Volunteers

Interested in Joining the Team?
The catechetical team at St. Ann is always in need of faithful adults to come on board.  We need all varieties of adults.  Men, women, moms, dads, grandpa’s, grandma’s, young, old!
Please call  815-467-6962 ext. 13.

Fill out the volunteer registration form here!

Religious Education Volunteers

St. Ann RE program has a variety of ways for adults to volunteer in our program:

  • In classroom volunteers (Formation Forms)
  • Out of classroom volunteers (monitors or childcare)
  • Faith in Action service team
  • Sacramental teams
  • Youth Ministry

Volunteer Expectations

  • Participation in weekly Mass
  • Participation in a "Virtus Protecting God's Children" workshop
  • A signed release form for us to conduct a criminal background check, and a clear report.
  • Completion of volunteer packet
  • Arrival early prior to session time
  • Consistent and reliable attendance at your session

Catechist

What Does a Catechist Do?

  • Advance preparation of lesson plan
  • Attend Catechist Meeting
  • Obtain 6 hours of formation training
  • Help children learn assigned prayers
  • Help maintain good learning environment
  • Know the children by name
  • Participate in prayer time
  • Monitor emergency situations and notify the DRE
  • Other projects assigned by the DRE

When Do I Help?

  • Arrive 10 minutes before the session begins
  • Plan to stay and help clean up after sessions ends
  • All calendared sessions

What if I Can't Be There?

In the event you cannot be here, please call the Formation Office to let us know of your absence ASAP at 815-467-6962 ext. 13

Catechist Aid

What Does a Catechist Aid Do?

  • Assist the Catechist
  • Help children learn assigned prayers
  • Help maintain good learning environment
  • Know the children by name
  • Participate in prayer time
  • Obtain 6 hours of formation training
  • Monitor emergency situations and notify the DRE
  • Step in for a catechist in an emergency
  • Other projects assigned by the DRE

When Do I Help?

  • Arrive 10 minutes before the session begins
  • Plan to stay and help clean up after sessions ends
  • All calendared sessions

What if I Can't Be There?

In the event you cannot be here, please call the Formation Office to let us know of your absence ASAP at 815-467-6962 ext.13

Hall Monitor

What Does a Hall Monitor Do?

  • Help with your presence at all doors before and after the session
  • Collect attendance sheets
  • Distribute materials to the classrooms
  • Monitor the hallways and bathrooms
  • Ring bells at the beginning and end of the session
  • Help with clean up after session in hall and rooms
  • Monitor emergency situations and notify the DRE
  • Step in for a catechist in an emergency
  • Stuff bulletins
  • Water plants/flowers when needed
  • Other projects assigned by the DRE

When Do I Help?

  • Arrive 10 minutes before the session begins
  • Stationed at the Hospitality Room
  • Plan to stay 10 minutes after session ends
  • All calendared sessions

What if I Can't Be There?

In the event you cannot be here, please call the Formation Office to let us know of your absence ASAP at 815-467-6962  ext. 13

Nursery Care

What Does a Babysitter Do?

  • Provide childcare for children of other volunteers
  • Use the nursery room facilities to entertain and care for young children
  • Monitor play time
  • Provide a safe environment for young children in our care
  • Clean up nursery after session
  • Monitor emergency situations and notify the DRE
  • Other projects assigned by the DRE

When Do I Help?

  • Arrive in the nursery 15 minutes before the session begins
  • Plan to stay in the nursery until all young children are retrieved by their parents
  • All calendared sessions

What if I Can't Be There?

In the event you cannot be here, please call the Formation Office to let us know of your absence ASAP at 815-467-6962 ext. 13

Sacramental and Events Team

What Does a Sacramental and Events Team Member Do?

This team is designed for volunteers who desire a tuition discount, but cannot commit to regular R.E. weekly schedule.  You will sign up with Tom for a specific event.  They provide:

  • Hospitality
  • Assist with a variety of additional activities, i.e. taking pictures, line up, etc...
  • Provide set up and take down

They assist with:

  • The Sacraments: Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation
  • Religious Education Events
  • Religious Education Retreats
    • Set up and clean up for the event
    • Pick up pizza
    • Set up food, plates, napkins and drinks
    • Work the popcorn machine
    • Sweeping
    • Vacuum, if necessary
    • Clean with rags, soap and water

Committee Team

Link To Curriculum

Ready to Sign Up?

 

ALL VOLUNTEERS SHOULD SIGN UP FOR "REMIND" TO RECEIVE IMPORTANT NOTIFICATIONS

General Volunteer Remind Code

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Committee Team Remind Code

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Events Team Remind Code