YOU CAN BE PART OF THE TEAM
Our volunteers provide valuable assistance in running and maintaining the home and ministry, Mercy Ministries in turn provides volunteers with valuable experience that can be carried into life and careers. It is easy to get involved:
- Find the right volunteer opportunity for you
- Download and complete our volunteer application
- Return it to us by fax (604) 535.1981 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mercy Ministries home sits on four acres of land. We are looking for a volunteer to do seasonal maintenance and landscape planning. If you have some experience and knowledge and love to garden, this is an opportunity to use your skill to serve hurting young women by providing a beautiful outdoor environment for them while they are at Mercy.
Media and Graphic Design
In this position you will be able to combine your creativity, technical know how and passion for Mercy Ministries by creating professional quality and visually appealing promotional and supporter communication materials that effectively deliver Mercy Ministries’ message of hope and healing. You have knowledge of new media, and the technical requirements for presenting the ministry in ways that are most easily accessed by our supporters.
The person filling this position will be business and ministry minded with great attention to detail and proficient with computers. This position requires good multi-tasking and provides needed support for staff. Responsibilities would include answering the main phone line, assisting corporate staff in projects such as putting together mailings, maintaining the library, typing, filing, ordering office supplies, etc. This position allows a good overview of the ministry and the time commitment can vary from weekly to one to two days per month.
We need caring and sensitive individuals with experience teaching and/or education in relevant subject areas who would be willing to volunteer time to tutor young women as they work to complete core academic requirements for high school completion – English, Math, Social Studies and Science. Tutors would commit to one afternoon per week as needed, by residents over the course of their stay at the Mercy Ministries home.
Event volunteers are called on to help with a variety of tasks that make Mercy Ministries’ events run smoothly and enjoyably for all participants. Tasks are event specific and could include but are not limited to, planning and promoting events, administration, packing, welcoming guests and selling resources, planning décor, event set-up and take-down. This position requires good people skills, enthusiasm, a heart for the ministry and the ability to travel to event sites or planning meetings. This is an ideal position for someone who can volunteer over limited blocks of time and loves the feeling of accomplishing a set task. We ask that event volunteers commit to volunteering for at least one event a year.
Mercy Ministries Advocates are our representatives in their communities. Advocates make presentations to local churches, community groups and schools about the work of Mercy Ministries Canada, sharing our vision of healing with the community around us, to both community and Christian organizations. For Mercy Ministries to expand across Canada, it is essential that we increase awareness throughout the country to reach hurting young women and to expand our financial partnership base. We need advocates in every part of the country, and particularly in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and the Atlantic Provinces.
"The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man or woman avails much." We believe in the power of prayer! Start praying with us today:
- For the spiritual growth and development of every young woman in the Mercy Ministries program.
- For the spiritual well-being of all of our staff working on a daily basis to help heal these young women.
- For all of our graduates all over the world who are daily walking out their healing and greatly affecting the lives of everyone they come in contact with.
Please join us in this essential part of our ministry. Download our prayer guide and keep up on ministry news by signing up for our e-newsletter.
Groups interested in serving at Mercy Ministries should contact email@example.com to find out how they can help. All volunteer group projects are pre-arranged tasks; they are supervised by staff at all times.
Volunteer Requirements and Restrictions
The minimum age to serve as a volunteer at Mercy Ministries is 19 years.
We offer training to all individuals interested in joining our volunteer team.
Please note that due to legal requirements, privacy policies, and the severity of the issues of our residents, volunteers at Mercy Ministries are very limited in their interaction with the residents of our homes and will NOT be involved in any of the following at any time:
- Providing counseling or ministry to residents in the Mercy Ministries Home
- Spending any unsupervised or one-on-one time with the residents in the Mercy Ministries Home
- Engaging in any of the resident application review process
- Driving any Mercy Ministries vehicles with or without residents