The questions you ask should be open-ended questions. That means questions that require the volunteer to give an answer more involved than “yes” or “no”. For example, instead of asking “So, you want to be involved in children’s liturgy?” you might ask “So, why do you want to be involved in children’s liturgy?” As much as possible be affirming of their answers. For long term volunteers, it is more of a conversion so you can affirm what they do.
You don’t want to ask more than 3 or 4 questions. You may need to ask clarifying questions especially when dealing with people new to the ministry.
Remember, if you have enough volunteers, you do not have to take everyone who applies for a ministry.
Some general questions you might ask, include the following (remember keep the interview short but to the point.)
Sample questions for long term ministry volunteers:What have you learned from doing this ministry for so many years? What would you share with... Read More