We are called to be Christ’s hands to His world! Sometimes, it can be hard to find the right volunteer opportunities for our youth to best serve God and others. However, there are many opportunities both in our SJN parish and in our greater community where youth are needed! This page is meant to assist 6th-8th grade youth and their parents in finding those places where we need the youth of our community to make a positive difference!

Youth Volunteer Opportunities:


Rooted Set-Up

Tweens and teens needed to assist in setting up rooms for Rooted sessions. Please SIGN UP HERE to help!



Teen volunteers are invited to help with our Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) which will occur on specific Sundays at the 9:30am Mass. We are looking for teens who would like to join this ministry. The teens’ role is usually to hold up cue cards so that the adults leading CLOW know what part of the Mass is going on in the Church to ensure children return to their families at the correct part of the Mass. Please contact Jean Lupinacci at Jlupinacci@saintjn.org if you are interested or have any questions.


Liturgy Office Help

Help the parish by replacing outdated stickers in the hymnals. Contact Amelia at agilfigueroa@saintjn.org to help!


Shelter Meals

  • Faith Formation (Children’s and Rooted) is seeking volunteers to prepare meals for the Embry Rucker Shelter November 6 and December 11.
  • Families can participate on one or both dates.
  • Food donations are dropped off at SJN before any Mass the weekend before the scheduled meal.
  • Middle schoolers can earn service hours by helping to shop, cook, bake, etc.
  • Foil pans and lids are provided.
  • Use Sign-Up Genius below to volunteer and to view recipes and other details.

December Meal Sign Up


Youth Choir

Youth Choir (for youth in grades 6th – 12th) sings at the 5pm Vigil Mass usually on the first and third Saturdays of each month. They meet at 4pm on those days for rehearsals. You can find more information and register HERE!


Altar Servers

If your youth is interested in serving our Lord and our parish through becoming an Altar Server. Please CLICK HERE for more information including who to contact.


Knights of Columbus Charity Fundraising Breakfasts

The Knights put on a monthly breakfast to raise money for various charities. They are always looking for youth to assist with set up, serving, and clean up. Parents, get on the email list for future Knights service opportunities by emailing the Knights at kofc7566volunteer@gmail.com. This is also where youth can submit electronic verification for the hours they serve.


The JK Community Farm

This farm is a great place who works hard to feed they hungry. They rely on volunteers to keep their farm running and donate all food produced to local organization to feed those in need. This is a great place to volunteer as a family! You can sign up on THEIR WEBSITE.


Volunteer with Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities has many opportunities for youth and adult volunteers. CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE and scroll down to view their various volunteer needs.


Other Ideas

Please check in with Angela (adavis@saintjn.org) if you would like to discuss additional youth service opportunities or ideas.