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As Catholics we recognize that service to our community and to the wider world is part of our Baptismal Call.  There are numerous opportunities to be involved in serving God through serving others.  Don’t see exactly what you are looking for?  Offer to help plan and implement another type of service – there is always room for more ideas.  If you are interested in any of the service opportunities below please call the contact if one is listed, or complete the volunteer interest form online.

Common Threads
There are many different ways to get involved. Prayer blankets and shawls can be sewn, croched, knitted, or made of tied fleece. No experience is needed and all ages are welcome!

Christmas Ministries
At Christmas time, we organize various projects ranging from a coat drive to gifts for community organizations. Volunteers help to organize and run these events.

DOVE –  Don’t Okay Violence Ever
St. Robert Bellarmine Parish has a parish-based domestic violence outreach ministry, DOVE, which stands for Don’t Okay Violence Ever. DOVE meets at 7PM on the second Monday of each month in Kernaghan Hall. A virtual meeting option is available. Our mission is to raise awareness of domestic violence, to help victims and perpetrators connect to support services, and to promote the prevention of domestic violence.  All are welcome to join the ministry!  For Zoom meeting link or more information, email

Girl Scouts
Volunteers can be troop leaders for various grade levels, help with cookie sale or come in and offer a workshop on a particular topic of interest to Girl Scout troops.

Boy Scouts
Volunteers can be troop leaders for various grade levels, help with activities or offer a workshop on a particular topic of interest to troops.

Contact the School Main Office: 773-725-5133 | Manna is a program where you can order gift cards and a percentage of your order supports the school.  If you have a child in the school, your percentage comes as a credit to your tuition. Volunteers help with computer data entry of orders and sorting/distributing gift card orders.

Ministers of Care
Ed Stecker – 773-777-4305 | This ministry reconnects the sick, or homebound with the Church.  Ministers bring the Eucharist to parishioners, offer prayers, spiritual support and comfort.

Service Opportunities (God’s Squad)
Want to help plan and organize one time service projects such as food drives or Chicago Food Depository Trips? Your help is welcome.

Respect Life
Help support of the Women’s Center of Chicago and work on education and social outreach.

Soup Kitchen
Every Wednesday, members of our parish volunteer to serve lunch at St. Stanislas Kostka soup kitchen.  If you can’t go but want to help, volunteers can also help to provide the lunches any day.