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Volunteer

Volunteers are vital to everything we do at Gate Church. If you want to get involved in any of our teams then please complete this form and we will be in touch to get you connected. To find out more about each team and the opportunities to volunteer take a look below.

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Children's Church

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Baby Church is for infants aged between birth and two and a half years old. At Baby Church we seek to demonstrate God’s love through singing, story-telling and play.

 

Sundays: 11am or 3pm

 

  • Welcome families as they arrive and help them to register

  • Use the teaching materials to choose appropriate songs and activities for the children

  • Room set-up, tidy up and preparation of snacks

  • Undertake a PVG check before starting this role (and updated every 3 years)

  • Attend annual child protection training

 

Mini Church 

Mini Church is for children aged two and a half to five years. Sessions include free play time, a healthy snack, Bible story using the Bible for Kids App curriculum, sing-a-longs and action memory verses, and completing a sticker and colour take home sheet.

 

Sundays: 11am or 3pm

 

  • Welcome families as they arrive and help them to register and settle their children

  • Use the teaching materials to facilitate play, video story, colouring and crafts

  • Room set-up, tidy up and preparation of snacks

  • Undertake a PVG check before starting this role (and updated every 3 years)

  • Attend annual child protection training

 

Legends 

Legends is for P1 – P7. Interactive and fun activities are used to explore God’s word using the Energise curriculum. A healthy snack is provided.

 

Sundays: 11am or 3pm

 

  • Welcome children and take a register

  • Use the teaching materials to facilitate games, craft activities, video based message and follow up small group discussion 

  • Room set-up, tidy up and preparation of snacks

  • Undertake a PVG check before starting this role (and updated every 3 years)

  • Attend annual child protection training

Coffee Bar

Volunteers in the coffee bar

Sundays: after the 11am service and during special events.

  • Pre-set the coffee bar before the service, brew coffees, prepare tea jugs. 

  • Barista prepares the barista machine 

  • Serve coffees and teas just after the service and stay until people stop coming up for more drinks

  • Involves chatting with people as they wait at the bar

  • Tidy up at the end

Compassion

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Compassion team volunteers look to connect with the elderly and vulnerable in our community. This team organises our High Tea and Hymns events as well as making hospital and care home visits.

Volunteers with the Compassion team serve at our High Tea events which currently take place at Easter and Christmas by serving community members an afternoon tea and taking part in a community sing along. The team also provides pastoral care on an ad hoc basis by visiting church members who are in hospital or elderly care facilities.

Hosting Team

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Sundays: 11am, 3pm, 7pm

 

Welcome people coming to church, help them settle in, find someone to talk to if they are new. Direct people if they get lost or looking for something. Help distribute offering baskets, communion cups etc when needed.

Music

Gate Church worship team

Sundays: 11am, 3pm, 7pm

 

Our Music Team are inspired to: Point to the Saviour; Proclaim the greatness of God; Love the house and serve it;  Raise a new generation of worshipers.

 

In order to audition for the Music team please complete the ‘I Want to Volunteer’ form on our Volunteering page and a member of the team will be in touch to arrange this. Music Team members attend rehearsals on Thursday evenings and serve at morning and evening Sunday services once or twice per month.

Prayer

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Weekdays: 8am

Sundays: 11am, 3pm

 

  • The team meets every weekday at 8am to pray together, all are welcome and this is a drop in - drop out meeting so you can come any time

  • Pray with individuals during the ministry time after in-person services

  • Provide text based prayer support for those attending our online church services

Production

Gate Church production team

Sound

Sundays 11am, 7pm and special events

 

  • Set up and run sound during the Sunday Service. Work together with the band and speakers to provide a good worship and service experience.

  • Attend pop-up events such as Alpha and conferences to set-up and run sound. 

  • Work with different sound systems and set ups depending on the event. In bigger or more complicated events sound is run by two volunteers. 

  • All training is provided until you feel confident enough to run it on your own. 

Visuals

Sundays 11am, 7pm and special events

 

  • Use software (ProPresenter) to show lyrics/images/videos on screens during Sunday services. 

  • Attend pop-up events such as Alpha and conferences to operate PC/laptop to display information on the screen. 

  • All training is provided until you feel confident enough to run it on your own. 

Lighting 

Sundays 11am, 7pm and special events

 

  • Use PC based software to control theatre lighting rig during Sunday services

  • Attend pop-up events such as Alpha and conferences to set-up mood lighting

Online

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Online Broadcast 

Making our services accessible to our online community via live streaming.

Sundays 11am

 

  • Use online streaming software to broadcast our sunday service to our website

  • Engage those watching online via live chat

  • Provide text based technical support to anyone experiencing issues with the livestream

Online Hosting Team

Sundays 11am

Chat to people online, make them feel welcome. Help with the run of the service online. 

TRIBE (Youth)

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Tribe is Gate Church’s ministry for young people in high school. Our mission is to reach the lost and release the found.

Fridays: 7pm-9pm

  • Arrange games, activities and Bible teaching for young people at Friday night meetings

  • Support young people’s faith journey through small group discussions

  • Take part in monthly team meeting and planning sessions

  • Undertake a PVG check before starting this role (and updated every 3 years)

  • Attend annual child protection training

Carbon Saving Project

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Community Fridge

Dundee West End Community Fridge helps to reduce food waste by making short-dated, surplus food available to the members of the public. 

 

FRIDGE VOLUNTEERS: One Day Per Week 11am - 2pm 

 

  • Serving Fridge visitors in a friendly, non-judgmental manner

  • Helping to ensure no food is wasted by following our health and safety procedures

  • Tidying, organising and cleaning the friedges and storage areas

 

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS: Any Day 9am - 10:30am (full driving licence required)

 

  • Collection of food donations from supermarkets across the city using an electric vehicle

  • Loading and unloading donations

 

Community Wardrobe

Help us stop good quality clothing going in the bin and learn how to live more sustainably. 

 

WARDROBE VOLUNTEERS: Thursdays 12pm - 4pm  /  Fridays 12pm - 4pm  / 

Last Saturday of the Month 12pm-4pm

 

  • Sorting donated items and stocking the clothing rails

  • Serving Wardrobe visitors in a friendly, non-judgmental manner

  • Tidying and organising the storage spaces

 

REPAIR VOLUNTEERS: From Home Any Time  /  On Site Fridays 12pm-4pm

 

  • Repairing damaged items of clothing so that they can be reused

  • Making use of fabric scraps to produce new items

  • Teaching repair skills to others (in person or via written / video guides)