Effective job descriptions for church volunteers

Would you accept a job offer without knowing your duties, your hours, who you report to or how your work would benefit the company? Probably not, right? But isn’t that the way we often try to recruit volunteers to serve within our church’s ministry roles? We make assumptions that people know what a ministry role is about, how much time they will have to commit, what they will be responsible for etc. Written job descriptions for church volunteers are a rarity within our congregations.

ServiceLink has a number of sample job descriptions for volunteer ministry positions within Christian Reformed churches.  In addition to those listed below, we hope to post additional ones in the near future. You are welcome to download and modify any of them to reflect the needs of your specific congregation.

If you are looking for additional information regarding a specific position, or have job descriptions that you would be willing to share, please contact ServiceLink at volunteer@crcna.org.