Making Church members into volunteers

Churches are perhaps unusual in that they do not have a clear divide between volunteers and beneficiaries - everyone is a member and does membership tasks like helping with shared meals, while only a few have formal volunteer status, such as those who take responsibility for child care. The formal registration, vetting, training and supervision that is appropriate for these Volunteers is not needed for ordinary church members, surely? So I'd be interested to know how other churches have balanced these competing priorities to create a proportionate approach that avoids frightening people off with disproportionate vetting arrangements while recognising the vital importance of keeping everyone safe. I'd be grateful for any suggestions or connections with people who have thought through these issues. Peter Bates

Personal details in news sheet/website

In the UCAN guidance issued ahead of GDPR in section step 4 point 4 (on page 8) it said "stop publishing details of comms through the office." What about the situation where an individual is selling tickets for an event and wants their phone number included so people can contact them (without looking up in ChurchSuite or paper directory). Any wisdom on this gratefully received! Thanks Chris Harris.

Room hire charges

How much do you charge for hire of rooms? We have a new building being built and we will be refurbishing our current premises. The rooms will be available for church and community use, Can anyone give me an idea on how much we should charge for hire of rooms? Do you base it on the square metreage? Does anyone hire their rooms out to an independent Pre-school and if so how much do you charge them? Thank you! Pauline Griffiths