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Dallas Willard Ministries

Volunteer Team

Dallas Willard Ministries is looking for volunteers to help us develop more study tools for personal growth, and create resources to bring what we’ve learned from Dallas to new audiences. We invite you to consider joining our volunteer team to invest your time and talents into these efforts.

Please contact Jo-Dee Poole to learn more about how you can help. Job descriptions for some of our key efforts are included below. If any of these roles are of interest to you and you have the necessary skills, please complete the online volunteer application, and Jo-Dee will get in touch with you.

 

 

Meet Our Volunteer Coordinator

Jo-Dee Poole

Jo-Dee was born and raised in Bloomington, Illinois. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Illinois State University and a Master's Degree in Spiritual Formation from Lincoln Christian University. It was during her studies in Spiritual Formation that she reconnected with the powerful teachings of Dallas, both through his written works and videos. In 2020, after a 32-year career in Project Management at State Farm Insurance Companies, Jo-Dee retired and moved to Tennessee to be closer to family. Months later, God presented an opportunity for her to join the inaugural cohort of the School of Kingdom Living, where she gained a deeper understanding of Jesus’ love, enhanced her vision of life in the Kingdom of God now, and forged lifelong friendships. In her leisure time, Jo-Dee finds joy in reading, traveling, and creating memories with family and friends.

 

 

Job Descriptions

Graphic Designer: 


This role supports our social media coordinator in developing graphic content to be used in the DWM social media platforms, and assists with creating banners and graphics for our website.

Required Skills:
  • Experience using, and access to, appropriate graphic editing software
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Clear communication with DWM staff

 

Video Editor: 


Help us make our video resources more useful and broaden what we offer in the following ways:

  1. Create Videos from Audio Recordings

    Our volunteers have been selecting some of Dallas’s most helpful audio recordings and turning them into videos with slides and pictures that highlight key phrases, display the scripture being read, and list the points under discussion. This not only turns the audio into a wonderful learning tool, but it’s a way of bringing these recordings to YouTube where more people will discover them. (See “From Forgiveness to Blessing” as an example of the finished product.)

  2. Create Teaching Clips

    Watch or listen to videos and/or audio files of Dallas teaching, select valuable content segments and edit them into 1½ to 3-minute high quality video clips to be used for teaching purposes in small groups or sermons. Clips may also be used on social media.

Required Skills:
  • Extensive experience with video editing software (i.e., Adobe Premiere, iMovie, etc.)
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to identify key theological ideas

 

Proofreader: 


Proofreading is required for everything we post as we seek to honor the careful attention Dallas gave to everything he published. This includes articles, transcripts, handouts, outlines, presentation slides.

Required Skills:
  • Expert skills in grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Knowledge of CMS, APA and MLA styles for footnotes, inline references, bibliographies, etc.
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Clear communication with DWM staff

 

YouVersion Plan Developer: 

YouVersion is a popular app that contains dozens of versions of the Bible, as well as devotionals used to help spur our relationship with God. To bring Dallas Willard’s teaching into this environment, we are looking for people to help in two ways:

  1. A YouVersion Tech” who has experience with the inner workings of YouVersion (especially now that things are changing there) and can help with formatting and uploading the plans when they are ready.
  2. YouVersion Plan Developers are responsible for developing devotional plans based on Dallas’s books. We have published plans for Hearing God Through the Year and Renovation of the Heart, with a goal to make studies available for each of his books.
Creating these plans will involve:
  • Identifying 10-15 key topics per book and selecting 1-2 paragraphs of text from the book for each day of the study.
  • For each chosen topic, writing a short reflection to guide the reader in process Dallas’s teaching, applying it to their own lives, and connecting it to scripture.
  • Pairing the selected passages from Dallas’ book with appropriate Scripture readings.
Required Skills:
  • Familiarity with Dallas Willard’s books and Scripture
  • Ability to write with clarity and depth
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Clear communication with DWM staff

 

Donor Relations: 


This role involves communicating with the DWM audience and donors. This includes building and maintaining relationships with donors; as well as monitoring our email account – responding to inquiries, or forwarding to other staff members as needed.

Required Skills:
  • Strong written communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Clear communication with DWM staff

 

Want To Volunteer?

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