Youth who wish to be confirmed are to perform twenty (20 hours) of apostolic service. “Apostolic” indicates that the work should incorporate a Work of Mercy, which means care for a human person. Volunteering with an animal shelter or helping with an environmental endeavor, while worthy, would not qualify, since neither addresses the direct need of a person. See the Apostolic Proposal or the Apostolic Final Report for more information on the Works of Mercy.
Ideas for your project:
- babysit for a couple that needs a date night, or for a single mom who needs a break
- tutor or read to a child
- help coach a team of younger kids
- perform chores for an elderly or infirm person
Organizations you may contact regarding volunteering: