Volunteering opportunities

The opportunities to serve at St Mary’s are many and varied. We hope that this page will help you navigate through those opportunities to find the right role – or roles – for you.“You are God’s workmanship (poem) created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God has prepared in advance for you to do” (Eph. 2:10)

The Bible tells us that we are each uniquely and carefully crafted by God for a purpose; and that he has prepared that specific purpose for us. This makes us want to ensure that we ‘fit the role to the person’ rather than ‘fill the rota’.

Here are the roles in which we  have an immediate need for help.
Working with Children and Adults who may be vulnerable
We are committed to the support, nurture, and protection of all, especially the young and vulnerable in our community.
Therefore volunteers in some roles will be required to undertake a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check before they are able to participate in this valuable work.
In particular, the Church expects anyone who becomes aware of a safeguarding risk or of actual abuse, immediately to report it to the appropriate Parish Safeguarding Representative.
The role description states if the leader is required to assess whether the specific duties of each volunteer require a check to be undertaken.

Adventurers Leader or Helper

To work with Tina Thomas and our younger children during the Sunday 11.00 service. We will need a team member who is willing to prepare for and lead the group once a month.

Bethany Babes helper
To work with Tina Thomas and the families who join us on a Tuesday and Wednesday morning from 9.45am to 11.45am.

Fun Club
To work with Kate Clarke and the children at Barnsbury school from 2.25pm to 4.30pm on a Wednesday or a Thursday.

Friday Night Club
To work with Kate Clarke and our children on a Friday from 6pm.

Explorers
To work with Kate Clarke and our children on the first Sunday of the month (and other Sunday's if possible) from 10.30am-12.15pm.

Woking High School lunch club
To work with Dave Doran, Engage and the youth at Woking High on a Wednesday from 12.40pm to 1.20pm.

Friday Extreme youth club
To work with Dave Doran and our youth on a Friday night, two sessions per month. We urgently need a minimum of 3 reliable people.

Pathfinders
To work with our youth for 1-2 sessions per month, on a Sunday morning 11am to 12pm. Bible teaching using Scripture Union material.

Sunday Cell Group
To work with Dave Doran to help lead the group, including Worship, teaching and set up on a Sunday evening 5pm-7pm. At least 2 sessions per month.


 For any of the above please contact the office - office@stmaryofbethany.org.uk