Volunteer Work

Love Thy Neighbour: How the church is getting involved

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to become acquainted with a couple churches around the South Shore and in Montreal, getting a better sense of what each is doing in order to get involved with their community and with global issues.

Growing up in a Christian community, I’d sometimes felt that the church was separate from the outside world. It seemed as though there was an invisible rift between the people I would see during a Sunday service and those that would sit next to me in class; sermons and worship seemingly never intersected with real-world issues.

INTERVIEW: Bianca Hébert

The following is an interview between the author, Julie Brown, and Bianca Hébert, the chair of the youth group of Rosemount Bible Church. The interview was conducted on April 29th, 2016.

The article that these interviews were conducted for can be found here.

 

BROWN: How long have you been involved with RBC (Rosemount Bible Church) on a leadership level?

‘Moral selving’ and Faith-based volunteering

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In a review for Social Forces of Rebecca Anne Allahyari’s book “Vision of Charity: Volunteer Workers and Moral Community”, Cheryl Carpenter outlines the research performed by Allahyari in two different meal programs in Sacramento, California: Loaves & Fishes, and a Salvation Army meal program.

Though both programs ultimately had the same goal – providing meals for the poor – their backgrounds and different contributors mean that they “defined, justified and practiced this work in markedly different ways with different consequences for volunteers”.

Meals on Wheels

If you, the readers, are interested in making some fun volunteer work, near your house, and you have an interest in helping the poor,  the Centre d'Action Bénévole of Saint-Bruno (CABST-BRUNO), Les P'tits Bonheurs is currently looking for individuals. This organization, located in Saint-Bruno, is currently launching a service of Meals on Wheels for its clients. They are looking for drivers and delivery man to deliver the meals in Saint-Bruno.