Pastoral Care Volunteers

Do you have a HEART for pastoral care? Volunteering? And your community?

We’re inviting people who are active in their local church to become BaptistCare Pastoral Care Volunteers, receive free training, and use the gift of pastoral care to connect with their local community.

BaptistCare Pastoral Care Volunteers are equipped with the skills to provide pastoral care and support to people in their community and their church congregation.

We understand that churches want to reach into their local communities, and people like you want to use your gifts of listening and encouraging as you share the practical love of Christ.

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So how does it work?

Volunteers complete an 8 week engaging and practical pastoral care course. There is a small cost for the workbook, but the course itself is free of charge.

You are then matched with BaptistCare clients, where you’ll spend a few hours a week visiting clients, using your new pastoral care skills to provide emotional and spiritual support to those receiving BaptistCare services living in their own homes.

Your new skills can also be used to provide pastoral support to your congregation and the people you come in contact with.

3 Pathways to become a Pastoral Care Volunteer

You can train to become a BaptistCare Pastoral Care Volunteer through one of three pathways:

Pathway 1

Through our BaptistCare courses.

  • New courses coming in 2020

Pathway 2

Through selected local Baptist Churches.

  • Georges River Life Church - Postponed until further notice
    Contact Suzann Sharp for details

Pathway 3

If you live at a distance, or when training is not available in your area, you may be able to access online training. Conditions apply,. Please fill in your details below to enquire.


Become a Trained Facilitator

If you attend a Baptist Church and are an experienced Pastoral Care Volunteer, Leader or Pastor, you could become a trained Spiritual Care Series Facilitator. This would enable you to conduct the Spiritual Care Series in your church. You will be given the tools to enable you to facilitate the training of the below topics. Contact Sue Wilson for details.


Introducing Our Spiritual Care Series

BaptistCare has partnered with the Health Television Network (HTN) to produce our Spiritual Care Series, which is a series of eight programs hosted by Leigh Hatcher, ideal to equip people for pastoral care. Series topics include:

  • Understanding the ageing journey
  • Spirituality in ageing
  • The power of storytelling
  • Grief, loss, death and dying.

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Contact Us

If you have a heart for pastoral care, we’d love you to be in contact.

For more information please contact Suzanne Wilson on 0419 201 094 or via Alternatively please submit your enquiry using the fields below.

If you would like more information about volunteering with BaptistCare, please click here.

Note - Cover Letter and Resume not required at this stage.

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