Volunteer Opportunities - Weekdays
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Altar Guild 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.

Docent Docents provide tours related to the architectural and religious significance of The Basilica of Saint Mary. Tours are regularly scheduled on Sundays after the 9:30am and 11:30am Masses, or by appointment. Training and ongoing support is provided.

TRAINING WORKSHOP OCCURS ONCE A YEAR in the fall. There are nine mandatory training sessions. During the training period, participants are required to shadow seasoned docents either after the 9:30am Mass or 11:30am Mass. At the completion of training, participants will lead the coordinator of the workshop on a tour of The Basilica before they are added to the roster of active docents. If you are interested in becoming a docent, your contact information will be recorded. Prior to the scheduling of a training workshop, a notice will be sent to you.

Funeral Hospitality Provide setup and hospitality at The Basilica for friends and family to gather for refreshment following a funeral or memorial for a loved one. Commitment is on an as-needed basis, with 48 hours notice.
Gardening & Grounds Help beautify and care for our grounds. Activities include lawn mowing, flowerbed planting and maintenance, special garden projects, spring and fall clean-up, and maintenance of lawn equipment. Lawn mowing takes place on Wedneday mornings. Planting, weeding and watering can be done at other times of the week, according to your availability.
Kitchen Maintenance The Basilica has three frequently used kitchens. Your help in keeping them clean, organized, and well-stocked will go a long way towards fulfilling our parish mission to "provide quality...hospitality." Set your own volunteer schedule.


Liturgy & Sacred Arts Office Volunteers Liturgy and Sacred Arts Office Volunteers support the work of the Liturgy and Sacred Arts Team's daily work. Basic tasks would include data entry, filing, light cleaning. For other projects, volunteers would be assigned tasks that would fit their skills and proficiency.
Mailing Preparation Help with hand-addressing invitations, cards, and other types of mail; prepare bulk mailings; help with other office projects in the Development Department. This is an occasional, on-call volunteer opportunity. We will add you to our list of individuals to contact when projects are coming up; you are free to respond "Not available this time."

Maintenance Support Help clean and repair our campus buildings. Join one of our teams to help dust, clean church. We are always in need of painters and carpenters to assist with indoor and outdoor maintenance.
Office Assistance - Administration Assist with general office help for the Basilica's Administration department. Tasks can include computer work, help with mailings, contacting new members to welcome them to parish, and other tasks as needed. Contact Ashley at 612.317.3417 or awyatt@mary.org for more information.
Office Assistance: Life Help others "behind the scenes." Christian Life Ministries are diverse - St. Vincent de Paul Outreach, justice teams, Employment Ministry, and New Member Welcome, just to name a few! Support these ministries by helping with mailings, photocopying, flyer/brochure design, and more. Hours are flexible—about two hours a week preferred. Contact Mary at 612-317-3419 or mbeseres@mary.org.


Office Assistance: St. Vincent de Paul Are you computer literate, highly organized with data entry experience? Do you have a gift for service, helping behind the scenes? Help keep our charity and social outreach programs operating smoothly. Hours are flexible - 1-2 hours per week commitment preferred. Contact Mary at 612-317-3419 or mbeseres@mary.org

Receptionist - Volunteer The rectory receptionist is the first point of contact for those visiting or calling the Parish Office. Duties include fielding and routing all phone calls that come into the main switchboard. The rectory receptionist works closely with the hospitality volunteer to ensure that each visitor is welcomed with Christian hospitality. Commitment is one three-hours shift on weekedays, between 8:30am and 5:00 pm. We accomodate illness and vacations.

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 Meals-on-Wheels Driver Deliver lunches on selected Tuesdays to home-bound downtown residents. Contact Julia Buege Freeman at 612.317.3413 or jfreeman@mary.org.
SVdP Sandwich Ministry The Basilica distributes sandwiches at the Rectory door to those in need, 7 days a week. A team of volunteers makes sandwiches on Wednesday mornings. Contact Julia Buege Freeman for details at 612-317-3417 or JFreeman@mary.org.
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