This process is as per our Safe Church Policy – Procedures for Recruitment and Training of Staff and Volunteers endorsed by the NSW and ACT Baptist Association
Yay you want to serve! For those completing this in early 2021, you are likely already serving but still need to follow this process.
Your Ministry Leader will email you your Position Description for your volunteer role and ask you to complete:
A. Complete the Ministry Screening Questionnaire that all staff and volunteers must complete.
We recommend you read through the Questionnaire before completing it. Click here to view. If there are any questions which you are concerned about answering and would rather speak to a senior staff member before filling out the form, please contact the Safe Church Team to arrange a meeting.
B. You will need to watch two induction videos and do the short online quizVideo 1 is for ALL staff and volunteers.
Video 2 has two different variations depending on what role you will be doing:Video 2A – Leader Level is for all those volunteering in leadership and discipleship ministriesORVideo 2B – Serve Level is for all other roles and people under the age of 18, no matter what role they are doing.
Please note you do not need to watch both 2A and 2B, just the one relevant to your role.
Please then complete the online quiz (5 minutes) to show you have done the Induction.
D. You will need to complete a Code of Conduct form Either a SERVICE level Code of Conduct or a LEADER level Code of Conduct. Your Ministry Leader will advise which one is relevant to your role.
It is best if you complete all items in Step 2 of the process in the order shown above. If you have any questions please ask your Ministry Leader, a member of the Safe Church Team, or one of the Pastors if you have any questions or concerns.
Please note, this information is captured into a register that is only accessible by Katharine Montoya, Sophie Brodie, Terry McKeown and Margaret Thompson as part of the Safe Church Team. Your Ministry Leader will NOT have access to your information (with the exception of your references) unless there is something that will assist in the interview. If you wish to know more about this process or have a particular concern, please contact Katharine.
If you are a new volunteer, you will have an interview with the Ministry Leader. This canlook different depending on the role that you will be doing and could be as simple asa quick phone call. For discipleship based ministries this should be face to face and will exploremore of your faith journey and gifts and ensure you have the opportunity to ask questions.
Ministry leaders will run the applicant through any specific information relevant to their role and ministry. This will look different depending on your role and leadership level and could be a 15 min chat before you start on greeting team, or a longer team meeting if you are becoming a River Kids or Youth Leader
This step is only applicable to those in relational leadership and/or working with kids and teens. If that is you, you must complete the Creating Safe Spaces Online Module before serving.
You will also need to attend the Creating Safe Spaces Workshop within 9 months of beginning your role. Your Ministry Leader or a member of the Safe Church Team will contact you with further information about this.