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VOLUNTEER | Chaplain

Company: City of Rio Rancho NM
Location: rio rancho
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


The mission of the volunteer program is to enhance city services and programs by matching the varied talents of concerned individuals and groups of all ages, interests and skills, with a variety of interesting and challenging projects and endeavors. Volunteers assist with nearly every aspect of our city's government. Whether a volunteer is involved in an ongoing position or a single event, volunteer daily, weekly or monthly, the City of Rio Rancho appreciates the support. Volunteering for the city is one of the best examples of government and citizens working together for the good of the community. Volunteers get an insider's look at how our local government works, and an opportunity to share talents and skills. Many volunteers are in a position to see firsthand where changes are needed and give productive critique on how to better serve our customers. Volunteers may also gain new skills, friends and a sense of accomplishment through volunteering. Volunteers play an important role in how things get done in our society. Many services would not happen without the services of volunteers. We consider our volunteers as one of the most diverse and richest resources in our community. Volunteers make a huge difference in peoples' lives; we are happy to have you join us. Staff will be available to offer support, motivation, and encouragement as well as champion new ideas that propose improvement to our current volunteer structure. What is a Volunteer? Very generally - a volunteer is someone who performs activities intended to help others and/or improve themselves. Volunteering is not done for monetary compensation or material gain and is not based on obligation. Volunteering is the act of giving or donating one's time and skills. Understanding a person's motivation for volunteering is key to placing him/her in the right volunteer position. Listed are some of the needs that stimulate people through volunteering:

* Challenge * Meet new people * Improve their community * Gain new skills * Recognition * Make a difference * Self-esteem * Donate professional skills * Self-confidence * Socialize * Have fun * Change in scenery * Career exploration * Academic credit * Constructive use of time

Your motivation for volunteering for the city of Rio Rancho might be different, but the end result is the same, you make a positive impact on others. YOU ARE PROVIDING A MUCH NEEDED SERVICE TO YOUR COMMUNITY The development of volunteer programs has substantially increased the opportunity for individuals to use their time and skills for the betterment of themselves and others. Many programs may not be in existence today if not for volunteers. Volunteers also can:

* Act as liaisons with our community to gain support of programs * Provide a direct line to private resources in our community * Facilitate networking * Increase public awareness and program visibility

The Volunteer Chaplain position with the Police Department

The purpose of the Department Chaplaincy Program is to provide a more sensitive response to the public in times of crisis and to provide the Department and its MOS with any personal assistance. The Police Chaplains will be available on a 24-hour basis. In the interest of assisting the public and the members of the Department, the Chief of Police may authorize Police Chaplains to assist other departments and agencies.

The Chaplaincy serves the community and MOS in times of emergencies, traumatic events, public periods of mourning and commemoration, and it serves to strengthen and enhance the services which the Department provides to the community. The Chaplaincy will be available on-call to provide assistance for human relation problems.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Chaplains are to attend monthly training. These training sessions will be used to exchange information about upcoming activities, training, or fellowship.

2. Chaplains should strive to participate in Department operations and functions. Chaplains should:

a. Respond to spiritual, pastoral, or counseling requests of Department MOS and their families.

b. Assist Department officials with providing death or serious injury notifications.

c. Respond to hospitals when incidents of on-duty serious injury or death of MOS occur and perform duties as appropriate.

d. Visit sick or injured MOS.

e. Participate in funeral or memorial services for active or retired MOS, and assist their family members in preparation of funeral arrangements.

f. Respond to the Incident Command Post on the occasion of a major incident or disaster.

g. Participate in stress reduction programs and peer support teams.

h. Attend departmental promotion functions, award ceremonies, dinners, social events, graduation ceremonies, and offer invocation and benediction.

i. Perform other services that may be required by the Chief of Police or designee.

Chaplain Qualifications

1. To ensure integrity and conformance with national standards, all applicants for the Chaplaincy Program must:

a. Complete volunteer application with Human Resources,

b. Be an ordained or licensed member of a recognized faith community in Rio Rancho or the greater metropolitan area,

c. Never have been convicted of a felony crime,

d. Possess a valid New Mexico Driver's License,

e. Complete an interview with the Department Chaplain Steering Committee.

f. Be recommended for service by the Steering Committee,

g. Pass a background investigation, and

h. Be authorized by the Chief of Police for service.

If you need an accommodation for a disability that would enable you to apply or interview for this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 505-891-5011 (fax: 505-891-9183).

Keywords: City of Rio Rancho NM, Rio Rancho , VOLUNTEER | Chaplain, Other , rio rancho, New Mexico

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