Volunteer Opportunities



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Faith Formation:  Our Faith Formation has many opportunities from being a receptionist at the front desk during Faith Formation Sessions, doing “behind the scenes” work, or sharing your love of our faith with our children and teens.  We’ll provide you with all you need!  Contact Sue Sferra at ext. 132 or sue@stanpr.org.
Drivers needed:  Our parish mini-bus transports parishioners to the 4:00 Saturday and the 8:30 Sunday masses.  Drivers are needed – male and female!  No special license is required.  Volunteers serve approximately once a month.  Contact Bill Humphrey at 808-4483 or bill.humphrey@earthlink.net.
Liturgical Ministries: 
 Altar servers for our weekend masses, boys and girls, third through 12th grade.  Adult servers are needed for funerals and weekday morning mass (8:30).  Contact JoAnn McVeigh at ext 129 or jmcveighsta@live.com.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion help distribute the Body and Blood of Christ at weekend and weekday masses.  Contact JoAnn McVeigh at ext 129 or jmcveighsta@live.com.
Our Music Ministry is in need of a bass player for the praise band at 10:30 mass.  Cantors are needed for the 4pm and 6pm masses on Sat, and the 8:30 and 10:30 masses on Sunday.  Choir members needed for our 8:30 and 10:30 masses.  You need not make a weekly commitment.  Singing is praying twice!  Audition required.  Contact Dan O’Hara at ext 128 or danohara@stanpr.org.
Projection Operators – for weekend and funeral masses.  You may “shadow” an operator during a mass at any time to see how “do-able” it is!  Please contact Jo Ann McVeigh at ext 129 or jmcveighsta@live.com.
Homebound Ministry:  Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion bring the gift of Eucharist to Trinity Medical Center, six area nursing homes and to the homebound.  Those visiting the hospital go in teams. Contact Betty West at ext 116 or bettywest@stanpr.org.
Receptionists:  Volunteer receptionists needed to serve at the front desk in our parish office, M-F.  Morning “shift” is 8:30 to noon, afternoon “shift” is 12:30 – 4pm.  Responsibilities limited to welcoming those who enter our doors and directing them to the proper person, meeting room, etc. and answering the phone.  We have several wonderful volunteers who commit usually for one morning or afternoon per week.  Substitutes are available for vacations, etc.
Emergency Maintenance Team:  Our maintenance dept. needs volunteers willing to come and help prepare the parish grounds in the event of a hurricane.  Contact Tom Kelly at 372-8600 or mmpt11@aol.com.

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One Community Now is a faith based organization of local churches that work together to provide for the needs of our community.  We sponsor the annual “Hunger Walk”, the “Stand Down for Homeless and At Risk Veterans”, and the “Neighborhood Impact” initiative.  (www.onecommunitynow.com)

Give Mobility is the extension of what was the St Thomas Aquinas mission outreach.  For the past three years we have raised funds to purchase wheelchairs for Free Wheelchair Mission. This year we are hosting two events which we hope will provide enough funds to purchase over 300 chairs in a single weekend.

In addition, this year, we are adding support for the Pasco County Commission on Human Trafficking and our First Responders. Give Mobility has donated 100 tickets to our afternoon show for our First Responders and will share a part of its overall revenue with the Pasco Commission on Human Trafficking.

In order to accomplish this, we will need the support of our parishioners to assist us at our two events on October 14th and 15th.  Our goals are ambitious but the need is great and the cause is worthy. We have volunteer jobs for everyone in every age group. You can find a list of volunteer positions here on our website page. There is also a volunteer sheet in the pews at church, just fill one out and place it in the donation basket during mass. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to make a difference. For more information, call Bob and Marie George at 727-244-6480 or visit our website at Givemobility.org.

GulfHigh

Gulf Middle School
6419 Louisiana Avenue, New Port Richey, Florida 34653
Telephone (727) 774-8000       Fax (727) 774-8091

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT GULF MIDDLE SCHOOL!

Gulf Middle School welcomes regular volunteers as well as occasional volunteers to help with a variety of projects.  All volunteers must complete an online application and be approved before beginning.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE:

Guest Speakers for our AVID Program. AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing students for college. We are looking for individuals who attended college to speak to our students about how hard work and a college degree have helped them in their career.

Teachers’ helpers are needed to:

  • Correct students’ papers with use of answer key
  • Photocopy and/or assemble packets
  • Assist with small group instruction
  • Provide one-on-one tutoring and/or listening as a student reads aloud

 

English Classes – Gulf Middle School has a significant Spanish-speaking population.  We are in need of adult volunteers to teach English to parents. This would be a once a week commitment in the evening for one hour. No experience speaking Spanish is needed.

Occasional volunteer opportunities include:

  • Sorting prizes before incentive festivals
  • Manning game stations at incentive festivals
  • Cutting and counting Box Tops for Kids
  • Helping with special events such as the GTE Financial Literacy Program

Treasure Chest – The clothing/toiletries/school supplies “store” for their students in need.  It only involves a few hours a week.  If interested, please contact Liz Kuhns at 727-774-8018 or email at ekuhns@pasco.k12.fl.us

WATCH D.O.G.S. is a nationwide program designed to provide positive male role models at school.  The presence of Watch D.O.G.S. can help reduce bullying and increase security by providing an extra set of eyes and ears on campus.  The program also facilitates mentoring relationships between selected students and the volunteer.  WATCH D.O.G.S. can volunteer anywhere from 1 hour to a full day. For more information visit fathers.com/watchdogs.

Donations are always welcome. We accept shoes, jackets and clothing appropriate for 11-14 year olds (new or used- if used recently laundered is helpful) hygiene items, school supplies, recycled plastic newspaper or produce bags, gift cards or gift certificates to be used for staff incentive.

Volunteer Application Process: Go to http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/comm/volunteer/. When complete please contact Liz Kuhns at 727.774.8018 or email her at ekuhns@pasco.k12.fl.us.