Volunteer with us
If you are over 18 years of age and have a heart to reach the people of Dundee then why not join our team!
Become a Street Chaplain
Could you commit to one or more nights a month to serve your community which needs to hear about the Lord Jesus? Help in a ROCK chaplaincy team by helping people at night time as they walk about the city centre. We mostly work with the 18-30s crowd who are attending the clubs and bars in the city centre.
What would be involved in the outreach?
What’s involved as a Street Chaplain is best illustrated by our moto CARE (as explained here): It essentially involves Chatting, Assisting, Reassuring, and Encouraging people we encounter on the street at night.
Each chaplaincy team is done differently, but the basics involve wearing one of our identifiable red coats, walking around the city centre in a small team and interacting with the public. The rest depends on you and your team leader. We don’t ask you to do anything you feel uncomfortable with. Just being present and ready to help when the need arises can be very reassuring to the public.
In the Dundee street team, this generally involves carrying a bag of lollies and leaflets and offering them to people. Often this results in a conversation whereby a chaplain has the opprotunity to talk about faith.
Some people require practical help; for example, getting a taxi home, drinking water, or just needing a listening ear. We also engage a lot with the homeless and those working in the night time economy such as bouncers, PRs, and police officers.
How would I learn?
Jesus believed in 'on the job training'! With the help of experienced ROCK team members, come and discover more about yourself, your gifts, your call, your potential and see your character and strengths sharpened. Prehaps you can teach us regarding a skill you have! Full training is provided.
How do I sign up?
For more information, contact Andy Burns, ROCK coordinator:
You can fill in the contact form on this page to help make your enquiry easier to submit. Alternatively, you can use our contact details below:
t. 07914 751466