I recently decided I would like to volunteer with Red Cross. They indicated that their need was for Meals-on-Wheels drivers, so I set the wheels in motion. Luckily, I already have a Working with Vulnerable People card so only had to complete an online form – or so I thought.
Firstly, I had to open an account so I could then complete the volunteering application and email it. Next step was to provide additional information so that a police check could be carried out.
OK, I filled that form as well and then came the tricky part – uploading several items of identification. By the time I followed this link and that link and read about the required information – I tell you what, if I were not a patient woman there is no way known I would have succeeded with that task. In the end I had to send them rather than upload (I swear the problem was not operator related). All this just to volunteer to deliver a few meals a week.
There is something so much more valuable to be part of that is thankfully so much easier to become involved with. It is the richest treasure known to man: to be part of God’s family. No forms, no following links, no identification documents – just a heart to know that our God will set you in the right direction.
Lord, we are so grateful that you make it simple to be part of your family. Help us to show others the way.