Volunteering is a great way to get more involved in the church community, make friends, and have fun. It's also a good way to grow your skills and to come alongside others both in their journey of faith and also in life more generally.
At St. Mary's we have lots of opportunities for people to volunteer their time, talents and energy throughout the year in all sorts of different ways.
As part of commitment to maintaining a safe environment, volunteers are required to complete a volunteer questionnaire and hold an up-to-date Police Check. We also ask that all our volunteers undertake free Churchsafe training which is provided at various times throughout the year by the Diocese of Perth. Those volunteering to work with or around children are also required to hold a valid Working with Children card.
CURRENT VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES
Treasurer: The role involves helping to prepare the annual budget and monitoring the financial performance against it on a monthly basis. The Treasurer is a member of Parish Council which meets once a month. In addition, the Treasurer is responsible for checking and authorising payments and presenting the accounts to the annual meeting. This role does not involve bookkeeping. (Time commitment: 7-8 hours per month).
Youth Ministry: This year we are launching ‘Club 3:16’ for our older children. They will meet approximately once a month on a Saturday evening for organised activities. Volunteers will help plan and supervise these activities. (Time commitment: 3-4 hours per month).
Mainly Music meets on Wednesdays during school term at 10am and is for children of age 5 and under, and their parents and carers. It is a fabulous programme of singing, music, movement and dance, especially crafted for small children and runs for 30 minutes. The programme is followed by morning tea, with a time for the adults to chat, and a playgroup for the children. We are currently looking for someone to help lead these sessions. (Time commitment: 3 hours per week during term times)
Publicity: As we seek to engage more with the wider community, we are looking for one or more volunteers who can help with publicity. This will involve sending out press releases for events to local media, helping to prepare publicity material (posters, email, social media etc.), and sending it out. (Time commitment: 2-3 hours per event).
Video and Sound: As we seek to share what we are doing with a wider audience, we are looking for volunteers to take video recordings of services, concerts and events and to edit them for use on our website. Longer term we hope to be able to offer view on demand worship. We are also looking for people to help make good quality sound recordings of our music and sermons that we can use on our website or a podcast.
Lighting: St. Mary's is a popular event for recitals and chamber music concerts. We are seeking a suitably experienced volunteer to help us take our event lighting to the next level.
We also have opportunities to serve in our hospitality and welcoming teams, Mainly Music, Liturgically, and lots more! If you would like to get involved please email the Rector.