volunteer registration opens spring 2024
"but Jesus said, 'Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these'" (Matthew 19:14).
The Role of a Volunteer
As a Chaldean Youth Camp volunteer, you will have the extraordinary opportunity to serve your Church by helping its children grow in their faith. You will lead them in activities, games, and talks designed to encourage and teach the children of God to be excited about their faith.
One Day Camps
- All volunteers must be a minimum of 16 years old
- Those younger than 18 must fill out a parental consent form
- All volunteers must be a minimum of 18 years old
- Men may only volunteer for the boys overnight camp
- Women may only volunteer for the girls overnight camp
Protecting God's Children (PGC)
All volunteers working with children in the Chaldean Catholic Diocese of St. Thomas the Apostle U.S.A. are required to receive certification in VIRTUS’ Protection God’s Children (PGC), and to get that certification renewed every seven years. PGC courses consist of one three-hour workshop to educate volunteers on how to work with children safely, how to identify signs of abuse in children, the methods of sexual offenders, and how to prevent abuse.
In our diocese, it is required that a volunteer takes a PGC workshop within our diocese, as opposed to at another church. If you have taken a PGC workshop at a church in the Archdiocese of Detroit, then a copy of your certificate must be sent to the Bishop’s Office (25603 Berg Road, Southfield, MI 48033).
To sign up for a course, we recommend visiting our Diocese Website, however if none of our workshops work for you, you may sign up for a course at the Virtus Website; make sure to select Detroit, MI (Archdiocese) and send a copy of your certificate to the Bishop’s Office.