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Volunteer

Why Volunteer?

Serving as part of Community is a way to share the gifts we have been given. Volunteering is also one of the best ways to meet other people at Community! 

Current Volunteer Needs

There are many opportunities to serve at Community CRC. If you are interested in any of these positions, email the church office or the ministry address provided.

Nursery

  • Nursery Coordinator: You schedule and support volunteers who take care of our littlest ones. Estimated Time Commitment: 10 hours/year.
  • Adults and teens to volunteer to babysit kids during the service. (This is a perfect opportunity for high school volunteer hours). - Contact office@ccrc.on.ca
    • We have 3 rooms. Infant, Toddler and 2 year olds
    • You can select which dates and which room you would like to volunteer in.

Coffee Break

  • The leadership team is looking forward to the 2022-23 season. It would be great to welcome back children, and have some form of child care. If you feel called to support this ministry by helping with nursery or leading a preschool program please send a note to coffeebreak@ccrc.on.ca

Ushers for Worship Services – Contact office@ccrc.on.ca

  • We are in need of 2 volunteers to join our usher teams for Sunday morning services. Usher teams are scheduled once every 4 weeks.

Safe Church Team – Contact Paula lafontainepaula@gmail.com

  • We are looking for 1 member to join our team! We welcome any adult member who can commit to meeting 4-6 times a year. You don't need experience, just a compassionate heart. The Safe Church Team is responsible for addressing issues of abuse within the congregation, which includes harassment, physical abuse, and more, which could be from volunteers, congregants and/or staff. The Team also maintains the Abuse Prevention Policy and online training.

Cadets

  • Cadets Co-Leaders: You and a partner set the vision and structure of our Cadets program for boys ages 7-13. Together you would lead and support the Cadet counsellors as they serve with and alongside our cadets. Estimated Time Commitment: 10 hours/month.

 A/V Tech Team – Contact worship@ccrc.on.ca

  • We're looking for 2 volunteers for video and sound, including junior positions. Full training provided. Time commitment is a Sunday morning service with a 9am rehearsal time once every 5 weeks.

Worship Team – Contact worship@ccrc.on.ca

  • Are you interested in playing an instrument for Sunday morning worship services? Or if you aren't ready to play for a service, do you want to come to a rehearsal to see what it's like? We can pair you with an experienced musician who can help you!

Impact Co-Leaders - Contact the office

  • You and a partner make sure all the volunteers are on the same page for Big Group Nights (2 Wednesdays) and for Social Events (monthly). As co-leaders you are administratively supported by our Youth Ministries Administrator, Anita DeHaan, and the pastoral team for teaching and big picture planning. Estimated Time Commitment: 10 hours/month.

Sunday school - contact Darlene Bokma at sundayschool@ccrc.on.ca

Our hope is to have enough teachers to be back into our classrooms, with a small class size.

  • Teachers - you and a partner will alternate Sundays. All curriculum is provided through the CRC program Dwell.
  • Teen helpers! - you will assist the teachers. It is a great way to make up highschool volunteer hours.

GEMS

Position Name: GEMS Counsellor

  • Time Commitment: 2 hours/week from October-April
  • Short Description: The basic responsibility of a GEMS volunteer is to develop a loving, nurturing relationship with girls in her club and to point them closer to Jesus. A counsellor is the primary mentor for a group of 6-8 girls, leading small group time. It is our hope that all small group leaders will work in pairs. 

Position Name: GEMS Craft Leader

  • Time Commitment: 2 hours/week or 2-3 nights a year from October-April (can be discussed based on availability)
  • Short Description: The basic responsibility of a GEMS volunteer is to develop a loving, nurturing relationship with girls in her club and to point them closer to Jesus. A Craft Leader plans and prepares crafts for club night and directs girls through the crafts.

Position Name: GEMS A/V Leader

  • Time Commitment: 2 hours/week from October-April
  • Short Description: The basic responsibility of a GEMS volunteer is to develop a loving, nurturing relationship with girls in her club and to point them closer to Jesus. An Audio/Visual Leader prepares slides and songs and then makes sure the microphones are on and operates the projection during our opening and closing worship time. She also mentors the older girls by teaching them how to use the technology. 

Position Name: GEMS Prayer Partner

  • Time Commitment: 2 hours/week from October-April
  • Short Description: The basic responsibility of a GEMS volunteer is to develop a loving, nurturing relationship with girls in her club and to point them closer to Jesus. A Prayer Partner commits to praying for leaders and girls in club, and may be available to pray with and for girls during club.

Volunteer Training and Record Checks

All volunteers are required to complete yearly mandatory training in disability awareness, safe church policy, abuse prevention practices and emergency/fire safety. This training can be completed online at https://training.ccrc.on.ca/.

Based on our Safe Church policies, all volunteers also need a Record Check completed by Waterloo Regional Police Services every 5 years. The form only takes a few minutes to complete online and you can choose the location from which to pick up the completed Record Check. Once you have paid for the Record Check, submit the receipt to the Church Office for reimbursement. https://www.wrps.on.ca/en/services-reporting/background-or-record-checks.aspx

If you have previously submitted a Record Check, the Church Office has record of that and will notify you when you need to complete another one. If you are unsure, please email for confirmation.

The Abuse Prevention Policy, Fire Prevention Plan and other forms can be found on the Accessiblity, Forms and Policy page. If you have any questions, please contact Paula La Fontaine at lafontainepaula@gmail.com