If I Were Not A Youth Worker
Volunteers assume a character of their choice in this interactive singing skit. It’s a great skit to use at the beginning of the year to introduce leaders. Others use this at church dinners or fund-raising banquets and get all their volunteer leaders up front to be introduced. Be creative with characters, adding folks who are unique to your specific location.
5 volunteers (They will each assume a character of their choice. Each character will need his/her own props.)
Possible Character Ideas:
an undertaker (dark suit, shovel)
a birdwatcher (binoculars, safari hat)
a farmer (overalls, checked shirt)
a surfer (swim trunks)
a flight attendant (tray with coffee/tea, barf bag)
an ice cream maker (white smock)
a postal worker (uniform/hat/mailbag)
a ballerina (tutu)
The song goes, “If I were not a youth worker, I know just what I’d be. If I were not a youth worker, a ____________ I would be.” And each person in turn jumps in and does his or her character all in rhythm.
Undertaker: “Well, well, well, you never can tell, if they’re going to heaven or if they’re going to Well, well, wellÓ
Birdwatcher: “Hark, a lark, flying through the park, splat!”
Farmer: “Come on Bessy give, the baby’s got to live!” (mimes milking a cow.)
Surfer: “Hey, Dave, totally awesome wave!”
Flight Attendant: “Here’s your coffee, here’s your tea, here’s your paper bag, blahh!”
Ice Cream Maker: “Ushy Gushy, ushy gushy, good ice cream.”
Postal Worker: “A post, a post, a post. A post, a post, a post.”
Ballerina: “Tippy, tippy toe, tippy toe, tippy-toe.”
Volunteers are lined up across the stage or front of the room. As each volunteer takes his/her turn singing their part and filling in the blank they step forward, mime their action, sing their lines and then step back into line so the next volunteer may go. But the song gets longer and longer as volunteer one repeats his part after volunteer two goes. And after volunteer 6 goes, 5,4,3,2 and 1 also go again. The song begins to sound like this:
“If I were not a youth worker, I know just what I’d be. If I were not a youth worker, a ____________I would be.
Tippy, tippy toe, tippy toe, tippy toe.
- (Postal Worker)
A post, a post, a post. A post, a post, a post.
Well, well, well, you never can tell, if their going to heaven or if they are going to. Well, well, well.
Hark, a lark, flying through the park, splat.
Come on Bessy give, the baby’s got to live!
Hey, Dave, totally awesome wave!
- (Flight Attendant)
Here’s your coffee, here’s your tea, here’s your paper bag, blahh!
- (Ice Cream Maker)
Ushy Gushy, ushy gushy, good ice cream.
Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy's Guide to FOUR BATTLES Every Young Man Must Face; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on TheSource4YM.com. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.