ARCH Remote Visitor Training Application
Join the ARCH network!

Friends from throughout New York Yearly Meeting offer practical and spiritual/pastoral care to older people and differently-abled adults. Join in this vibrant ministry!

Training sessions will be held via Zoom video conferencing over the course of 7 weekly sessions 1.5 hours each, at a time to be determined by mutual agreement. Topics will include
-developmental issues in later life
-worshipful listening
-housing considerations
-loss & grief
-working with caregivers
-copious resources
-boundaries & self care
--and much more

Additional reading, projects, and exercises may take additional time between sessions.

This is an opportunity to renew, reflect on, and deepen your ministry of care, and to become a part of a vibrant and supportive network of Friends who share your ministry.

All costs of the training are paid for by the ARCH Program of NYYM, though your donations are gratefully accepted. Checks can be sent to New York Yearly Meeting, 15 Rutherford Place NY, NY 10003 or donations can be made online at (click the ARCH Logo).
Last name *
First Name *
What is your Meeting or Quaker connection?
Email *
Primary Phone *
Secondary Phone
Street Address *
City *
State *
Zip Code *
Date of Birth (just collecting statistical data)
Do you have access to a computer or device connected to the internet with a camera? *
Do you have access to this computer or device in a place that is private or can be secluded? *
Have you used Zoom video conferencing, or a similar online video call application?
Clear selection
We will meet once a week. Do you prefer *
Generally speaking, which days are best for you? *
Were you referred or encouraged by someone to be a part of this ARCH training?
Clear selection
If so who is that person?
What skills and experiences do you bring to this ministry? *
Do you see this as a ministry to which you can bring patience, kindness, prayerful attitude, and wisdom? *
Are you physically, mentally and emotionally able to engage with Meetings, families, and individuals who are working on difficult questions? *
If you are concerned about any of these or other issues please explain.
Anything else you think we should know about you?
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