Volunteer

"Use whatever gift you have received

to serve others,

As faithful stewards of God’s grace ...."

1 Peter 4:10

"Volunteering for a cause that matters makes people feel good about giving back. It’s a chance for them to learn new skills, network, build community and improve their overall health and happiness, according to the article, 'How Individuals & Workforces Can Get Involved in Community Volunteer Opportunities,' in Nonprofit Technology News."  

Even the business sector recognizes the immense value derived from people giving of their time, skills, and abilities to help further a cause.  In like manner, as you volunteer, you can assist Covenant Word Ministries in effectively and efficiently reaching our goals. Please know that your gifts, skills, abilities and know-how are invaluable to this ministry!

Volunteer Policy




(Subject to change without prior written notice)

NONPROFIT VOLUNTEER POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
In order to work well with the staff and to present Covenant Word Ministries in the best possible light, we ask that you adhere to the following policies and procedures while you are on duty as a volunteer. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary action or termination.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to work without parental supervision, and must enjoy working with all types of people. They must show a genuine concern for the ministry as well as a willingness to work hard, get dirty, and pitch in wherever needed. The ideal volunteer is self-motivated, mature, sensitive, dependable, a team player and reliable.

REQUIREMENTS:
Volunteers must complete a basic orientation session as scheduled before reporting to their first assignment. Additional training may also be required.

Volunteers must agree to represent Covenant Word Ministries, perform in a professional manner whenever doing so, and not to allow personal views and opinions from clouding (overshadowing) or conflicting with the Covenant Word Ministries’ purpose.

  • We ask that you do NOT bring children or an adult guest if they require adult supervision.
  • You must be present for volunteer training.
  • Because you may be assisting people in book tables, seating, etc., you must be physically able to stand for long periods of time and climb stairs throughout any seminar or conference. Because of these duties, all volunteers must NOT be physically impaired (including vision or hearing impaired).
  • Volunteers are required to pay for their own food, travel and hotel expenes.

                 
         Do you meet the above qualifications and requirements?  If so, please click the "Sign Up To Serve" button above or below. 


TIME COMMITMENT AND SCHEDULING:
We ask each of our volunteers to sign up for as many duties (hours) as commitments permit. A minimum (average) of two hours of service per week is requested, but not required. Volunteer hours are flexible. With the exception of holidays, our volunteers are welcome to come in any time during normal working hours.

Once you have agreed to be available for a particular shift, we count on you to be there. In the event you are unable to be at your shift, please call the volunteer coordinator at 662-892-8351.

SIGNING IN:
You must sign in each time you come to work and sign out each time you finish your shift.

DRESS PROTOCOL:
You are as much a representative of Covenant Word Ministries as our paid staff. Your appearance and conduct will reflect the ministry. We require that all volunteers wear long pants and closed-toe shoes with good traction. This is for your protection. Volunteers with inappropriate attire (sandals, tank tops, etc.) will be prohibited from volunteering that shift.

Volunteers are also required to wear nametags while on duty at the facility or off-site. For the first ten hours of service, you will be wearing a nametag that just reads “volunteer”. In the event you cannot find your name tag or if you lose your name tag, please inform the staff to receive a replacement.

CUSTOMER RELATIONS:
The success of our organization depends upon the quality of the relationship between Covenant Word Ministries' leadership, employees, volunteers, partners and general public. The impression others have of Covenant Word Ministries is greatly formed by the people who serve them. In a sense, regardless of your position, the more goodwill you promote, the more people will respect and appreciate all that is done for Covenant Word Ministries.

SMOKING POLICY:
As per state law, smoking is prohibited inside the building. Additionally, it is prohibited on the premises as well.

MISAPPROPRIATION OF SUPPLIES:
There will be no removal of the organization’s property without the approval of the manager.

WORKPLACE SAFETY:
Safety is important to all of us. Volunteers should conduct themselves in a way that promotes safety of themselves, coworkers, and clients. Volunteers should never put themselves or others into a situation that makes them fearful or uncomfortable. If you feel uncomfortable, please notify a staff member immediately.

VOLUNTEER INJURY:
Any personal injury that occurs while volunteering for Covenant Word Ministries should immediately be reported to a staff member. Volunteers are not covered under the organization’s insurance for injury to themselves.

VOLUNTEER FEEDBACK:
Covenant Word Ministries encourages volunteers to make suggestions, voice concerns and give ideas about how the agency fulfills its mission to the community. We are always looking for new ideas; therefore, if you have any ideas to share, please feel free to speak with the staff.

Serve in our ministry

Use your unique gifts to help build the Kingdom.

We believe the Lord has given gifts to individuals whom He has placed in the body to help advance the kingdom. Consider utilizing your vocal/music gifts and talents to assist us in answering the call and building the lives of those to whom we are assigned.

Questions about volunteering?

We love to clarify volunteering requirements. Please reach out if you still have questions.