Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge has 15 ministers throughout our organization. Ministers go through extensive training and mentoring sessions in order to become commissioned. To become a minister of Volunteers of America you must accept the doctrinal teachings of the church, support the mission of the organization and be an employee or a long-term volunteer. Our ministers organize and lead worship experiences for consumers and staff, provide pastoral care to those in need and participate in religious activities in the community. Ministers help provide clients, volunteers, staff and the community the experience of compassion, love and the healing presence of God.
Volunteers of America, an inter-denominational Christian church, has established the position of Agency Chaplain to help guide the organization in the principles upon which the organization was founded. The Agency Chaplain helps to develop and train ministers in our affiliate as well as deepen the sense of community in Volunteers of America. Throughout the organization there are quarterly worship services and spiritual celebrations, which are led by ministers of our agency.
Our Agency Chaplain also provides spiritual guidance and knowledge-based resources to the organization's ministers and professional staff related to meeting the spiritual needs of clients, especially those experiencing special challenges or disabilities.
For more information on our Ministry Services, contact:
Bud Snowden, Agency Chaplain