Join A Chapter Team

Young Catholic Professionals (YCP), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is one of the nation's fastest-growing Catholic organizations with chapters in cities across the country and international interest. YCP was founded by a young entrepreneur in 2010 in Dallas with a mission to "Work in Witness for Christ."

We have active chapters in 20 U.S. cities and relationships with Catholics in more than 40 other cities around the world. Our members use their experience to become ambassadors of the faith in the public square. In this way, YCP forms tomorrow’s leaders to step forward in their communities and workplaces.

Volunteers are the backbone of a YCP chapter. They deploy financial resources, network with high-level executives, and rally a diverse set of skills to achieve challenging goals and bring young people to Christ through exceptional YCP programming.

Why Commit to a Volunteer Role With Us?

YCP is an amazing organization and being involved with my chapter is an incredibly rewarding experience, both professionally and spiritually.

[Ryne Bessmer, YCP Omaha]

We're In This Together

YCP's programs, resources and training equip young professionals to become lifelong servant leaders capable of responding to our Church’s greatest needs with a newfound confidence to live a more integrated life daily.

My involvement in YCP is what placed me in the correct network to get this job. The experience I gained through the logistics of event planning for YCP has provided a fantastic base upon which I will continue to develop my operational skills.

[Madeline Rawicki, YCP Denver]

How is a YCP Chapter Team Structured?

LEADERS (in blue): young adults who manage the weekly tasks of event programming and chapter management.

BOARD MEMBERS (in purple): professionals serving in a strategic capacity alongside the leadership team for chapter management and compliance.

CHAPLAIN (in yellow): priest working with both the Board of Directors and Leadership team to provide spiritual support.

The YCP National Staff and National Board work with the local chapter teams to provide strategic direction, training, resources, and guidance.

What is the Application Process?

Ready to Apply?

Young professionals in their 20's & 30's managing the day-to-day of a chapter.

Catholic professionals with board & strategy experience.

Priests, deacons or religious acting as spiritual shepherds for chapter teams.

"No one...can ignore the genuine difficulties which the Church encounters at the present moment. Yet in faith we can take heart from the promise offered by a new generation of Catholics whose experience and convictions will have a decisive role in renewing the Church’s presence and witness in American society."

[Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI]

Want to Learn More?

Check out our FAQs section, get in touch with your local YCP team, or email YCP at apply@youngcatholicprofessionals.org and we'll be in touch!

You may be also interested in reading:

YCP Mission Guide

Word on Fire Blog about YCP

Or watching:

The Need for YCP

TV Interview with YCP Founder, Jennifer Baugh