We hesitate to call this the "Jobs" page because youth ministry is so much more than a "job"! However, you get the picture.
Help with your current "job"
If you already are a youth minister in the Archdiocese of Portland, but need help or support with your current job, then please contact us! We are here to help set you up for success in your current job if that is where God is calling you to be.
Why work in a parish in the Archdiocese?
The Archdiocese is a great place to live and be a part of the Church! We are a growing diocese with a large number of vocations to the religious life each year.
We have parishes in both rural and urban areas to give you an opportunity to do ministry in a variety of settings. There are many Universities for continuing education, an endless supply of places to do ministry with youth, and an active social scene!
We recognize that youth ministers require formal training, but also need to feel a part of a community that spends time together in prayer, worship, and socializing. We provide activities to meet each of these needs, as well as help to educate the parishes and pastors about the need for youth ministry, and the need for an allocation of resources for the youth. In addition we provide the large diocesan-wide activities for youth that are too difficult or time consuming to be done by parish youth ministers.
We provide all of this while remaining 100% in line with the teachings of the Catholic Church, and following the framework for Catholic Youth Ministry as set forth by the USCCB in their 1997 document, Renewing the Vision.
Looking for volunteers?
Here are two documents that can help you advertise & interview volunteers for several key positions within your ministry. These descriptions include:
General Youth Meeting volunteers
Dinner and Snack Point-persons
One-time Event Leaders
Work Camp: Stakeholder, Adult Leaders
The Office of Youth is actively seeking men and women who feel called to lead youth to Christ through their own example. We are always in great need of volunteers to help lead our programs. The pay is not great, but the retirement benefits are out of this world!
Please contact us if you have any gifts that you are willing to share! Our largest events, those that require the most volunteer help, include our Fall “Seaside Rally” and Spring “Pilgrimage Walk”:
Please follow our calendar to see the current year's dates for each of these and all of our events. Please contact us if any of the events strike your interest and desire to volunteer! And, thank you!
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If you feel called to go beyond volunteering and are interested in becoming a full-time paid youth minister at one of the parishes in the Archdiocese, then please submit a resume and cover letter to the Office of Youth Ministry at email@example.com
Pastors from the Archdiocese know that we collect resumes and often contact us for lists of people who have inquired about becoming a youth minister. You may also want to send a resume directly to any of the parishes listing job openings.