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Cleaners and Maintenance


Duties and Responsibilities


Our parish of St. Ann’s relies weekly on the generosity of a few very hardworking and meticulous volunteers to do church cleaning, basic gardening and small maintenance projects throughout the year. Your pastor puts the garbage out on Sunday night. Major projects are out-sourced to professional contractors, but because of the generosity of our volunteers we have not had the need to pay for basic janitorial services and cleaning. We would like to continue in this tradition but we need more volunteers to help, especially with the cleaning! Because cleaners may be exposed to sensitive information and possibly children, a Police Vulnerable Sector check is required. Supervised volunteers working on specific maintenance projects will not require such a check.


Cleaning: The main body of the church, including the sanctuary, is cleaned by a volunteers once a week on a rotating schedule, usually a Friday or before a wedding or funeral. This area is where we have the highest need.


Maintenance: Major jobs, including snow removal and grass cutting are out-sourced to a contractor. Smaller or routine maintenance jobs like gardening and cleaning out the eavestroughs are done periodically by volunteers. Odd jobs like hanging pictures or minor repairs are usually done by volunteers when needed.


Training and Scheduling: Cleaners will be trained and scheduled informally with the other cleaners. Other maintenance jobs can be arranged with the Pastor or Office Administrator on an “as needed” basis. Please let us know if you are able to help. We will sign you up as an official maintenance volunteer and contact you as needed on a rotating basis if there is more than one of you.

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