Job descriptions for ministry volunteers
My colleague, Mark, was recently at a conference where 'job descriptions' were suggested 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 also think it is highly valuable for people serving on committees - too often, the expectations of committee members aren't clearly articulated, which makes it difficult for all parties.
Here's a very simple example from Mars Hill:
I recently 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)
Question: Does your church or ministry organisation do this? Would it be helpful? What would be unhelpful in this approach?