Our Volunteers

Please scroll down for information on becoming a volunteer.

Management

We currently have a management team consisting of one person (also working in other teams)

Internet team

This team deals with everything related to our internet presence, excluding internet radio.

Our Website & Facebook page

We currently have 1 person (in the Netherlands) who is managing the website and our facebook page.

Housing, hosting, domain, sub-domains, etc.

We currently have 1 person (in the Netherlands) who is managing the technical details.

Playlist teams

Quite a few team members contribute by keeping track of what they hear on the radio / come across on websites / etc., and then check if those tracks are also in our database. - Many hands make light work...

CEDM team - CEDM Weekly (+ our Christian Trance database)

We currently have 2 people who are gathering the tracks for this database (1 across the globe and 1 in the Netherlands). One person from the team also makes these playlists.

CCM team - Christian Contemporary Music Weekly

We currently have 3 people who are gathering the tracks for this database (2 across the globe and 1 in the Netherlands). One person from this team also makes the playlist.

(We can use more volunteers here.)

CHH team - Christian Hip Hop Weekly

We currently have 1 person (in the Netherlands) who is gathering the tracks for this database and makes these playlist.

(We can use more volunteers here.)

Christian Dance Weekly / Monthly playlists

We currently have 1 person (in the Netherlands) who makes these playlist, and uses the databases of the other teams as source for their content.

Christian Ambient music and Traditional christian music

We currently have 1 person (in the Netherlands) who is gathering the tracks for this database and makes these playlists.

(We can use one more volunteer here.)

Gospel Weekly team

We currently have 4 people who are gathering the tracks for this database (4 across the globe and 1 in the Netherlands). One person makes the playlist.

(We can use more volunteers here.)

CCM - Dutch playlists

We currently have 1 person (in the Netherlands) who is gathering the tracks for this database and makes these playlists.

(We can use more volunteers here)

CCM - German playlists

We currently have 1 Dutch-speaking person who is making a (best-effort) start on gathering tracks for the German database. This is a real challenge because he is not familiar enough with contemporary christian music in the German language (and his level German proficiency is sufficient for a holiday in Germany...).

Once we have enough music in the database, we can start to publish playlists and possibly even create a German Top 50 CCM Chart.

(We really need volunteers here)

Top 50 / 100 charts

We currently have 1 person (in the Netherlands) who is putting together the charts, makes these playlists, and publishes the charts to the website & facebook.

Why not join one (or more) of our teams?

We are looking for people to support us with our playlists. In essence, all you need is an account on Spotify (we have a system running on the background that syncs with the other streaming platforms).


About the task:

We run an automated search for new music every day, and this search results in a number of tracks that could be relevant. The technology that we use to gather new releases cannot filter out all inappropriate/irrelevant tracks. That is why we need volunteers to verify that songs actually do meet our standards before it is added to the database.

Friday is what we call "Release-Friday"... it is the day that most artists/labels release their new tracks. Release-Friday causes a peak in the workload, and that is when it can take between 15 - 45 minutes to screen all of the new music in the CCM & CHH genres. Christian Hip Hop (CHH) takes the longest time to review, because you usually have to listen to the complete lyrics of the song. The verification on other days of the week can take anywhere between 0 - 15 minutes.

On average you will spend a total of 1-2 hours per week, per genre, with a peak on Fridays.

A number of volunteers take their efforts a step further and tap into new sources for information about New Releases, and in a number of cases are able to capture and share the story behind the songs with our followers/readers.


Are you very familiar with christian music in German?

Do you understand German and are you familar with christian music in the German language? We are also looking to build a CCM and CEDM database for German songs, just like the CCM and CEDM categories we have for English and Dutch music.


What's in it for you?

  • Be part of our ChristianDance community.
  • Share the joy that we get from the feedback we receive from artists/followers... we are touching peoples lives and it is such a blessing to receive their stories.
  • An accreditation that can help you to access artists and/or can interest artists to respond directly to your questions, share photos, even meet with you when there is an opportunity to meet up.
  • Access to our Staff-Only webshop for shirts & hoodies with our ChristianDance Staff logo, and all other products we designed at cost price (plus shipping)

Are you interested in helping us?


  • Tell us which genres / playlists you would like to participate on (use our contact form or send a personal message via our facebook page.)
  • We will reach out to you and explain the details (if possible we do this via Skype / Google Hangout).
  • If you are happy to continue, we will create the relevant shared playlists for you to work with.


Thanks in advance.

Grace and peace!