"Each should use whatever gift received to serve others,
faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms."
- 1 Peter 4:10 -
Interested in Volunteering for an Archdiocese Mission or Parish Ministry?
Volunteering for the Archdiocese/Parish is a rewarding way to serve and contribute to your community, grow and share your faith, socialize, and further connect with your church family through the sharing of the precious gifts of your time and talents.
How To Get involved:
Those interested in serving should contact their local church pastor and/or ministry leader for consideration and to: discuss potential opportunities, review ministry position requirements, and discuss the mandatory Archdiocese volunteer screening process: Strengthening Our Caring Community.
Before Volunteering Can Begin:
Strengthening Our Caring Community was mandated by the Cardinal over 20 years ago as part of the larger Archdiocese Safe Environment policy, implemented for the safety and care of our community and all who participate and engage in our parishes and programs. All volunteers are required to comply with this program which is managed by the Archdiocese Volunteer Screening Department and administered through the Parish's Volunteer Screening Coordinator and Screening Committee.
Ministry positions are assigned a “High” or “General” risk level based on responsibility, participant vulnerability, and volunteer exposure to which the volunteer screening process directly supports. Outlined below is an overview of the mandatory screening steps that all applicants must successfully complete and commit to, before they can be accepted into (or continue in) ministry and become an active Archdiocese/Parish volunteer.
Mandatory Screening Steps:
High Risk (Positions of Trust):
Volunteers usually commit for one year, during which time there is a probationary period to review mutual "best fit", along with ongoing training to support them in their role, performance evaluations, and feedback to review and ensure "best fit" continually. Please contact your local Parish Volunteer Screening Coordinator/Screening Committee for further details.
We sincerely thank all those interested in volunteering for the generous offering of their precious time and talents; however, please note that applicants are accepted into ministry service at the discretion of the Parish and Ministry and some persons may be prohibited from volunteering due to: safety, age, criminal record, induction into Catholic Faith, performance, education and/or theology experience.
“Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.”
- Proverbs 11:25 -