Thank you for considering volunteering for the Steubenville Mid-America Conferences in Springfield, MO. We would be unable to coordinate this event without the help of our great volunteers!
The conference weekends are:
Week 1: July 10-12 and Week 2: July 17-19, 2020
Our staff is extremely blessed to have so many wonderful Catholic adults step up to volunteer. As such, we often have an abundance of people wanting to help, and unfortunately we are restricted to a very specific number for volunteers.
We are asking everyone, the veteran volunteers as well as those who have never served before, to fill out this quick form to help us track the number of people, along with their current information, who are willing to donate their time. Filling out this form does not guarantee a spot as a volunteer but it makes us aware of your interest.
After compiling the interest forms we will contact those needed to volunteer by May 1st.
**Please keep in mind that volunteering at Steubenville can be physically demanding. Work will include a lot of walking and being on your feet for long periods of time**
There are many different areas of opportunity to volunteer including Ushering, Prayer Ministry, Traffic (Safety & Security), Bookstore, Production, First Aid, and Hospitality. Volunteers for the conference are responsible for their travel to Springfield, MO. Once there, all food and lodging is provided.
Safe Environment Requirements
IMPORTANT: All Steubenville Conference volunteers must be in compliance with Archdiocesan Safe Environment policies.
NEW THIS YEAR! The Archdiocese of St. Louis has developed a new system for safe environment compliance called Prevent and Protect STL. Everyone ministering to minors and vulnerable adults (clergy, employees and volunteers) in the Archdiocese are required and asked to register in the new system before December 31, 2020 (but we ask that you please do this by July 1, 2020 in order to volunteer at the conference). This includes those new to service and those who are currently in service. For those who have already attended a Protecting God’s Children workshop, your previous training date will transfer to this new system. In addition to attending a live Protecting God’s Children workshop, all clergy, volunteers, and employees will register for an updated background screening, view two new online training modules on abuse reporting and the Code of Ethical Conduct, and agree to the updated Code of Ethical Conduct. Please go to www.preventandprotectstl.org to register and contact Jaclyn Laffleur with any questions or for further assistance.
If you have already registered through the Prevent and Protect STL website for your parish but did not list the Office of Youth Ministry as an additional location, please log in to the website and go to “My Account”, then click on “edit orgs”. You can then select “Add Organization” and choose”Archdiocesan Agency” for Organization Category, then “Office of Youth Ministry” for the Organization. Select “Volunteer” under Role and then be sure to hit the “Submit” button at the bottom of the page.
If you do not live within the Archdiocese of St. Louis, you will need to submit a letter of Safe Environment compliance from your home (Arch)Diocese.
Important Dates & Times
- The arrival time varies depending what volunteer team you are on but in general we like everyone to be in Springfield, MO by 10AM on Friday morning of the conference. We begin with Mass for all volunteers.
- A Volunteer Meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 1st starting with Adoration at 6:30pm.
Thank you for your willingness to serve! If you have any additional questions, please contact:
Steubenville Volunteer Coordinator