Are You Using Your Talent Wisely? Volunteer Tips
- Thursday, December 28, 2017
- By Shawnda Muir
You Have Something to Offer - Volunteer!
"Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received." 1 Peter 4:10
"God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Cor 9:7
All of us have been blessed with various talents, whether we are aware of it or not, or whether we have developed our talents or not. Of course, it is usually not possible to develop all of our talents. But, ideally, we can and should develop some of them and use them wisely to bless the communities we belong to.
Can anyone serve?
Absolutely! We have various opportunities for all kinds of schedules, skill sets, and interests.
You can work behind the scenes or up front with other individuals. Whether you have an hour a month to give, an hour a week, or only occasional time, there is an opportunity for you.
Where do I start?
First, discover what you enjoy. What you are passionate about? What are your strengths? What types of people and groups do you enjoy hanging out with... kids, youth, senious?
Think outside the box. Your talent can be anything from ministry during Sunday Mass to organizing a street hockey game in the Church parking lot to ________.
Still not sure? Consider attending the small group study on S.H.A.P.E. to discover your gifts, starting January 18 at MMOC.
What is the time comitment?
The commitment will vary depending on the area of ministry. However, with so many opportunities to choose from, you can be assured that we will have a schedule that fits with your availability. You can serve as often as every Sunday or as little as a few hours a month. Can’t be tied down? No problem! Sign up as a substitute, seasonal or occasional volunteer.
What's the next step?
There are several options for you:
- Check out the volunteer openings or parish groups on our website
- Speak to the ministry lead or someone at the welcome table in the lobby at Masses
- Attend our Volunteer Ministry Fair after Masses on February 3 and 4, 2018
- Email us with your interest.
We look forward to working together to use our talents to serve God and others.