Two female high school students smile and wipe down the pews

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 at the end of the school year).

For more information or if you are interested in volunteering in any of these roles, please contact Christen Cota, Faith Formation Director at (515) 440-1030.


Volunteering Opportunities

Youth and High School Faith Formation Advisory Team

The purpose of the Youth and High School Faith Formation Advisory Team is to develop a multifaceted approach to faith formation by identifying, creating, and offering a variety of resources and opportunities for youth and family faith formation. To learn more please call the Faith Formation Office at (515) 440-1030.


Wednesday 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 Catechist

100% Tuition Waived. Co-teach lesson plans in the REACH classroom weekly. Attend scheduled in-services throughout the year.

Special Needs Student Assistant

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

100% 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

100% Tuition Refunded. Assist faith formation staff in preparing lesson supplies for the following week.

Nursery

100% Tuition Refunded. 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.


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

100% 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.