How can you use your gifts and talents to volunteer?
Our Outreach committee has put together some of the many ways you can help and volunteer in our community. There are many ways you can give back by volunteering. We update this information regularly so you may decide what organization could benefit from your talents and gifts.
Here is the Mission Statement that the Outreach Committee has established : To help parishioners of Saint Ambrose to fulfill their baptismal call to serve those in need in our community
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all you mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31
For more information on these programs, email Amy Brown at [email protected]
“When you work to help others and proclaim the gospel to them, then your lives, so often fragmented because of your many activities, will find their unity in the Lord”Pope Benedict XVI
Location: 435 Dorothy Day Place, St. Paul, MN 55102
Mission: The Friends of Dorothy Day commits to serve our brothers and sisters in need, acknowledging our common and equal dignity before God. In whatever service we are called on to deliver, our goal is to shine the light of Christ into the relationships we build with those we serve.
Summary: In cooperation with Catholic Charities, Friends of Dorothy Day provides volunteers to serve a nightly meal to Pay for Stay residents of Higher Ground homeless shelter in St. Paul. Pay for Stay is a transitional housing program for about 40 men who live on Higher Ground’s 2nd floor. Volunteers serve an already prepared meal to residents from 7-9PM and help with light clean up duties afterwards.
For more information or to volunteer go to friendsofdorothyday.org and click on “volunteer role”
Christian Cupboard Food Shelf
Location: 8264 4th Street North, Oakdale, MN 55128
Mission: To provide nutritious food to our neighbors in a respectful manner while engaging our community in the fight against hunger.
Summary: Volunteer opportunities include organizing and sorting donations, packaging food for distribution, and assisting with drive up food distribution to clients.
For more information or to volunteer: Go to ccefs.org and click on “volunteer”
Location: 2300 Orleans St. W., Stillwater, MN
Mission: To maximize resources and volunteers to improve the quality of life for adults and their families in our local community.
Summary: This organization has a volunteer database that matches volunteers with individual volunteer opportunities, special events and needs in our local community that fit your interests and availability. Saint Ambrose partners with their Holiday Hope program in Nov-Dec. to provide gifts for individuals and families in need at Christmas. Please see Advent Committee heading for more information on the Holiday Hope program.
For more information or to volunteer go to communitythreadmn.org
Feed My Starving Children
Location: Closest packing site is 990 Lone Oak Road, Suite 136, Eagan, MN. Other packing sites are located in Chanhassen and Coon Rapids.
Mission: As a Christian nonprofit organization, Feed My Starving Children is called to feed God’s starving children hungry in body and spirit.
Summary: Volunteer for a 2 hr. shift to hand pack rice, soy dried vegetables and a nutritionally complete blend of vitamins and minerals into bags which are then sealed, boxed and placed on pallets.
For more information go to fmsc.org
Location: Saint Ambrose Catholic Community
Mission: To provide Christmas gifts to those in need in our community
Summary: Opportunities to volunteer include planning of our Advent giving programs, coordination communications to parish, staffing tables before and after masses, organizing gift donations and helping with delivery of gifts.
For more information or to volunteer email Amy Brown at [email protected]
Join Outreach Committee
Location: Saint Ambrose Catholic Community
Mission: To help parishioners of Saint Ambrose to fulfill their baptismal call to serve those in need in our community
Summary: Join our Outreach committee to help plan and execute activities within our parish such as food and clothing drives, Advent giving programs and Advent and Lenten service opportunities with different charitable organizations. Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of every month.
For more information or to join, email Amy Brown at [email protected]
For Confirmation Candidates
Saint Therese of Woodbury
Saint Therese of Woodbury is a is a senior living community located at 7555 Bailey Road. We provide varied levels of services from independent living to assisted living, long term care and memory care. Volunteers are vital to the community life of Saint Therese. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we were unable to have volunteers on site for over a year, and are now rebuilding.
Spirituality and faith are an important part of life at Saint Therese. We have an urgent need for volunteers to support our Pastoral Care team.
Mass escort – assist residents to and from the chapel. Opportunities are available Saturdays, 3:30pm-5:30pm, and Sundays, 9:30am-11:30am.
Eucharistic ministers are needed to distribute Holy Communion to care center residents in their room. This opportunity is available Monday – Friday. The time frame is flexible to the volunteer.
We follow Covid-19 guidelines to help ensure a safe and healthy experience for volunteers, residents and staff.
Call 612-418-1954 or visit https://www.sainttherese.org/get-involved/volunteer to learn more and apply online.