Volunteer Opportunities

One of the best ways to grow as a disciple of Jesus is to serve others! There are many areas of ministry and service at Bethel where you can use your gifts and talents.

Below is a quick list of opportunities; more information please email the office (keri[at]bethelkingston.com) and your inquiry will be forwarded to the appropriate Team Leader. Our Team Leaders would love to chat with you…and a conversation is not a commitment! Also you may want to check out our Volunteer Process, which your Team Leader will also guide you through if you choose to serve.

Provide childcare for children ages 0-3 during the first service. • Time Commitment: 2 hours every 3-4 weeks
Email Pastor Jamie
Play games, do crafts, and lead simple Bible lessons with kids ages 3-5 during the first service. (Curriculum and resources provided.) • Time Commitment: 2 hours every 3-4 weeks
Email Pastor Jamie
Engage students in JR High (Grades 6-8) on Tuesday nights and/or SR High (Grades 9-12) on Friday nights through games, activities, Bible teachings and small group discussions. (Curriculum and resources provided.) • Time Commitment: 4-5 hours weekly through the school year
Email Pastor Connor
Under direction of the Worship Leaders, lead the congregation in worship by playing an instrument or vocals. (Auditions required.) • Time Commitment: 1 Sunday every 3-4 weeks, plus practices
Email Will
Run the visual presentation through ProPresenter, including song slides, sermon slides, and videos, on Sunday mornings. (Training provided.) • Time Commitment: one Sunday (2 services) every 3-4 weeks
Email Keri
Teach Bible lessons through creative and active ways to students from Grades 1 to 6 during the 9am service. (Curriculum and resources provided.) • Time Commitment: 2 hours every 3-4 weeks
Email Pastor Jamie
Reinforce Bible lessons in creative ways with a small group of students from Grades 1 to 6 during the first service. (Curriculum and resources provided.) • Time Commitment: 2 hours every 3-4 weeks
Email Pastor Jamie
Welcome and orient people on Sunday morning and help ensure a comfortable and safe environment for everyone during the service. (Training and orientation provided.) • Time Commitment: one service every 3-4 weeks
Email Caroline & Janet
Operate the Behringer x32 sound board on Sunday morning. (Training provided.) • Time Commitment: one Sunday (two services) every 3-4 weeks
Email Karl
Prepare, set up, and clean up coffee, tea, juice, and snacks in the Gym on Sunday morning. This is great to do with a spouse, friends, or Life Group. (Training and most supplies provided.) • Time Commitment: 2 hours every 3-4 weeks
Email Mike

Volunteer Process

Volunteer Process

Thanks for your desire to volunteer with us! Our volunteer application process is intended to ensure the safety of all the children, youth and vulnerable persons at Bethel, and contains the following steps:

  1. Potential new volunteers are asked to wait until they have attended Bethel six months before applying. Exceptions can be made in some cases, using an enhanced reference process.
  2. Contact the Ministry Lead for the ministry in which you wish to serve to express your interest and set up a meeting. You and the Ministry Lead will then get together and discuss where you best fit in Ministry, and you may be invited to shadow them during a Sunday service to get a feel for the role.
  3. Should you be deemed suited to the ministry you have applied for, the next step is to fill out the NEW Volunteer Application Form 2020-2021 online. (Or download and print a paper copy here (link TBC) and hand it in to the Ministry Lead or the church office. 
  4. The Ministry Lead will also put you in touch with Carmen, the Church Administrator (carmen(at)bethelkingston.com) so you can obtain a Police Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check, at a cost of $29.00. If this presents a financial hardship for you, the church can reimburse you.
  5. Once all references have been checked and the Police Check has been completed, you are then cleared for ministry; in some instances you may be able to start serving before the paperwork is completed. The church will contact you at various intervals to remind you about training and/or needing to update your paperwork/police check.
  6. You will also have to attend a mandatory Plan to Protect Volunteer training session, followed by a yearly refresher course. Plan to Protect Volunteer training is held periodically throughout the year; you will be contacted with dates and times. 

Serve in the City

We also encourage serving outside of Bethel’s walls! As a church, Bethel supports several local ministries, and we encourage you to volunteer your time and talents with these organizations as well.

KINGSTON PREGNANCY CARE CENTRE | KPCC supports women of all ages facing an unplanned or stressful pregnancy.
MARTHA’S TABLE | Martha’s Table provides low-cost nutritious meals to those in need, in a safe and accepting environment.
NIGHTLIGHT | (Nightlight is currently closed until a new location is found. Stay tuned!)
SALVATION ARMY | The Salvation Army operates a wide variety of activities, programs, and services throughout the year to assist in our community.