Build an Online Community

Church Service Missionaries from Home

Opportunity Description

Community support missionaries help oversee the general support and engagement efforts occurring inside the upcoming FamilySearch online support community and the existing research communities on Facebook. These missionaries may be assigned to partcipate in any of a broad variety of activities designed to create a wholesome environment where people collaborate and help each other reach their family history goals. The activities and tasks may include interactng with and engaging community members, community welcoming, tracking, managing online community groups, as well as mentoring, training, and coordinating volunteers or group managers. All service is done from home using a personal computer and telephone. Online training for this assignment will be provided.

Preferred skills and qualifications include:

  • Familiarity and experience using social networks like Facebook Groups, online forums, or other types of online communities
  • Strong reading and writing skills
  • Intermediate or advanced genealogy research expertise is preferred
  • Teaching, training, or leadership experience is helpful but not required 
  • Speaking and writing in other languages, such as Spanish, is greatly needed but not required
  • People oriented

Missionary Experience

Read about the experience missionaries are having as they make a lasting impact:

“On my mission, I have enjoyed working with my fellow missionaries. We learn so much about each other and with that knowledge are better able to support one another. It has been wonderful meeting the members of our FaceBook groups, they are such a diverse group of people coming together to find family. I especially cherish the "aha" moments when the FB community rallies to help people find the information they are seeking. Then the community members return with more questions because they were so happy with the help they received on their previous question. My mission has been an amazing experience and I plan to serve as long as I can.”

Sister Michele Doyle