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500 Volunteers Expected at LWF Tenth Assembly
Church Lauds "Enthusiastic, Energetic and Faithful Sharing of
staff display the LWF Tenth Assembly bib that will be
sported by volunteers in Winnpeg
A key element
of the preparations for the LWF Tenth Assembly in Winnipeg is the
recruitment and management of the many volunteers who will be
present to ensure that the event runs smoothly.
By the end of
March, more than 300 volunteers had completed the application form
indicating their availability, language capability and work area
preferences. Two thirds of the registered volunteers are from the
ELCIC, the Assembly host church; the other third is split between
the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and Anglican
Church of Canada. It is expected that approximately 500 volunteers
will be registered prior to the opening of the Assembly, including a
corps of 100 youth to assist in the July 27 Sunday celebration
began the first of two volunteer orientation programs on April 3. It
was a light-hearted focus on the history of previous assemblies,
cultural sensitivity issues, protocol tips and how to be "Ready
for Work." At the orientation, volunteers were invited to
signal their commitment by signing a poster displaying the Volunteer
work as a volunteer team in an open, friendly, helpful and warm
spirit, reflecting the love of Christ, to all who participate in
the Tenth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation."
the signing-up process so far, Ms Rhonda Lorch, ELCIC Director of
Administration said, "The commitment of time and talent by our
volunteers has been astounding. The Assembly will benefit from the
enthusiastic, energetic and faithful sharing of gifts."
orientation will be offered on July 20 for volunteers from outside
the local area.
Assembly, volunteers will sport a bright yellow event bib and name
badge holder so that they will be clearly visible to all.
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