Join our ministry team!
Great news! We’re looking to expand Our Scarlett Stories team with a few new positions in order to strengthen our community and expand our ability to support bereaved mothers and their families. These are volunteer positions and will include regular zoom team meetings with Adriel Booker for connection, prayer, and ministry development, as well as a private mentoring call with Adriel each month.
Length of commitment: Six-week trial to make sure we both think it’s a good fit, then minimum six month commitment.
We’re looking for teammates who:
- Love Jesus.
- Have a heart to support bereaved families.
- Are gracious communicators.
- Desire to work in a collaborative team but also can work independently as needed.
- Believe in the power of honoring people’s story and experiences.
- See this opportunity as peer-to-peer ministry.
- Have a desire to continue growing in relationship with God.
- Possess initiative and a willingness to learn.
- Practice timely communication.
Please note: Having experienced your own loss of a baby or infertility is not a pre-requisite to join our team, but we do believe personal experiences help cultivate empathy in a way that will deepen your ability to serve.
Volunteer Positions & Specific Qualifications:
The OSS Instagram Coordinator will assist with Our Scarlett Stories instagram account. She is someone who feels confident to ethically source photos and stories and relevant content for @ourscarlettstories. She will be provided with branding colors, sample images, and a posting guide and will be responsible to be creative within those parameters in consultation with Adriel.
Specific qualifications: Instagram savvy, creative, eye for design, good writing/editing skills, organized, takes initiative, basic working knowledge of how to use a design app such as Canva.
Time commitment: 1-1.5 hours a week to source and plan content, post five times per week, plus an additional hour to interact for 10 minutes daily.
Community Care Coordinator.
The OSS Community Care Coordinator will help ensure new members are welcomed into our community with warmth and kindness. She will be in charge of keeping track of significant milestone days for community members, as well as posting a message of care/support within the community on important remembrance days/anniversaries/birthdays of their babies.
Specific qualifications: Ability to create spreadsheets and organize a remembrance calendar. Organized, hospitable, warm, welcoming, inclusive. Able to communicate with sensitivity and kindness. Basic knowledge of how to use Canva or other similar design app (or the ability to learn).
Time commitment: 1-2 hours a week.
The OSS Prayer Coordinator will coordinate our weekly prayer threads, including writing a short word of encouragement or sharing a scripture or song with the community as well as interacting on the thread itself. She will also be in charge of cultivating a small team of other community members for a monthly zoom call to facilitate prayer for our community.
Specific qualifications: Believes in the ministry of prayer and spiritual encouragement. Able to commit to posting a short, weekly prayer thread. Organized. Ability to facilitate prayer meeting, use Zoom, and willing to spend personal time in prayer for our community (and specific members as needed) each week.
Time commitment: 1-1.5 hour a week plus monthly scheduled Zoom prayer meeting.
The OSS Outreach Coordinator will help Adriel curate a database of local bereavement ministries that may be served by our resources and events. She will also coordinate three annual events: Mother’s Day Card Drive and the Father’s Day Card Drive to connect bereaved parents with notes of care on these sensitive holidays, as well as assist Adriel with our (virtual) Baby Loss Remembrance Service in October.
Specific qualifications: Highly organized, takes initiative, good at research, likes spreadsheets, has the ability to liaise with organizations, bereaved parents, and community members.
Time commitment: 1.5-2 hours a week.
Community Connections Coordinator.
The OSS Community Connections Coordinator will help Adriel curate a weekly wrap-up of links for the community to help connect community members with other community members’ posts. This will help connect members to one another and circulate group content. The Community Connections Coordinator will also help select and profile our featured member stories.
Specific qualifications: Ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Good writing skills. Working understanding of of how to use our Mighty Network. Able to stay organized work on a weekly routine.
Time commitment: 1 hour per week.
In addition to your specific role, all team members will be expected to have a brief weekly check in with Adriel by email and join a team zoom meeting once a month for prayer and planning. Adriel will also have a monthly mentoring call with you (individually) to talk about your own loss, your role on the team, and/or have a chance to ask her questions about life and faith.
Please note: With the exception of our orientation call, all team meetings and mentoring calls will take place on the first Monday morning of the month (Australia time), which is Sunday evening USA/Canada time. Please ensure you can make this standing commitment work if you’d like to join the team.
How to Apply:
- Please send your letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org, including:
• which position(s) you are interested in and why.
• your qualifications (including your experience with loss if applicable).
• where you live (timezone).
• what the ministry of Our Scarlett Stories (and/or Grace Like Scarlett) has meant to you personally.
Deadline for application: April 30, 2021
- Those progressing to the next round will then be asked to send character references. Please do not worry about gathering these until requested.
Deadline for references: May 7, 2021
A note from Adriel:
We’re really excited about expanding our team with more volunteers so we can provide better support to the women (and their families) in our community. Please let me know if you have any questions! I’m really looking forward to working with some of you more closely soon!