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!

Upcoming Events

Autumn Harvest Festival

October 5, 2019 from 5:00-8:00pm

We need help setting up, staffing and cleaning up our annual fall harvest! A few hours will make all the difference! If you’re able to help, SIGN UP! www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0445aaae2ba7fb6-autumn2  Held at the St. Ambrose Parish Grotto and grounds between Hilkert Hall and Lehner Center.  Contact:  Caitlin@StAmbrose.us

Ramserfest/Polka Party

October 26, 2019
Help us throw a really fun party!   Contact: Helen at HLanzarotta@StAmbrose.us

Missal Book Update

Our Breaking Bread Missal books are essential for all our Mass celebrations.  Each year in November the Breaking Bread books needs to be exchanged and updated for the new liturgical year.  If you would like to help with this once a year task, please contact Helen Lanzarotta hlanzarotta@stambrose.us

Thanksgiving Day Community Meal

Thursday, November 28, 2019
All ages welcome!
With your help this Thanksgiving, our parish will be providing 7,500 meals for our brothers & sisters here in our community and in the greater Akron & Cleveland areas. We need YOUR help to make this happen.  We need hundreds of volunteers to help in the days before, and the day of Thanksgiving.  We need help of every kind (cooking, carving, setting up, packing meals, etc).  Sign up at: www.StAmbrose.us/Thanksgiving

Art & Environment Fall Clean-up

Fall is such a beautiful colorful time of the year; our campus is decorated beautifully with cornstalks, bales of hay and pumpkins; but after the fall season, there is the task of clean-up…removing corn stalks from the poles, moving bales of hay, and collecting any pumpkins or fall decorations.  To help contact Helen Lanzarotta hlanzarotta@stambrose.us

Christmas Tree Help

Christmas trees decorated with lights looks beautiful and peaceful. But getting the lights untangled and light up can be very frustrating.  We’ve like to get a jump on this exasperating task by going through and sorting out our Christmas lights so that we’re ready for Christmas decorating.  Contact Helen Lanzarotta at hlanzarotta@stambrose.us

Advent Tea

December 7, 2019
Help with setting tables, food prep and serving lunch.   Contact:  Helen at HLanzarotta@StAmbrose.us

Easter Egg Stuffing

In the weeks before Easter, Saint Ambrose goes through roughly around 5,000 eggs which are used for our Bunny Brunch, Egg Hunt and as Easter treat for the children after Easter morning Masses. We could use about 10 volunteers to help stuff eggs, count and organize them.  We will also accept any donated items to be used for stuffing the eggs.  Contact Helen Lanzarotta hlanzarotta@stambrose.us

Group or Ministry Help

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

Photography Club

We are always looking for great quality photos of our events, ministries and programs. If you attend any of our family events or ministries, have a camera that takes good pictures and want to help the Church, contact Natalie English to get started: NEnglish@StAmbrose.us

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
Pastor
BStec@StAmbrose.us

Lisa Cinadr
Day School Principal
LCinadr@StASchool.us

Michele Sumner
VIRTUS Coordinator
MSumner@StAmbrose.us