"The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body." (1 Corinthians 12:12, NIV)
Looking to get involved in the life of Bethany and the community?
Want to build a stronger relationship with God and others?
Eager to use your God-given gifts and abilities for His glory?
At Bethany, we want people to serve God and others together through volunteer service AND we believe that this has the potental to build great relationships and change lives. To accomplish this, we have many volunteer opportunities available in various capacities and commitment levels in and around Bethany. Whatever your interest and availability, we have something for you! We invite you to join us today! Click on the area below that interests you to check out our current needs and who to contact. Your volunteer service will not only change the lives of others, it will change yours as well!
Want to Start a New Group/Ministry? If you have an idea for a group/ministry that we don't offer that you would like to initiate, please let us know and we'll consider it! Contact Carolyn Wiebe (Receptionist/Admin. Assistant) at 905-937-5300 x200 or email@example.com or to be directed to the appropriate staff person.
Unsure About Where You Should Volunteer? Looking to discover your unique spiritual gifts, passions and personal style? Wondering where you are best suited to serve at Bethany and beyond? We want to help put the right people in the right places for the right reasons. Ministry Basics helps to do just that! This course is offered at various times throughout the year. Details available from Carolyn Wiebe (Receptionist/Admin. Assistant) at 905-937-5300 x200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do You Enjoy Working with Kids? Bethany Children’s Ministry (CM) is looking for volunteers (adults and youth) to serve in KidZone (Sunday morning, September to June) and BLAST program (Wednesday evening, September to April). There are many opportunities available! Screening required and training provided. Sign up with the CM staff at 905-937-5300 x218 or x215 OR email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CM Volunteer Screening Process: All CM volunteers are screened in accordance with our Plan to Prevent Policy. The screening process includes:
Filling out an application form
Completing a Criminal Records Check Waiver Form (every 3 years if age 16+)
Providing reference checks
An interview with the CM staff
Attending a presentation on our Plan to Prevent Policy
Café Ministry Opportunity: Can you imagine Saturday evening with no bagels or Sunday morning without coffee/juice? Our Café Ministry is one that is appreciated by so many Bethany people/visitors and promotes people connecting with each other, which is one of Bethany’s strategic goals. We invite you to take part in making this happen! At this time, we need several individuals/couples to volunteer for 2013. Our goal is to have enough volunteers so each individual/couple is scheduled to serve about once every two months. Sign up with Clark Hannah (Executive Director of Administration) at 905-937-5300 x213 or email@example.com.
Details available from Ian Wood (Ministry Director) at 905-937-5300 x207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Out of the Cold is a local program that assists those in need of a hot meal, warm bed or friendship. It is run annually from November to March out of several churches in downtown St. Catharines with the assistance of churches throughout the city and surrounding area. This year, volunteers are most needed for the overnight shift and to fill in for those who are away due to vacations/illness. Donations of baked goods (ie. cookies, cakes and muffins) are also greatly appreciated. Sign up with Ruth Ann Ciesla at 905-934-4976 or email@example.com.
The Bethany Missions Committee seeks to challenge, equip, send and support short-term and long-term cross-cultural missionaries in Canada and internationally.
Short-Term Missions: If God is leading you to short-term missions, there are many opportunities on teams that annually visit various parts of Canada, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica and other countries. These teams are involved in construction, children’s ministry, medical clinics and providing Christian encouragement. Click here to investigate our upcoming missions trip OR Clark Hannah (Missions Committee Chair) at 905-937-5300 x213 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Long-Term Missions: If God is leading you to the long-term missions field, please click here to read through our Missions Policy and then contact Clark Hannah (Missions Committee Chair) at 905-937-5300 x213 or at email@example.com.
Help Others in the Great Outdoors! We are looking for youth (15+) and adults to join the Bethany Safety Team. This includes manning our sidewalk and parking lot on Sunday mornings before and after services. Open to men and women. Approx. 40 minutes per month. Great way for youth to add to their high school community volunteer hours. Contact Dave Flus at 905-684-7999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For details about other Property & Facilities volunteer opportunities available, contact Clark Hannah (Executive Director of Administration) at 905-937-5300 x213 or email@example.com.
Volunteers are always welcome in our Prayer Ministry. Click here for details.
Serve With the Landing: Interested in engaging with grade 7-12 students about life, hurt, healing and freedom? The Landing is looking for mature leaders to help engage students in both large and small groups from a real-life perspective; facing the fears and hurts in life with the confidence that Jesus does bring hope and healing.
The Landing is a 52-week program based on the principles for a healthy, God-honouring life, found in the Beatitudes; and is set up to help students engage the hurts, habits, and hang-ups that keep them from experiencing closeness with Jesus. Because of the nature of this program, leaders are asked to make a year-long commitment which helps create the relational foundation so important to this ministry.
Leaders are also expected to be able to share from their own experiences the hurts, habits and hang-ups that have been part of their journey and how, as we’ve learned to give those over to Jesus, He is bringing healing and freedom. Leaders are not expected to be flawless or without struggle; the beauty of leading at The Landing comes from being able to express God’s power and help along our journey as a way to encourage students to accept Jesus’ freedom for themselves.
Sign up with Jamie Reimer (Assistant Director of Youth Ministries) at 905-937-5300 x214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking to Help in Our Adult Programs? Details available from Phil Kaethler (Director of Support & Recovery Ministries) at 905-937-5300 x210 or email@example.com.
Become a Jr. Youth Leader! Our Jr. Youth ministry is once again doing small groups on Tuesdays in February through May. Interested in co-leading a group? The role largely involves getting to know students and facilitating discussion after the large group teaching. Sign up with Jamie Reimer (Assistant Director of Youth Ministries) at 905-937-5300 x214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.