The Duties of Visiting Teachers:
- Attend visiting teaching workshops and conventions.
- Prepare for visits by studying the message and adapting it to each individual sister. Also, by praying with their companions before their visits.
- Make regular monthly visits, and other contacts as needed, to each sister in their assigned district, conveying messages as directed by the Relief Society President.
- Encourage sisters to attend weekly Relief Society meetings.
- Develop helpful, friendly, trusting relationships with sisters. Any personal matters learned by the visiting teachers should be kept confidential.
- Report to the Relief Society President immediately any matter of urgent need.
- Render emergency compassionate service when needed at the time of a visit. They should also promptly report both the service and the need to the Relief Society President.
- Notify district supervisor, or board member, when they are unable to make a monthly visit.
- Report monthly visits to their district supervisor or to the board member assigned visiting teaching.
- Report changes in their district since their last visit.
- Meet with the ward Relief Society Presidency at least four times a year, as requested, for a personal oral report.
- Attend the baptism of a convert sister when assigned her as a visiting teachers.
- Fellowship inactive and newly baptized sisters.
- All visits should be made as early in the month as possible.
- Visits should be prearranged by appointment.
- Visiting Teaching is to be done at a time that best suits a sister’s needs. However, because of possible dangers, visiting teachers should not go alone.
- Visits should be brief except where there is a special need.
- A meaningful visit is one in which the teachers and the sisters visited have an opportunity for a private conversation and where the visited sister can feel the love and concern that her Visiting Teachers have for her.