We value our volunteers and want you to have a quality experience serving in our church ministries. To ensure that that is the case, before you are placed into a ministry, we ask that you meet with the Ministry Development Coordinator for an informative orientation about volunteering at CoH and to discover what ministry would be the best match for you.
To request an appointment, simply CLICK HERE to complete and submit a contact form and Anita Haddy, Ministry Development Coordinator, will follow up with you. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response
In Our Church
ASL Interpreter – Provide ASL interpretation for the Deaf and hard of hearing at worship services and special events as needed.
Children and Families Ministry - Facilitate Children’s Church and Christian education for children 4 years old through 4th grade. Participants in this ministry must have been attending CoH for at least a year and have been a confirmed member for at least six months and agree to and pass a Criminal Background Check.
Congregational Care Team – The focus of the Congregational Care Team is to respond to the care and support needs of the congregation. This may be through hospital visits, prayer support, or a listening ear in times of grief.
Creative Arts Ministry – Infusing art into the life and culture of the church through performance, music, design, image and the media arts.
Devotion Writer – On assigned dates each month, team members write 350-400 word devotions based on a designated verse from the Liturgical Calendar used by UCC and or about a secular or sacred holiday celebrated that day.
Floral Design Team - Experienced floral designers are encouraged to join our Chancel Floral Design Team. Designers will shop for materials and create the fabulous floral arrangements that are seen each Sunday on the chancel.
Greeter Ministry - Welcome visitors and guests to worship services. Answer questions and provide directions as needed.
Hand Bell Choir – Seasonal - Play as scheduled for our worship services and for other events at church and in the community. You must read music.
Intercessory Prayer Team - The Intercessory Prayer team is a virtual ministry that prays for the congregation, ministries, staff and outreach of Cathedral of Hope.
Lay Minister of Worship (LMOW) - Serve as Acolytes (candle lighters, processional element carriers, and set up for communion) or Communion Servers (the ones who actually serve during communion).
Order of St. Francis & St. Clare – A Secular Order, whose members share a lifetime commitment to pursue practical ways of living out Jesus’ Gospel of Grace as demonstrated in the teachings of St. Francis and St. Clare.
Sanctuary Choir - The main choral group at the Cathedral. Open to all. Ability to carry a tune and match pitch required. You will sing a simple tune for section placement.
Sanctuary Orchestra - The orchestra plays the prelude and offertory as scheduled and accompanies the Sanctuary Choir during the anthem and during congregational singing.
Sanctuary Steward - Volunteers in this ministry make sure the pews and chairs are supplied with registration pad, giving envelopes, pens and tissues, and pick up items left behind after services.
Sources of Hope (Bookstore) - Provide clerical support, display and sales help in the Bookstore. Training provided and the bookstore is flexible scheduling.
Sunday Hospitality Ministry – Core group of hospitality team members set up, serve and clean up light refreshments for each morning service.
TV & Media Ministry - Provide video and media support for worship services. Volunteers learn all aspects of the ministry including camera, sound, lighting, directing, graphics and administrative support. Training provided.
Usher Ministry – Participants in this ministry prepare the Sanctuary for worship services, seat people as they arrive, take up the offering and direct people during communion.
Young Adult Ministry - Facilitate programs of both spiritual and fellowship activities designed for Young Adults ages 18 and over.
Youth Ministry – Facilitate programs of both spiritual and fellowship activities designed for youth grades 5 through 12. Participants in this ministry must have been attending CoH for at least a year and have been a confirmed member for at least six months and agree to and pass a Criminal Background Check. Other ministry support opportunities that do not work directly with minors are available.
In Our Community
The programs shown below are facilitated through Dallas Hope Charities, the outreach arm of Cathedral of Hope.
Breakfast at Cathedral of Hope (BACH) – Volunteers provide a hot cooked breakfast for the homeless each Saturday morning. Because many youth participate in this ministry, volunteers must agree to and pass a background check. A food handler's card is also required for serving in this program.
iCare Team – This team runs the CoH food pantry that provides a light lunch and bags of non-perishable food to the homeless and hungry. Tasks include set up/take down, check in, filling and distributing bags preparing and serving lunch, and clean up. If you’re bilingual (English/Spanish), we can definitely use your help. Daytime hours only, weekly on Mondays 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Gift Wrapping – Seasonal - Volunteers wrap Christmas gifts with 100% of the donations from the wrapping services benefiting the CoH Evelyn Pruitt AIDS Crisis Fund.
People Helping People – Seasonal - Home renovation projects for low-income and elderly residents working with the city of Dallas.
Pack the Pantry Ministry Team – Distributes the shopping list on the next to last Sunday of each month. On the last Sunday of each month, which is Pack the Pantry Sunday, join this ministry team to help collect, sort and shelve the food brought in each month.
Prison Correspondence Ministry - Correspond with persons who are incarcerated and provide hope that God’s inclusive love is for them as well.
School Supply Collection - Seasonal - Each fall before school begins, CoH has a school supply collection drive. All of the donated supplies go to our neighborhood and mission schools. Volunteers in this ministry help organize donated supplies on collection day.
Thanksgiving Food Baskets – Seasonal - Volunteers in this ministry help staff the sign up table prior to collection day and on collection day are on hand to direct traffic, receive and sort baskets and help partner organizations when they come to pick up their baskets.
Tutor Ministry – Seasonal - Participants tutor for our neighborhood, adopted schools. Volunteering is for daytime hours during the school year. Applications are processed through DISD.
In Our World
TV & Media Ministry - Provide video and media support for worship services. Volunteers learn all aspects of the ministry including camera, sound, lighting, directing, graphics and administrative support. Training provided. Worship services can be seen around the world from the CoH website.