The best way to search for active volunteer opportunities is to visit our Opportunities page where you will find a variety of roles listed. Here you can look for roles based on different criteria such as ministry area or gifts/talents and you can also apply for them right away. We will continue to add new opportunities as they come up. You can also connect with a ministry area directly or by contacting them to find out more about opportunities in their area.
When you have found a volunteer role that interests you on our website, you can click on the role to receive more information about applying for that role, or you can apply by clicking on “Start the Application Process” under the role you are interested in and completing the Getting Involved form. This form allows us to get to know you a little bit better. Please be sure to indicate which role you are interested in on this form; you can write it in the section Volunteer Status.
You may need to fill out some additional forms to qualify for the volunteer role you are applying for. In this case, the ministry area you are applying to may tell you about the required forms. If not, when you apply for the role someone from Volunteer Connections will contact you about them.
Once all of the required forms have been received and processed here at Centre Street Church, the Volunteer Connections Coordinator will communicate your interest to the appropriate ministry area. Someone from that ministry area will then be in contact with you about your application so that they can connect with you to prayerfully discern if the volunteer role will be a mutually good fit. It may take a few weeks for this to happen so thank you for your patience.
If you feel as though your volunteer application is complete but you have not heard anything back in a few weeks, please contact Volunteer Connections
For Central Campus, on weekends you can go to the Information Centre or either entrance of Children’s Ministry (downstairs next to the Information Centre or upstairs across from the wedding chapel) to pick up or drop off volunteer forms. You can also have your ID copied at the Children’s Ministry entrances. During the week you can come to the Central Campus reception desk (2nd floor) and ask for Kelsey to pick up forms or copy ID. You can also drop off forms in the Confidential Mail slot in the reception desk or in the wooden box at the Information Centre anytime Central Campus is open.If you attend a regional campus, please talk to a staff member or ministry team leader to receive forms, copy ID, and turn in forms.
Throughout the Bible, there are many references relating to why God’s people serve Him...
In the book of Exodus, God instructs Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, “Thus says the Lord: Let my people go, that they may serve Me…” Exodus 8:1. Thus, we believe that one of the many privileges of being set free by God is so that we may serve Him. We also know that Jesus came to serve and not to be served, “the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve…” Matthew 20:28. As we endeavour to become more like Christ, that includes demonstrating a lifestyle of serving, rather than of being served. The Bible also refers to Christ followers belonging to one Body, and that each member of His Body has been given a spiritual gift and purpose for serving God and others. “So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given us, let us use them.” Romans 12:5-6. Another Biblical reference about serving God is found in Romans 12:1, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.” In essence, serving God is also an act of worship.
There are also biblical references describing how we can best serve God...
1 Sam. 12:24 says, “But be sure to fear the Lord and serve Him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things He has done for you.” And Joshua encourages people to serve God wholeheartedly, “So fear the Lord and serve him wholeheartedly.” Joshua 24:14a.
CSC’s volunteer ministry is based on these Biblical principles, which define the many wonderful ways that volunteering to serve God is indeed unique and of the greatest eternal value!