Thanks for your service to the parish! Nothing will make you feel like you are part of the parish community more than volunteering. And there are many opportunities to get involved. Whether it is a onetime event like helping out at the Summer Picnic, or an on-going commitment like being a Welcome Host at Mass there is always a need for dedicated volunteers. There is always a need for you!
Included here is information about the many ministries and events at St. Edith and what is needed from our volunteers in order to maintain the safest environment for our children, youth and other vulnerable parishioners.
Take a look at the Parish Ministries & Events at a Glance publication for a full listing of the opportunities available.
For any volunteers needing to reserve church facilites such as the Gym or the Social Hall, please refer to the Event Setup & Facility Usage Guidelines page.
Thank you for all you do!
Creating a Safe Environment
In order to offer the most safe and secure environment we can for those we're serving as a volunteer we ask that each volunteer (18 years of age and older) attend, at no cost, a "Protecting God's Children" (PGC) workshop and complete a "Criminal Background Check Authorization Form" (CBC). In addition, each volunteer will receive a copy of the "Volunteer Code of Conduct" informing each volunteer of volunteer expectations for assuring the safest environment for our children and other vulnerable members of our faith community.
A copy of the PGC certificate, the original CBC authorization form and an "Acknowledgement of Reception of the "Volunteer Code of Conduct Form" is to be turned into the Parish Office. All items are kept in a confidential file.
Volunteering as a Teenager
Thank you for helping out! High School-aged employees/volunteers must receive certification from an Archdiocese of Detroit "Called to Serve" workshop and complete a "Teen Volunteer Criminal Background Certification Form."
A copy of the "Called to Serve" certificate you will receive at the workshop and your Background Certification Form must be turned into the Parish Office. Both items will be kept in a confidential file.
What is Called to Serve training?
Called to Serve is an interactive safe environment training program for teens in our Catholic High Schools and Parishes. Participants leave empowered to:
- Use talents to effectively & responsibly serve other
- Work with and be role models for children
- Communicate and partner with adult supervisors
- Interact appropriately with peers
- Recognize and respond to inappropriate behavior
Who is required to attend Called to Serve workshops?
- All tenth grade students in Catholic High Schools
- Teens grades 9-12 who are church and/or Catholic School employees
- Teens grades 9-12 who volunteer with children
All other teens in grades 9-12 are welcome and encouraged to attend. The workshop is free of charge and is held throughout the Archdiocese. You may register for the workshop online.Go to main navigation