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Transforming the communities of Essex & East London through Christ’s presence

Volunteers are a major resource, and our churches simply won’t function without them.

The few websites listed below offer a wide range of advice from recruiting to managing your volunteers.

  • Advice on recruiting volunteers from the Church Urban Fund
  • The Volunteering England website is an excellent source of information and has a page of useful downloads of advice leaflets and legal help. 
  • Advice on setting up a friends scheme in your parish which enables people to help with the maintenance of the church buildings can be found here.

The Church of England Practice Guidance: Safer Recruitment document sets out safer recruitment practices for finding and appointing safely the most appropriate people to volunteer with children and/or adults experiencing, or at risk of abuse or neglect.  If you have any questions about the Safer Recruitment process please contact the DST by emailing safeguarding@chelmsford.anglican.org

Volunteers whose roles involve working with children and/or adults experiencing, or at risk of abuse or neglect must complete the relevant safeguarding training with the Diocese after they have been recruited/appointed, regardless of previous experience. They must also attend regular updates every three years. If you have any questions about safeguarding training for volunteers please contact the DST by emailing safeguarding@chelmsford.anglican.org


Further information on setting up a friends scheme can be found on this page.


For more information please contact Michael Minta
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