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Families Moving Forward 2016
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Host families staying at the Basilica through the local non-profit organization, Families Moving Forward. Volunteers are needed to help setup and take down sleeping rooms, cook and serve meals, play with kids and lead activities, or stay overnight in the church along with families. This event takes place three times a year. Contact our Coordinator of Outreach with questions or for more information.
Staff Contact Name:
Julia Buege Freeman (612.317.3413)
Volunteer Opportunities - Open Opportunities
Below is a list of opportunities that are currently recruiting volunteers. Click on a job to learn more about it.
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Acolytes (altar servers) have the unique privilege of serving God at the altar. Training is provided and acolytes serve once a month.
Adult Confirmation Sponsor
To sponsor adults who are going through The Basilica's process of Adult Confirmation Preparation
Adult Learning Hospitality Helper
Help in setting up, serving, and cleaning up hospitality (refreshments) at Adult Learning Events.
Members of the Altar Guild care for the vessels, vestments, shrines, and chapels of the Basilica. With guidance from the coordinator of liturgical celebrations, guild members set their own schedule and select the tasks which interest them.
Volunteers assist the Archivist with ongoing and one-time projects: Cataloging archival materials, rehousing fragile items, researching events and the provenance of items in the collection.
Help provide extra-special hospitality for this day celebrating the founding of The Basilica. Choose how you'd like to help: set-up tables & tents, decorate, run children's games and activities, scoop ice cream, clean-up.
Basilica Voices for Justice Network
Raise your voice for justice! Join The Basilica's advocacy network. You will receive one to two e-mail action alerts each month inviting you to contact your legislators about local, state or national issues and informing you about opportunities to learn more about advocacy.
Blessing of the Animals
Volunteers assist with hospitality/ushering, setup, cleanup and other logisitics for this inter-denominational liturgical event to bless all creatures on the first Sunday in October.
The event begins at 1:30 p.m., however, volunteers are needed beginning at 11:00 a.m. or noon.
Blessing of the Wheels
Once every year we invite parishioners and non-parishioners alike to join us for the Blessing of the Wheels. This can include all types of personal, wheeled transport from strollers, bikes, wheelchairs, skateboards, rollerboards, and much more. This event includes information tables, food vendors, a blessing of bikes, and group ride. Support the event in a variety of ways, including setup and take down, hospitality, and bike corral security.
Blood Drive Coordinator
Serve on team coordinating two blood drives at The Basilica each year. Work with Memorial Blood Centers to schedule dates, publicize event through Basilica communications, staff donor sign up tables after Masses prior to the blood drive.
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to discuss these and other possibilities.