Volunteer Opportunities

By our baptism, we are called to action!  Join us in our mission to act on Catholic Social Teaching and our commitment to the Corporal Works of Mercy by providing a compassionate response to individuals and families in need of assistance. Even if you are not sure what to volunteer for, we encourage you to complete our Volunteer Application Form, and submit it to Glorivel, 281.497.1500.

If you are a teen and you need service hours, please complete our Community Service Form and submit it to Glorivel with as much advanced notice as possible. This way we will be able to accommodate your need for service hours. In order to volunteer in our ministries without an adult accompanying you, you must be 14 years of age or older. To participate in Habitat for Humanity, you must be 16 years of age or older.

For service opportunities during the summer, please contact us 1 to 2 months ahead of time, as our volunteering opportunities fill up quickly during that time of the year.

The following are volunteer opportunities available in our ministry:

  • Mission Advance Team: St. Thomas More Parish will host our first sorting Party on July 30 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm in Servant Hall (10330 Hillcroft St., Houston, TX  77096).
  • Respect Life Advocates: The Helpers of God’s Precious Infants.
  • The Gabriel Project: Support mothers in crisis pregnancies.
  • Service Missions: The community of St. John Vianney invites parishioners of all skill levels to take part on our mission trips to El Salvador, and Eagle Pass, TX.
  • Food Program: Volunteers are needed to serve as coupon clippers, pantry volunteers, food drive volunteers, and gardeners.
  • Joseph’s Coat Resale Shop: Volunteers operate the facility between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, and 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday.
  • Assisting Older Adults: Help us support and serve and share at The Gathering Place and the Common Ground sponsored by Interfaith Care Partners to support to caregivers of seniors suffering from memory loss conditions. Offer transportation assistance and companionship to seniors through Senior Rides and More.
  • Employment Ministry: Job Counselors help with resume preparation and job search guidance.
  • Mentoring Program with Spring Branch ISD: Serve as a role model, confidant, advocate and friend to a student “on the brink of success.”
  • English as a Second Language (ESL): Serve as an ESL teacher or substitute.
  • Habitat for Humanity, Northwest Harris County:   We built a house!  The SJV Habitat for Humanity Team built an entire house in thanksgiving to Our Lord for the blessings He’s bestowed upon St. John Vianney Catholic Church and in honor of our Golden Jubilee.  Please check back with us in the spring of 2018 for future projects with Habitat for Humanity.
  • Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM): Help us support MAM. Volunteers are needed to provide a number of services to individuals and families in need throughout the Spring Branch and West Houston area.
  • Gift Giving Sunday: Volunteers help us distribute gifts received on Gift Giving Sunday to other Parishes and organizations in our community. Commitment: November-December. For more information, contact The Social Services Ministry office, 281.497.4434

More Volunteer Opportunities at SJV


Safe Environment Programs – For our volunteers working with children:

VIRTUS “Protecting God’s Children” (PGC) Workshop:
“Protecting God’s Children’s” is the program selected by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to educate clergy, staff, and volunteers who work with children and youth about child sexual abuse and the ways to create a safe environment for children.  Learn more.

VIRTUS Refresher:
“Keeping the Promise Alive” is a mandatory refresher course that went into effect in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston in 2011. Employees and volunteers are required to attend “Keeping the Promise Alive” after 5 years of attending the “Protecting God’s Children”® program.  Learn more.

Download VIRTUS Registration Instructions.

Register for or view a list of upcoming sessions.

Please check out our newest endeavor, our quarterly review titled Salt & Light.