Youth Apostolate Volunteering

Who We Serve

St. Mary’s Youth Apostolate is not restricted to the youth that attend our programs. It exists to build up teens into “missionary disciples” from the entire parish community, whether that teen attends private school or public school or is home schooled.

This is not possible without the leadership of our adult and parent volunteers. The Youth Apostolate is continually growing and we need your help!

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Middle School Apostolate

Adult Leaders: Young adults from the parish are invited to help plan the  F3 and Ignite events and occasionally give a talk or lead a discussion. Adult leaders are asked to attend monthly planning meetings to learn youth ministry skills and to prepare for events. Adult leaders work directly with the Youth Directors and other adult leaders.

Chaperones: Parents are asked to help out as chaperones a couple times per year at F3 for Grades 6, 7 & 8 and Ignite for Grades 7 & 8. Chaperones are needed to help with check-in and check-out, set up the snacks, assist with the raffle, and monitor the games.

Camp Apostles Volunteers: Our biggest event of the year, a week-long WorkCamp-style camp, provides an opportunity for multiple roles.

  • Crew Leaders: Help lead a group of teens in a service project during part of the day; must be Virtus-certified.
  • High School Counselors: Earn service hours by being part of our Program Team, working closely with the summer intern and directors to prepare and run games, music, media and small groups.
  • Chaperones: Join us for our rafting outing during the week; make sure the teens are safe and having fun!
Volunteer for Middle School

High School Apostolate 

LifeNite: This monthly co-ed, large-group event requires young adults interested in planning and leading games, talks and discussions. Participation in monthly adult leader meetings is required. Virtus certification is mandatory.

Communios: These weekly single-sex small groups, Communio Frassati for the boys and Communio Mariana for the girls, need young adults who are willing to lead talks, facilitate discussions, and work closely with teens as role models. Participation in monthly adult leaders and Virtus certification are required.

Diocesan WorkCamp: The year’s biggest high school event brings together high schoolers from parishes throughout the Arlington Diocese. There are several ways adults can volunteer.

  • Adult Crew Leaders: Join us for the entirety of WorkCamp and lead a group of teens from the Diocese on a service project, installing windows, building decks or wheelchair ramps, or roofing, all to help the local community. Adult crew leaders must become authorized diocesan drivers, attend mandatory training, and be Virtus certified.
  • Contractors: Lead a group of teens throughout the week in completing their service project. Contractors do not need to be certified but some construction experience is helpful. Virtus certification is not required but contractors must be willing to undergo a background check.
  • Evening Security: Each parish must provide adult volunteers one afternoon during the week of WorkCamp to be evening security while the adult leaders and teens shower after a day at their work sites.
  • Homebase Personnel: College-age young adults can help the diocesan staff put on an awesome program for the teens participating throughout the week!
Volunteer for High School

Let's Talk

Contact the apostolate leader Arragon Perrone at aperrone@stmaryoldtown.org or by using this form.

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