Life’s more persistent and urgent questions is: “What are you doing for others?”
– Martin Luther King Jr.
Volunteering has been part of Christians in Schools Trust since the beginning and we encourage people from all walks of life to consider volunteering with our team.
So what do you need to be a volunteer? Firstly, you need to be passionate about the Christian faith and sharing it with children and young people, and secondly, you need to come with some relevant experience in working with children. Perhaps you have teaching experience, or are a church children’s leader or a uniformed organisation leader? Those experiences are invaluable to us!
Also, if you have experience in website design, administration, finance, fundraising, school governance or trusteeship we would also love to hear from you!
If you are thinking about volunteering, please get in contact with our chairman here.
Moving forward, we would require all volunteers to be DBS checked, provide one suitable reference (church leader, previous or current employer) and to sign up to our statement of faith which you can review here.
Meet our volunteers!
” My name is Evelyn Speak.
Although born in Liverpool, my childhood was split between living in Coventry and then Poole in Dorset moving to back to the North West for my first teaching job.
The next 40 or so years consisted of meeting & marrying my hubby Phil, bringing up two children and continuing to teach. Most of my teaching career has been in upper KS2 with either Year 5 or 6.
I was brought up a Catholic and because Phil is a Methodist, we focus on being Christian and worship at both churches and if we’re away from home will enjoy searching out any lively Christian church for worship. I’ve volunteered in both churches working with the children or helping with music. Denomination has never been important to me but the Holy Spirit is. I hope I can further CIST’s incredibly important work in a small way by being a volunteer and maybe putting my years of working alongside children to some good use.”
” My name is Alison Walsh, I am a new volunteer with Christians in Schools Trust, and am looking forward to sharing with children the immense love Jesus has for each one of them. I am passionate about showing children who Jesus is and how much He wants to be their friend. I have been a primary school teacher since 1987, and more recently a foster carer. I worship at St John’s Church Lindow, where I lead the children’s group.”