Serve | Engage | Grow

“The nation doesn't simply need what we have. It needs what we are.” (Edith Stein)

Fiat Ventures exists to evangelize youth at a time of increasing secularization and a removal of faith from youth culture.  Evangelization is the mission of all Catholics!  Fiat Ventures is inviting recent graduates and other young adults to devote a year of service to this most important work through the IMPACT Apprenticeship Program.  Apprentices will grow in experience and skills, be a part of transformative retreats, mission trips, and other events, explore if youth ministry is right for them, and perhaps launch a career as a Fiat Ventures ministry professional.


Join Fiat Ventures’ team of ministry professionals in New Jersey for a year serving Catholic parishes, schools and dioceses in evangelizing the youth of their communities

  • IMPACT Apprentices will work alongside Fiat Ventures’ staff in all aspects of Fiat Ventures’ ministry– the planning, preparation and administration of youth ministry programming including parish “youth groups,” retreats, Confirmation preparation programs, service projects, mission trips, and more
  • Typically, IMPACT Apprentices will be assigned to one or two parishes or other organizations in Central or Northern New Jersey.
  • Apprentices will work with Fiat Ventures’ staff in the planning, preparation and administration of youth ministry programming including parish “youth groups,” retreats, Confirmation preparation programs, service projects, mission trips, and more.
  • Apprentices will be integrated into the assigned communities, and will be involved in all aspects of the youth ministry programming, with an emphasis on outreach to the youth of the communities and their families.
  • An IMPACT year will include training, mentorship, and formation, and Apprentices will earn a Certificate in Youth Ministry from Lifeteen and the Franciscan University of Steubenville.
  • IMPACT Apprentices will gain experience in youth ministry, as well as transferable skills in the areas of public speaking, catechetics, organization, communication, teamwork, technology and other areas.
  • Optionally, Apprentices can also choose to live in a single-gender household (usually with 3-4 other Apprentices) for deeper formation during their IMPACT year.
  • Start and end dates are flexible.  It is preferred that Apprentices are ready to begin their IMPACT year by September 1, 2022.  The IMPACT year will generally end in early summer, after Fiat Ventures’ summer mission trip.

Program Requirements

  • Be 21 years old by September 2022 (or apply for exception)
  • Be a faithful Catholic in good standing
  • Basic computer skills required; proficiency with Mac, Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite and/or Social Media preferred
  • International applicants welcome to apply (must be a fluent english speaker, and be eligible for admission to the United States of America)
  • Generally, applicants should also have a drivers’ license.

Stipends and Other Benefits

IMPACT is a volunteer program, and therefore no compensation is provided.  In addition to an opportunity to serve Christ and his church, and gain unique and valuable experience, Apprentices will also receive:

  • Single-gender housing with 2-3 other Apprentices (optional)
  • A monthly living allowance of $800
  • A monthly health insurance stipend of $300
  • A Certificate in Youth Ministry

(Reimbursement of relocation expenses may also be offered on a case by case basis)

How To Apply

  • Go here and fill out the initial questionnaire
  • After your questionnaire is submitted, you will be supplied with a formal application (fillable PDF); submit the application and other materials listed on the application by email
  • After submitting your application, you may be invited for an in person or virtual interview
  • Acceptances to be made on a rolling basis

For questions and for more information email
P.O Box 4292, Warren, NJ, 07059