Volunteer

Are you interested in serving your fellow Catholic Eagles and the wider UMW Community, but not sure how? You have come to the right place! We have a number of ways you can serve your peers in a way in which not only you are comfortable, but also in a way that best fits with the talents, skills, and gifts that God has given you. Check out the list below for the different types of ways you may be able to help out.

  • Weekly Social Committee: Join the Weekly Social Committee and assist with cooking, shopping, set-up and clean-up during our weekly Supper Social, (a.k.a. weekly Thursday dinners at the St. John Bosco Center). Volunteers also help keep the kitchen and building organized and clean to maintain a welcoming atmosphere for all who come to the St. John Bosco Center.

  • Special Events Committee: Do you like to plan parties? Are you super-organized and like to play hostess when you have people over? If so, join our Special Events Committee and help us plan and host a variety of special events through the year such as the Bishop's Reception after Mass, Homecoming Weekend Events, Easter Brunch, and more.

  • Weekly Formation Committee: Volunteers on this Committee will help promote our weekly formation activities such as our Sunday Talk, and other small groups. Committee members will support the Weekly Formation event by telling their friends about them, assisting with the distribution of flyers on campus, and assisting with surveys to see how we can improve Formation activities, and other events we offer.

  • Ambassadors for Christ: Help establish a Catholic presence on campus and reach out to your fellow peers. As an ambassador, you will assist the Outreach Ambassador Committee Head with tasks such as tabling, passing out flyers, talking to new students about the faith, and more.

  • Service Committee: The Service Committee help organize service activities for the Catholic Campus Ministry, primarily by planning and running our Service Saturdays once a month. Volunteers help coordinate with groups of students in going to places such as local homeless shelters, nursing homes, and pregnancy assistance centers to help them out by performing tasks such as yard work and playing basketball with underprivileged children.

  • Liturgy Committee: This Committee involves lectors, sacristans, altar servers (men only), and ushers, as well as students who assist with other liturgical tasks such as leading night prayer, managing our Adoration sign-up sheet, and setting up and cleaning up after Masses.

  • Music Ministry: Do you love to sing? Join the St. John Bosco Center Choir & Ensemble, where you can take part in leading the congregation in sung prayer. The only requirement is the ability to sing on pitch to effectively participate in the music ministry. Students who are proficient with a liturgically appropriate musical instrument are also invited to accompany the choir. The Choir & Ensemble provides liturgical music for the 5:30 pm Mass, and other major services at the Center, such as the Holy Week liturgies and the Baccalaureate Mass.