Service 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:

  • Respect Life Advocates: The Helpers of God’s Precious Infants.
  • The Gabriel Project: Support mothers in crisis pregnancies.
  • Disaster Relief Ministry:  Promoting and facilitating disaster preparedness; and helping our parishioners and neighbors identify and access available disaster relief information and resources.
  • The Hope Network: A compassionate network of parishioners and friends assisting those affected by the recent floods with the long-term recovery.
  • 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.
  • The Gathering Place and Common Ground sponsored by CarePartners Texas to support seniors suffering from memory loss conditions and their caregivers.
  • Senior Rides and More: Offer transportation assistance and companionship to seniors through
  • Second Family Care Team: Assisting older adults and their families with care and support visits.
  • 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.
  • 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 at 281.497.4434

More Volunteer Opportunities at SJV


Safe Environment Training & Background Check – For all our volunteers:

The CMG Safe Haven online training replaced the VIRTUS training for staff and volunteers. The training consists of 3 vignette-style training videos that add up to approximately 60 minutes and will include a criminal background check that must be completed.

All new employees and volunteers
are required to complete the Safe Haven online training program instead of VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children training.
For new volunteers, all individuals must complete the training and complete a background check prior to the start of volunteer service.
The 5-year anniversary date is still in place. Individuals who recently attended VIRTUS will not be due to complete refresher trainings until they have met their 5-year anniversary date.
As the 5-year anniversary date is met, individuals will need to log into CMGConnect with their previous personal VIRTUS user id and 1234 as the password. Once each individual logs into his/her CMGConnect account, he/she will be able to change his/her password.
If you do not remember your user id, contact Lee Clark (SJV’s Safe Environment Coordinator) at 281.497.6665 or CMG.

The following individuals are now required to complete Safe Haven online training as well:
1. Individuals who have never attended a training.
2. Individuals who are currently due for refresher training and have not attended a VIRTUS training.
3. Individuals who are currently due and have not attended a VIRTUS training.
4. Individuals who are out of compliance or past due.

This is now a requirement for all our volunteers. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our offices at 281.497.4434.

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