Volunteer / Parishoners
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The scale of support needed to implement the requirements for reopening necessitate teams of volunteers available to execute three elements of reopening management and maintenance:
• Set-up team:
Volunteers will ensure that: all supplies needed for each sacramental celebration/gathering are ready for use, entrances and exits are marked and propped physically open prior to attendees’ arrival/departure, windows are opened, restrooms are stocked and managed, etc. They will ensure hand sanitizer is available and that pews are marked off according to social distancing guidelines.
• Greeting team: 3 to 5 per gathering
Greeters will assist in managing the flow of congregants as they enter the church, participate in the liturgy/sacrament, and exit the church. Team members will combine some of the functions of an usher, such as directing participants to appropriate seating/waiting areas, but will include additional responsibilities, including, but not limited to, making sure attendees use hand sanitizer upon entering, are wearing a mask, and are reminded not to enter if ill. Given the circumstances, greeters will need to be tactful and firm paying careful attention to all people on-site. To support parish greeter teams, rudimentary training tips on handling difficult situations will be provided.
• Disinfecting team: 2 to 4 per gathering
These volunteers will help maintain and sanitize essential and trafficked areas of the church before and after the church has been used. Gloves will be provided, if necessary, in addition to approved cleaning/disinfecting supplies. Per the certification process, parishes will need to develop appropriate schedules and verification methods to ensure cleaning occurs at the proper times relative to when congregants arrive and leave the church building. To support the cleaning team, guidance on proper cleaning procedures will be provided in the webinar training.
Will need to identify and recruit additional volunteers to assist at every gathering. The role of the captains will be on-going throughout the crisis. Captains should be respected members of the parish with an understanding of the parish and its people. Additionally, they should be skilled at
• Organizing and assigning work
• Explaining and demonstrating tasks clearly to others
• Assuring that standards and guidelines are understood and followed consistently
• Keeping teams focused and motivated
• Providing respectful and helpful feedback
• Identifying and addressing details
Video: What to Expect when returning to Church is on Parish website
Video Training and full information is available at
|| Louise OConnor