Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for giving of your time and talent!  Know that you are part of a large group of volunteers that give of their gifts in order to pass on our Catholic faith to the youth of our parish, by serving as a disciple of Christ. It is only through the generosity of our parish family that we are able to provide all the ministries and services that we do. Your generosity and commitment are truly appreciated!

How can you help?

Sandwich makers!

Sign up to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the needy in Cleveland and Akron.

Mask making!

If you know how to sew, or are willing to learn, we need help making masks for members of our community and the homeless in Akron and Cleveland.  Please contact Deb McCready if you are able and interested in helping out: DMcCready@StAmbrose.us or 330.460.7300

Nursing Home Notes

The initial wave of notes and cards for those in nursing homes was wonderful! We are looking for more notes, cards and crafts to send to our local nursing homes, to Be the Light and be a Sign of Hope. Please drop them off at the parish office any time between 9am-5pm.

Adopt-a-Patch Team

Things will be GREEN for Easter. It’s an early spring. Our Adopt-a-Patch Team has been practicing social distancing and prayer as they work cleaning and sparking up their patches. In a matter of a few weeks, the campus will be fully alive and in bloom. The Adopt-a-Patch team could use a few helpers. If you like to garden and want to do something really good…consider joining the Adopt a Patch team. A little of your time and talent will help our campus radiate with beauty and goodness. For more information, please contact Bernie at berniezavada@gmail.com.

Deliver Food

In this time of great uncertainty and confusion, our parish wants to help others through these times.  Our Catholic Works of Mercy team will continue with their weekly food distributions – every Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:00pm. They are taking every precaution to do this in a safe manner.  If you are able to deliver food to those in need of food please contact Lisa at Lhomady@StAmbrose.us.

Funeral Servers and Hospitality

We want to give all of our members and their families a funeral that brings comfort and great peace.  To make this possible, we need a few more people to help as Funeral Servers and Greeters.  All the training is provided. Please contact Helen if you are interested. (HLanzarotta@StAmbrose.us).

Photos and Videos

We have so many wonderful programs and events in our parish.  We could use a few additional members to take pictures and create short videos to help us promote and remember the great moments and activities of our community. Please contact Natalie if you are interested. (NEnglish@StAmbrose.us)

Group or Ministry Help

Couple to Couple Ministry

Couple to Couple Ministers share their journey with some of the couples preparing for Marriage and their Weddings at Saint Ambrose. We are so blessed by their ‘yes’ and choosing to share their gift of married love. As we grow in the number of weddings, we could use a few more couples. No couple is perfect… more importantly, each couple works to perfect love over the course of their life and marriage. If you are interested and/or open to learning more, please contact Kim Nemet (Knemet@StAmbrose.us).

Building & Grounds

Our Building & Grounds Team does great work for our parish! They’re a group of guys (and gals) who assist St. Ambrose in a variety of handiwork type projects, from painting, to fixing desks in the school, to making basic repairs, to helping implement our Preventative Maintenance Program across our campus. If you are handy and have a few hours a month to spare, reach out to Ken Kukarola to get started: kukarolapa@aol.com

Community Meals

Once a month we host a community meal at Saint Ambrose. We need about 5 high school volunteers to help out. Please contact Lisa Homady at LHomady@StAmbrose.us to sign up to help!

Heavenly Angels

The Heavenly Dusters help clean the church each week, to keep our church warm, clean and inviting for all our members! Dusting, Vacuuming and wiping down the pews are all essential jobs for the Heavenly Angels. This is a great way to get involved and if you have a young one at home, please feel to bring them along! Contact Lisa Beckett: labecket@aol.com

Volunteers / Catechists for PSR and Youth Ministry

Looking for a great way to volunteer? Want to share the faith with our children and teens? Consider serving as a volunteer for our Parish School of Religion (PSR) or Youth Ministry Programs. Volunteers are always needed – to serve as catechists, help in the kitchen, assist with events, etc.  If you’re interested, please contact Janet Majka (PSR) at JMajka@StAmbrose.us or Caitlin O’Neill (Youth Ministry) at COneill@StAmbrose.us.

Volunteering with Children

We appreciate your efforts to comply with diocesan requirements to insure the safety of children in our various programs. Protecting God’s Children is both a privilege and responsibility – which we all share. If you have any questions please contact anyone listed below.

Review our Volunteer Forms Page

Information on Virtus or Background Check can be found here.

Father Bob Stec

Lisa Cinadr
Day School Principal

Michele Sumner
VIRTUS Coordinator