Volunteer Opportunities - Weeknights
All volunteer jobs listed below take place on weeknights. Click on a job name below to learn more about it.
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Cantor Lead the assembly in song during liturgies approximately once a month. Vocal proficiency and experience is required and cantors rotate throughout all liturgies. Mandatory workshop on Wednesday (6:00pm-700:pm) before your Sunday assignment. Selection by audition and appointment.
Choir: Cathedral The Cathedral Choir sings at 9:30 am Sunday liturgies from September through June along with major feast days (Christmas, Easter, etc), and rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm. An audition is required for choir membership.

Choir: Cathedral Chorister Open to children entering grades 4-8 in the fall (unchanged voice). Sing for a select number of liturgies throughout the liturgical season. Rehearsals on Wednesdays, 5:45-7:00pm in St. Cecilia Room, Rectory. Voice check - not audition - by appointment. Tuition is $55/semester.

Choir: Cherub Open to Pre-K children. Rehearses 5:30pm-6:00pm in the lower level of the school. Sings for two formal liturgies during the year. Kindermusik based with parent involvement.

Choir: Contemporary Ensemble A rotating ensemble of singers and instrumentalists ministers at the 11:30am, 4:30pm, or 6:30pm Masses. Musicians are highly motivated, skilled, and capable of preparing music on their own. Placement is by audition only.

Choir: Junior Cantors Opportunity for youth to learn to the lead the assembly in song. Acceptance by audition. Scheduled for various masses with an adult mentor in the cantor ministry.
Choir: Juventus Basilica Youth Ensemble for youth grades 8 and up, leads music at the 4:30pm Sunday Mass, September through early June. Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays from 7:15-8:30pm. Prior choral experience and music reading skills preferred. Placement for instrumentalists and singers by audition or appointment.

Choir: Mundus MUNDUS sings at 11:30 am Sunday liturgies twice a month from September through June along with select feast days (Christmas, Easter, etc), and rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm. An audition is required for choir membership.

Concert and Event Ushers Greet event patrons, provide information and assistance as needed. Events usually take place on weekend evenings, some afternoons. Busiest months are October - December and February - April, for a total of about 20 events per year. Volunteer for one or two events....more is great! Time commitment is 4-5 hours per event. Training provided at each event prior to opening doors to attendees. Gifts/skills include hospitality, ability to work with others and follow directions. Contact Kathy Dhaemers, 612.317.3438 or kdhaemers@mary.org.
Disabilities Awareness Ministry The Basilica of Saint Mary is looking for volunteers and input into initiatives to become more aware of the needs of those members with disabilities.


Employment Ministry Job Coach Job Coaches work with individuals in career or job transition. They may specialize in an area such as resume writing, interviewing, or look broadly at a person's life or career path. Flexible schedule. Requires a high degree of confidentiality and a background check.

Gifts Leadership Team Provide leadership for the parish-wide effort to equip members for ministry. The mission is to create and nurture an environment where everyone in our faith community can recgognize, claim, and use their gifts in living our their baptismal call. Work on communications, annual ministry fair, pledge of time and talents. Monthly meetings and completion of tasks and projects outside of meetings.
Mental Health Awareness Ministry The steering committee meets monthly and focuses on awareness, education, and outreach for our parishioners, their families, and the Twin Cities community at large.


Pathways Faith-Based Life Skills Ministry Each Thursday evening about 25 people gather in the Basilica school to enjoy a community meal and learn important life skills in a faith setting. Volunteers manage this amazing program. Time commitment is 6:00-8:30pm one Thursday each month.
Rectory Hospitality The parish office is a busy place! Help it run smoothly by admitting visitors and distributing sandwiches to our hungry neighbors. Get to know staff members and what makes the Basilica tick! Weekly shift of 3-4 hours. We are flexible with regard to travel plans or personal commitments that arise. Contact Ashley at 612.317.3417 or awyatt@mary.org.


SVdP Higher Ground Meal Team Join the The Basilica's Catholic Charities meal team. Cooks and serves the evening meal at the men's shelter in downtown Minneapolis. Pre-selected weeknight from 6:30-8:30 pm. Basilica reimburses for all food costs. Contact Julia Buege Freeman at 612-317-3413 or jfreeman@mary.org.
SVdP Loaves and Fishes Meal Cook and serve a meal the fourth Friday of each month to those faced with the challenges of hunger. Minneapolis and St. Paul locations.
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