Volunteer at First Baptist Richardson

At First Baptist Richardson, we believe everyone is called to serve others. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities and we want to help you find your place.

“There are diversities of gifts...and there are differences (different kinds) of ministries...but the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all...but one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills...but now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.”
1 Corinthians 12:4–5, 7, 18, 27

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities



VBS is coming and we need your help! If you would like to volunteer for VBS, please register below. We are in need of small group leaders, small group assistants, behind-the-scenes workers, and so many more!

Let’s Start The Party by signing up to be a VBS volunteer!

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Caleb Ministry

The Caleb Ministry exists to minister to our members who are no longer able to attend and participate in the life of our church in person. First Baptist Richardson is committed to keeping them connected to the church they love. Caleb Ministry volunteers love, care, and encourage our homebound members through monthly visits, cards and phone calls.

If you are interested in becoming part of this rewarding ministry, please reach out to Tracy Dophied at tdophied@fbcr.org.

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BackPack Bash-Donations

RISD students in every corner of the school district face challenges when it comes to acquiring school supplies, and we believe every child deserves the opportunity to start the school year confidently with all the tools they need to succeed.

Help us realize our goal of giving a backpack filled with school supplies to every elementary-aged child at a high-need RISD campus.

Whether you can give a little or a lot, every $20 donation is equivalent to one more RISD child starting school with a new backpack and new school supplies.

More than 4,000 backpacks and school supply kits were distributed to families at last year’s Backpack Bash, and we know the need is nearly four times that amount. If we were to supply every student in need with a backpack and supplies, we would need more than 15,000 kits. This year – and with your help – we want to grow the annual RISD Backpack Bash donations to match the needs of our families.

For some families, purchasing a backpack filled with school supplies is a financial burden they simply cannot afford. That’s why we need you! Your support makes the Backpack Bash a success. Your contributions directly impact the lives of RISD students and alleviate some of the stressors faced by many RISD families.

We need volunteers to help us distribute backpacks to students. Your time and effort can make a meaningful difference in the lives of local children. By coming together as a community, we can ensure that every student starts the school year on the right foot. Together, we can provide them with the tools they need. Thank you for your generosity and support. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of every student, every day.

The backpacks will be distributed at elementary schools across the district on their Meet the Teacher night August 6.


OnGoing Volunteer Opportunities



  • Sunday Morning Nursery
  • Sunday Morning Group Leader
  • Preschool & Nursery Volunteers
  • Special Events (Kids Camp, VBS, etc.)
Richardson Students Serve


  • Sunday Morning Group Leaders
  • Life Group Leaders
  • Special Events (DNow, Camp, Progressive Dinner)


  • Sunday Morning Group Leader
  • D-Group Leaders
  • Bible Study Leaders
  • Women’s Ministry Team
  • Men’s Ministry Team
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  • Young At Heart Team
  • Median Adult Team
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  • Missionary Care Teams
  • International Friends
  • Food for Families
  • Austin Street Shelter
  • Church Under the Tree
  • Merry Mat Makers
  • Smile Stitchers
  • Community Garden
  • We Read Together
  • Special Events (Backpack Bash, Feed My Starving Children, Angel Tree)

Music & Worship

  • Student & KidSing members and leaders
  • Student Choir team
  • Celebration Choir & Orchestra members
  • Media Team
    • Camera crew
    • Screens/ProPresenter operator
    • Lighting operator
    • Sound crew
  • Carols
    • Choir & Orchestra members
    • Stage crew
    • Nativity cast

Pastoral Care

  • Prayer Team
  • Caleb Ministry

More Opportunities

  • Greeter Team
  • Safety Ministry Team
  • Coffee Team
  • Offering Team
  • Media & Video Production Team
  • Ushers
  • Facility Volunteer Team
  • Christmas Decorating Team
  • Special Events