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Origin Volunteers

On behalf of all families at St. Francis, we thank you for your interest and willingness to volunteer in one of our programs during the 2021-2022 Faith Formation year! 

Our programs have greatly changed, so please be sure you read through our pages and that you carefully review the choices before filling out a volunteer form. It is our heartfelt desire that our adult volunteers find joy in the areas they serve! If you have any questions, please contact any member of our Origin Team.

Origin Family Volunteer Opportunities 

 

Family Mentor

  • Mentors provide weekly support of a small group of families participating in our whole family catechesis program, Origin: Family. This support may be by phone, email, or other communication platform, offering support and answering questions as they may arise. 

  • Monthly training will be provided to mentors to keep them up to date on how to best assist our Origin Families each month. 

  • Mentors must be a Catholic in good standing, 18 years of age or older, confirmed and an active, registered parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. If married, the marriage must be formally recognized by the Catholic Church (must be married in the Catholic Church or blessed by the Catholic Church through convalidation). Family Mentors are expected to have an active faith life that includes regular reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.  Must be safe environment cleared.

On Site Family Mentor

  • Monthly training will be provided to mentors to keep them up to date on how to best assist our Origin Families each month. 

  • This volunteer will assist families who have requested additional help with the Origin Family Program. 

  • Mentors will meet with families (parents AND children) in the Education Wing of the Great Hall. Sessions will be offered one week per month. (Sunday @ 9am & 10am, Monday-Wednesday @ 6pm) There will be a maximum of eight mentors per session. (one mentor per classroom)

  • Mentors must be a Catholic in good standing, 18 years of age or older, confirmed and an active, registered parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. If married, the marriage must be formally recognized by the Catholic Church (must be married in the Catholic Church or blessed by the Catholic Church through con-validation). Family Mentors are expected to have an active faith life that includes regular reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.  Must be safe environment cleared.

Hospitality Team

  • These volunteers assist with room and refreshment set up and clean up for our Sunday and/or Tuesday Origin: Family events, such as monthly Parent Sessions and Family Gatherings.

  • Sunday events are typically twice a month and the volunteer time would be from 10am - 1pm.

  • Tuesday events are typically twice a month and the volunteer time would be from 5:30pm - 8pm.

  • Students in grades 8th and higher are invited to volunteer provided they are accompanied by a parent who is also volunteering. 

  • Requires safe environment clearance.

Office Volunteer 

  • This volunteer will assist the Origin Faith Formation Team on a weekly basis with administrative support in the Parish Office.  Multiple days and times available. 

 

Origin Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Small Group Leader (Youth Nights)​

  • These volunteers will focus on leading a small group of youth in the topic of faith at either the Middle School Youth Nights (Sundays from 5:30p - 7:00p) or High School Youth Nights (Sunday from 7:30pm - 9:00pm).

  • Small Group Leaders are adults who are able to sit with tweens/teens and foster authentic and Christ-centered conversations that lead to openness to the Holy Spirit in the young person's life. While there will be instruction (catechesis), the small group leader's main role is to clearly communicate the love of God through authentic relationships within the group. "It is not enough to love the young, they must know that they are loved" - St John Bosco

  • Parents who are involved in Youth Ministry are vital to their teen's ongoing faith development and the program overall! We strongly encourage all of our parents to be as involved as they can, using their spiritual gifts to serve and grow the Church. Due to the nature of the role of a Small Group Leader, it is highly preferred that adult volunteers serve in a different small group as their children. We find this allows both the parent and the youth the ability to fully engage in their individual small groups. If you have an extenuating circumstance that would require you to be with your teen, please contact a member of our Origin Team to discuss how we can best serve your family this year.

  • ​Small Group Leaders must be a Catholic in good standing, 18 years of age or older, confirmed and an active, registered parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. If married, the marriage must be formally recognized by the Catholic Church (must be married in the Catholic Church or blessed by the Catholic Church through con-validation). Catechists are expected to have an active faith life that includes regular reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.  Must be safe environment cleared.

Small Group Leaders (Confirmation or First Communion for 8th - 12th)​

  • These volunteers will focus on leading a small group of youth at either the Middle School Youth Nights (Sundays from 5:30p - 7:00p) or High School Youth Nights (Sunday from 7:30pm - 9:00pm), working primarily with those students who will be preparing for Sacraments.

  • Small Group Leaders for Sacrament Preparation are individuals who have a love for communicating the teachings of the Church in a way that is relatable to teenagers, are able to sit with teens and foster authentic and Christ-centered conversations that lead to openness to the Holy Spirit in the young person's life and help clearly communicate the love of God through authentic relationships within the group.

  • Confirmation Nights will work in conjunction with Youth Nights to build community and foster deeper faith in the hearts and minds of our teens that desire the Sacrament.

  • Parents who are involved in Youth Ministry are vital to their teen's ongoing faith development and the program overall! We strongly encourage all of our parents to be as involved as they can, using their spiritual gifts to serve and grow the Church. Due to the nature of the role of a Small Group Leader, it is highly preferred that adult volunteers serve in a different small group as their children. We find this allows both the parent and the youth the ability to fully engage in their individual small groups. If you have an extenuating circumstance that would require you to be with your teen, please contact a member of our Origin Team to discuss how we can best serve your family this year.

  • ​​Small Group Leaders must be a Catholic in good standing, 18 years of age or older, confirmed and an active, registered parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. If married, the marriage must be formally recognized by the Catholic Church (must be married in the Catholic Church or blessed by the Catholic Church through con-validation). Catechists are expected to have an active faith life that includes regular reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.  Must be safe environment cleared.

Hospitality Volunteers ​

  • The hospitality ministry are individuals who use their gifts to create an environment that fosters authentic relationships through the space that they create. Their role is to help set up and tear down, decorate, plan snacks and be creative with the space we have so that when teens walk into our Youth Nights, they feel welcomed and inspired.

  • ​Hospitality volunteers should be members of St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and be safe environment cleared.

Office/Administrative Support

  • This volunteer will assist the Origin Team on a weekly basis with administrative support in the Parish Office.  Multiple days and times available. 

Safe Environment

As Christian adults, we have a moral and legal responsibility and are entrusted by God with the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of children and the vulnerable. The Safe Environment Program was adopted by the Diocese of Dallas and St. Francis to provide an environment that is safe, secure and nurturing as well as reduce the possibility of false accusations. This program provides a structure for evaluating a person's suitability to work with minors or vulnerable adults and a system to respond to a victim and his/her family as well as the accused. 

To minister to our children, youth, and vulnerable adults, all volunteers and employees must complete the requirements outlined by the Diocese of Dallas. Please click the link below to learn more.