup (prior to 7:00pm) and helping facilitate interactive time (7:00pm – 7:45pm). NAV’s DO NOT receive service hour credit for participating during our evening of worship and study. In other words, to serve as a NAV one must be committed for the duration of the gathering, not a partial portion.
Jimmy arrived at 6:45pm to serve as a high school NAV. Jimmy helped with
set-up, interactive time, and decided to leave at 8:00pm, after the
interactive time but before evening worship (*zero service hours earned*)
Jenny arrived at 6:45pm to serve as a high school NAV. Jenny helped with
set-up, interactive time, attended evening worship and made sure to
check-out with an adult leader at the end of the gathering (1.0 service
How can I become a NAV?
Please read the Code of Conduct before starting application.
Complete the registration below. Graham will be reaching out to connect with you about this exciting opportunity!