Together, we have the ability to change lives
Your church has the ability to change lives, from the ones already in the pews to those right outside the church walls to others across the globe.
With the HelpRoot Volunteer manager in E-zekiel.com and HelpRoot.com, your church has the ability to assess needs, identify volunteers, assign tasks and manage volunteer projects online. Your website, your design - just add projects and watch it grow.
Increase Member Involvement
From Sunday School staff to sound engineers to set builders - your church can efficiently post all of its volunteer-based needs on the church website - with complete control over who can see, and apply, for them.
Make the right connections.
One of the challenges of garnering member involvement is connecting the need to the member. With the HelpRoot Volunteer manager, you can easily publish all service opportunities on your church website.
Permission for admission.
By selecting just a few settings, opportunities are accessible only to members, which makes it possible to post sensitive tasks (nursery workers, for example). In these settings, you identify the "owner" of the opportunity, who maintains responsibility. Once a member applies for an open opportunity, the owner can choose whether or not to assign the individual to the position - leaving the church and the owner of the opportunity in full decision-making control.
Distribution done right.
Every volunteer project is different. HelpRoot allows you to choose how you distribute each and every opportunity. For example, the opportunity could be confined to a small group of people like those within a Sunday School class or ministry, to members of your church, or to anyone visiting your church website. You could also cast an even wider net of potential volunteers on HelpRoot.com.
Grow Community Outreach
It's true. Because residents in your community can confidentially (thus confidently) ask for help, you can better understand and focus on ministries that best serve your neighbors and community.
Take a needs up approach.
While church members often have a grasp of community needs, the "unknowns" can become known when your church uses HelpRoot.com to dig deeper. Building ministries based on real needs in your community can begin easily with HelpRoot by starting with small projects and building programs that lead the community to be better as a whole. Grow as you go.
The nucleus of community.
As a church body, we take pride in serving our respective communities. HelpRoot was built on the groundwork of volunteer service among the body, while creating a framework of centralized information and flexible distribution for the church. HelpRoot assists your church in becoming a refuge for your community.
Without the HelpRoot Volunteer manager, understanding the overall impact of ministry in the church without losing sight of the smaller tasks at hand is difficult. With the assistance of HelpRoot, all opportunities can be viewed from one central location at any time by church leadership simply by logging into the E-zekiel Control Panel and clicking on the HelpRoot Volunteer manager.
A few ideas on using HelpRoot and the Volunteer manager:
Discover community needs
Because residents in your community can ask for help, you can better understand and focus on ministries that best serve your neighbors and community.
Take On big issues
By partnering with HelpRoot.com and local churches, you can take on bigger issues that plague communities across the world - like hunger, inadequate housing, and drug addiction.
Help with disasters
Use your church website and HelpRoot.com to strengthen the Christian movement of response and care for those affected by disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, tsunamis, mudslides and devastating fires. Before disasters hit, gather volunteers for training and preparation, then use HelpRoot to send out the beacon for help and organize teams when a disaster strikes.
Help in a Financial Crisis
Help members and your community come together with job placement resources, financial resources or other needs. Using the same tool you’d use to promote volunteer opportunities, you can create a job network on your site – allowing jobs to be posted and individuals to apply. You can also enable members to make confidential requests for financial assistance.
Going global starts local
Making a ding on global issues can start at home. Ongoing issues across the globe can seem overwhelming for a single church to take on - even on our own turf. With HelpRoot, local churches can partner together to take on these issues locally by coordinating events that raise money, amass attention for the mission, and grow the pool of volunteers.