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Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” And that’s what TTA volunteers do…they make lives better by serving the needs of others.
These passionate individuals freely give of their time and talents to assist TTA in the fulfillment of its mission without expectation or receipt of financial compensation. We are fortunate to have hundreds of dedicated volunteers that live their faith, giving unselfishly and touching lives in very tangible ways.
TTA volunteers are primarily members of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship (OCBF). Volunteers are recruited year-round through OCBF’s Sunday morning bulletin and are expected to fulfill at least a one-year service commitment. Interested individuals sign up and a list of names is given to the appropriate person for contact through email.
There are situations where non-members are allowed to serve by approval of the Executive Director and/or the Senior Pastor. In those situations, non-members are responsible for serving under the same guidelines set forth.
Our volunteer process is as follows, the prospective volunteer:
- Completes a volunteer application
- Completes an interview process with a TTA representative
- Provides appropriate references and signs a release for a background check, if appropriate to the volunteer position
- Completes volunteer orientation
- Reviews and signs the Volunteer Acknowledgment form
During the orientation, a volunteer job description and handbook are provided for each person along with a presentation of the mission, programs, and overall operations of The Turn•Around Agenda.
Important Qualities of Volunteers
A TTA volunteer sees the God-given value in every person and seeks to serve each person in such a way as to reflect the significance that God places on every individual.
A TTA volunteer sees opportunities to positively impact the lives of our community and advance the Kingdom of God through their service.
A TTA volunteer serves others in such a way that people know and feel God’s love and care by how the organization serves them.
A TTA volunteer seeks to promote and protect the unity of the organization by serving with others toward accomplishing the organization’s mission.
A TTA volunteer utilizes every opportunity to encourage and support those to whom they are called to serve.
A TTA volunteer can be depended on to handle confidential matters appropriately so that the best interest of the church and its members are protected.
A TTA volunteer is committed to live and function with the highest ethical standards so that no dishonor is brought to God’s name, the organization and church or the volunteer.
A TTA volunteer is committed to offer superior service to those to whom they serve so that God’s glory is being reflected through their service.
A TTA volunteer can be depended on to faithfully fulfill their assignments in a timely fashion while maintaining high level communication with their program leader.
A TTA volunteer seeks to go the extra mile in their care for others so that our social outreach can have a maximum impact in the lives of those we serve.
The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.
- DeAnn Hollis
Volunteerism is the voice of the people put into action. These actions shape and mold the present into a future of which we can all be proud.
- Helen Dyer
If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
- Booker T. Washington