One of my least favorite things to do is to ask for volunteers, but we absolutely need volunteers to make our church function. Here are a few things I learned about volunteering from our Lay Pastoral Ministries Chairperson.
#1…Volunteering should be fun or enriching. Don’t do it if it doesn’t fill you in some way.
#2…When asked, it’s OK to say “No, thanks”, because there will be another request in the future and that might be a better fit for you. You might also say you’d give it a try for a certain length of time, but if it doesn’t work for you…please…don’t do it.
#3…There is a job that is just right for you. There are jobs that require a long commitment and jobs that can be done in an hour or two. There are tasks that can be done in the comfort of your home while you’re still in your jammies or after the kids are in bed and there are other jobs that are done with friends…or…soon to be friends. Look around…see what interests you. If there’s something you’d like to be involved in…anywhere in the church….ask me and we’ll see if we can make it work.