Tips & Tricks

Inactivate a Volunteer

The Kin Ministry dashboard is a powerful tool, it provides:

  • Total Visibility allowing you to see, at a glance, an overall report of your outreach ministry
  • Time savings,  the information you need is at your fingertips
  • Reduced Stress, you can sleep easy knowing none of your Kin have been left behind
  • Increased Productivity. be where you are needed the most

Let us help you keep your dashboard organized with these quick reminders.

Inactivate a Volunteer

Quickly inactivate a volunteer who is taking some time away from the ministry. You can reactivate them at any time.

Tracking Communion and Other Special Categories


Does your church take communion to those who cannot make it to church?  Do you know the last time EACH of your Kin received Communion?  Learn how to track special categories such as communion using the Kin Platform.

Tracking Special Categories


Tracking special categories is as easy as the #. Learn how to track special categories such as communion.

Resend an Email Invite

Sometimes a new volunteer can’t find their email invite.   Maybe you originally entered a volunteer’s email incorrectly and, after correcting it, you need to resend the invite to the correct address. Other times, maybe you just need to remind a volunteer to register. In all of these situations it is a perfect time to resend an email invite.

Learn how to resend an email invite

Conversation Starters

Asking a question is one of the easiest ways to start a conversation. According to an article by Showdowbox Xpress called Conversation Starters for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients one should:   “Start simple. A very basic conversation starter is, “Hello, how are you?” Try incorporating the person’s name into the greeting. “Good morning, Joan. How are you feeling?” This helps orient the person and gets his or her attention. When speaking – talk in a soft, friendly tone, use short, direct sentences, smile and make eye contact.” For others almost any generic question can serve as a catalyst to a conversation.

Here are some fun questions for starting a conversation with your Kin:

  • What is something that is popular now that annoys you?
  • What was your favorite vacation?
  • What were you really into as a kid?
  • Who in your life brings you the most joy?
  • Who was your best friend in elementary school?
  • What is your favorite season? Why?

Where and when was the most amazing sunset you have ever seen?

Your role as a BeFriender volunteer is to be a listening presence. Let the Kin take the conversation where they want it to go. Don’t worry about getting an answer to your question so much as using the question to get to know your Kin.