• Help with your current "Job": link here
• Why work in the Diocese of Arlington: link here
• Looking for volunteers: link here
• Volunteer opportunities: link here
• Part-time positions available: link here
• Full-time positions available: link here
We hesitate to call this the "Jobs" page because youth ministry is so much more than a "job"! However, you get the picture.
If you already are a youth minister in the Arlington Diocese, but need help or support with your current job, then please contact us! We are here to help set you up for success in your current job if that is where God is calling you to be.
The Arlington Diocese is a great place to live and be a part of the Church! We are a rapidly growing diocese with a large number of vocations to the religious life each year. We have parishes in both rural and urban areas to give you an opportunity to do ministry in a variety of settings. Just across the Potomac from Washington D.C., we are close to everything! There are many Universities for continuing education, an endless supply of places to do ministry with youth, and an active social scene!
We recognize that youth ministers require formal training, but also need to feel a part of a community that spends time together in prayer, worship, and socializing. We provide activities to meet each of these needs, as well as help to educate the parishes and pastors about the need for youth ministry, and the need for an allocation of resources for the youth. In addition we provide the large diocesan-wide activities for youth that are too difficult or time consuming to be done by parish youth ministers.
We provide all of this while remaining 100% in line with the teachings of the Catholic Church, and following the framework for Catholic Youth Ministry as set forth by the USCCB in their 1997 document, Renewing the Vision.
Here are two documents that can help you advertise & interview volunteers for several key positions within your ministry. These descriptions (descripciónes en Español) are provided in both English and Spanish, and include:
The Office of Youth Ministry for the Arlington Diocese is actively seeking men and women who feel called to lead youth to Christ through their own example. We are always in great need of volunteers to help lead our programs. The pay is not great, but the retirement benefits are out of this world! Please contact us if you have any gifts that you are willing to share! Our largest events, those that require the most volunteer help, include:
• Jr. High BASH (every April) -- contact Christine Najarian at firstname.lastname@example.org
• WorkCamp (in June) -- contact Darren Bryant at email@example.com
• RALLY (every October) -- contact Christine Najarian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please follow our calendar to see the current year's dates for each of these and all of our events. Please contact us if any of the events strike your interest and desire to volunteer! And, thank you!
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If you feel called to go beyond volunteering and are interested in becoming a full-time paid youth minister at one of the 68 parishes in the Arlington Diocese, then please submit a resume and cover letter to:
Office of Youth Ministry
200 North Glebe Road, Suite 519
Arlington, Virginia 22203
Pastors from the Diocese know that we collect resumes and often contact us for lists of people who have inquired about becoming a youth minister. You may also want to send a resume directly to any of the parishes listing job openings.
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