YFF Volunteer Opportunities

Youth Faith Formation

Volunteer Opportunities

 

It takes over 170 volunteers each week to be able to offer all the different Youth Faith Formation programs here at St. Francis.  We rely on parents, families and parishioners as volunteers to support our children as they grow in their faith.  The parish nursery is available for volunteer’s children during Wednesday Faith Formation.

 

Each of the volunteer roles are either 100% Tuition Waived or 50% Tuition Refunded.  (Please note if you volunteer for a 50% Tuition Refunded position, on your registration please pay your tuition in full and 50% will be refunded to you later in the school year).

 

For more information or if you interested in volunteering in any of these roles, please contact Christen Cota, Youth Faith Formation Director at 515.440.1030 or ccota@saintfrancischurch.org.

 

Volunteer opportunities are available on the following days:

  • Sunday Faith Formation
  • Wednesday Evening Faith Formation
  • Wednesday Morning CGS Faith Formation
  • Thursday Morning

See below for all the different ways volunteers are needed depending on the day.

 

 

Wednesday Evening Faith Formation

Religious Education Catechist – 100% Tuition Waived

Review and teach prepared lesson plans weekly. Attend scheduled in-services throughout the year.

 

Full-time Substitute – 100% Tuition Waived

Be present each week willing to sub in various classes using the prepared lesson plans and materials provided by Faith Formation Office.

 

Part-time Substitute - 50% tuition refunded if you sub a minimum of 7 times

Teach any grade, sometimes on very short notice. Need committed volunteers who will be available when called.

 

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Catechist – 100% Tuition Waived

Review and teach presentations in a CGS Atrium (Montessori based faith formation) weekly. Attend scheduled in-services throughout the year.

 

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Assistant - 50% Tuition Refunded

Assists with Montessori based faith formation.

 

Special Needs Classroom Catechist/EDGE Core Team—100% Tuition Waived

Provide one-on-one support for students with special needs.

 

Special Needs Classroom Associate - 50% Tuition Refunded

Provide one-on-one or small group assistance for students with special needs on a weekly basis.

 

EDGE Core Team - 100% Tuition Waived

This role is to lead small group discussions, be a mentor to our youth through relational ministry, and be part of the core team to take turns in leading the teaching and EDGE night.

 

EDGE Support - 50% Tuition Refunded

Work behind the scene each week during EDGE, helping with snacks, set up, tear down, and other needs.

 

Hall Monitor - 50% Tuition Refunded

Seated at main entrances during class time; monitor all visitors in the building and help direct children.

 

Office Assistant - 50% Tuition Refunded

Assist the faith formation staff during class by answering phones and staffing the office and work room.

 

Workroom - 50% Tuition Refunded

Assist faith formation staff in preparing lesson supplies for the following week.

 

Nursery - 100% Tuition Waived

Provide care for the children of volunteers in the parish nursery.

 

Storytime Catechist - 50% Tuition Refunded

Share faith-affirming story books with students in grades K-5 two Wednesdays a month.

 

Music Catechist - 50% Tuition Refunded

Help students in grades K-5 learn about God and praise God’s name through music two Wednesdays a month.

 

 

Sunday Faith Formation

Sunday School Catechist - 100% Tuition Waived

Review and teach prepared lesson plans weekly. Attend scheduled in-services throughout the year.

 

Sunday School Music Teacher – 100% Tuition Waived

Provide music for the children each Sunday.

 

Sunday School Substitute - 50% tuition refunded if you sub a minimum of 5 times.

Teach class when catechist is unavailable.

 

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Catechist – 100% Tuition Waived

Review and teach presentations in a CGS Atrium (Montessori based faith formation) weekly. Attend scheduled in-services throughout the year.

 

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Assistant - 50% Tuition Refunded

Assists with Montessori based faith formation.

 

Office Assistant - 50% Tuition Refunded

Assist the Early Childhood Faith Formation Coordinator during class by answering phones and staffing the office.

 

Workroom - 50% Tuition Refunded

Assist faith formation staff in preparing lesson supplies for the following week.

 

 

Wednesday Morning CGS Faith Formation

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Catechist – 100% Tuition Waived

Review and teach presentations in a CGS Atrium (Montessori based faith formation) weekly. Attend scheduled in-services throughout the year.

 

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Assistant - 50% Tuition Refunded

Assists with Montessori based faith formation.

 

Workroom - 50% Tuition Refunded

Assist faith formation staff in preparing lesson supplies for the following week.

 

 

Thursday Morning

Workroom Assistant - 50% Tuition Refunded

Assist faith formation staff in taking apart lesson packets and putting away supplies from classes the night before.