VOLUNTEERING

VOLUNTEERING

So you want to volunteer, that’s great!

Before you start, there are a few steps you need to complete. This process is in place to ensure that we are a Safe Church for who attend. We follow a process of recruitment that is set out in our SAFE CHURCH POLICY – Procedures for Recruitment and Training of Staff and Volunteers, endorsed by the NSW and ACT Baptist Association.

STEP ONE

Please watch this SAFE CHURCH INTRODUCTION VIDEO. This introduction video tells you about our Safe Church program and Policies at Menai Baptist Church.

STEP TWO

You need to read and complete BOTH forms, a Code of Conduct AND a Safe Screening Questionnaire. Please select the correct forms based on your age and volunteer role.

Code of Conduct:

  1. CODE OF CONDUCT FOR 16 YEARS AND OVER
  2. CODE OF CONDUCT FOR LEADERSHIP COUNCIL AND PASTORS

Safe Screening Questionnaire

  1. MBC SAFE CHURCHES MINISTRY SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE
  2. MBC SAFE CHURCHES MINISTRY SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE FOR UNDER 18’s

If you are over 18, you will need to provide a current Working With Children Check (WWCC). To apply for one or if you need to renew one that has expired, you can do so at this link.

Creating Safe Spaces Training

You will also need to complete your Creating Safe Spaces Training. This includes an online module and a Training Workshop. More information about this can be found here. If you need to complete your Creating Safe Spaces Training, please let Jess know as there are plans for a Creating Safe Spaces Course to be run at MBC in early 2023 – see available dates and how to register here.

Volunteer Driver Information Form
If the ministry you seeking to be involved in requires driving (e.g. Kids or Youth Ministry) or you are willing to help with this for one of these ministries you will also need to fill in the Volunteer Driver Information Form.

VOLUNTEER DRIVER INFORMATION FORM

STEP THREE

Thanks for filling in all the forms! We really appreciate you taking the time to help us make sure we are a Safe Church for everyone. The Safe Church Team will now process your forms and will be in contact once they have approved and verified your details. Once you are deemed eligible to volunteer, you will be contacted by your ministry leader to:

1. Discuss your specific role and provide you with a job description,

2. Provide you with a copy of the Safe Church Blueprint

Please note that your information is recorded in a register accessible only to those persons authorised to view it.

UPDATING YOUR DETAILS

It is important that you notify us when you update your Working with Children number or redo your Creating Safe Spaces Training. To update your details, please use this Form