How can I help? Volunteer with us.
When our parishes closed in the face or our pandemic lockdown in March 2020, some folks struggled to produce recorded services or live Zoom Coffee Hours. A long-time Diocesan Council member asked the Volunteer Resources Coordinator “how can we help clergy who are baffled by tech?’ And that was how our second newest Diocesan Volunteer position was born: we now have a team of Remote Tech Volunteers who consult with parishes evaluating which equipment and which platform or software would best suit their capacity and context.
And that’s how the Director of Congregational Development conceived the newest Diocesan Volunteer role: Reopening Protocol Volunteers – health and safety experts ready to help parishes comply with evolving re-opening guidelines.
This may be a role for you?
We need folks with differing skills and experience to serve as volunteer consultants. We offer support, mentoring and training opportunities.
If you are ready to apply, fill in this application form (please link it – updated it in 2020 01 02 Allan} and send it to the Volunteer Resources Coordinator Elizabeth McCaffrey or call Elizabeth for more information: 416-363-6021 (1-800-668-8932) ext. 226.
What could I do?
- Natural Church Development (NCD) coaches
- Parish Selection Committee facilitators
- Parish Administrators (under Canon 24)
- Nominating Committee Members
- Project Enabling and Monitoring Group coaches
- Stewardship Education Coach
- Reconfiguration Consultants
- Remote Tech Volunteers
- Re-opening Protocol Volunteers
- Other ad hoc and mentoring roles as the needs arise. (Speak to Elizabeth for a full list.)
What our volunteers say
God has blessed me throughout my life with opportunities to learn and grow, not only in my church life but in my professional life. Now I am happy to use my knowledge and experiences to help grow the Church and God’s Kingdom, and I find that the blessings continue through this work!
– Val Whalley, Natural Church Development Coach
I volunteer because the work is very interesting, and it allows you to use your good judgement. Here I work with great people – in the Diocesan Centre, in churches and with other volunteers.
– Michael Farrell, Administrator and Parish Selection Committee Coach
I believe the Church has a message beyond my parish. I volunteer because I believe in service and that you should push yourself. The Diocese offers training and opportunities for me to reach beyond where we all begin in our parishes.
– Joanne Colbourne, Parish Selection Committee Coach