My colleague, Mark, was at a conference yesterday, where someone suggested ‘job descriptions’ for volunteer positions in church.
I can see a lot of benefits in this – clarifying expectations (what the role involves, what skills/character are required, the time commitment), and avoiding some of the misunderstandings that can eventuate when responsibilities are delegated.
I’ve included a couple of examples before. Does your church do this? Would it be helpful? What would be unhelpful in this approach?
Here’s a very simple example from Mars Hill:
I’ve put together some ‘Volunteer Role Descriptions’ for the following positions at Saturday night church. I’d welcome any feedback on how these could be improved:
- Volunteer Role Description – Barista (PDF)
- Volunteer Role Description – Hospitality Team (PDF)
- Volunteer Role Description – Welcoming Team (PDF)