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Explore current volunteer opportunities.

More volunteer ministries will return throughout the Fall. Contact Melissa Streit, Director of Engagement, for information on volunteering in any Basilica ministry.

Current opportunites include:

Basilica Influencer
Share information about our liturgies and events with a personal invitation to your contacts and/or posts on your social media.

Volunteers are needed to livestream our Sunday and Weekday Masses. 

Minister of Hospitality (Ushers)
Greet members and guests before Mass, receive the collection, distribute leaflets and newsletters.

Emmaus Listening
Seek out an Emmaus Listening Minister volunteer who has been highly trained with active listening skills.

AIM: Access and Inclusion Ministry
AIM is looking for people with lived experiences with a barrier blocking or impeding worship, service, learning, or community life who will work with us to continue to educate our community.

Rectory Receptionist or Rectory Hospitality
The first point of contact for those visiting or calling the parish office; Shifts are typically for 3 hours on weekdays.

Decorate the Church for Advent and Christmas
Please sigm up online for any of these upcoming on-site decorating days:

  • Friday, November 26 from 8am-noon
  • Tuesday, December 14 from 4-5pm
  • Tuesday, December 21 from 8am-noon
  • Thursday, December 23 from 8am-noon
  • Monday, January 10 from 8am-noon


Volunteer opportunities in our community.


There are many organizations in our community that welcome your volunteerism.  We strongly recommend social distancing, face masks, and refraining from in-person volunteer activity if you are in a higher-risk category, have any symptoms of illness, or have been in proximity of anyone with symptoms of illness.

Supplies and In-Kind Donations

For safety and hygiene, The Basilica is not accepting in-kind donations of food, supplies, clothing or housewares. Please consider donating your items to the St Vincent de Paul Thrift Store.

Financial Donations

The Basilica's St. Vincent de Paul outreach ministres is active virtually and supporting our neighbors in need. Learn more about our outreach ministries here, and 100% of your SVdP donations go directly to the people we serve.

Many other organizations are accepting financial donations to assist with rebuilding efforts in our community. We are not endorsing any organization and encourage you to research the organization's mission and tax-deductibility before making financial gifts. 

Rebuilding Hope Minneapolis: GoFundMe managed by former Basilica vicar Fr. Joe Gillespie, O.P., to assist families near his parish St. Albert the Great in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis.

West Broadway Business and Area Coalition: North Minneapolis coalition recommended by former Basilica vicar and current pastor at Church of the Ascension Fr. Dale Korogi, to assist stores and businesses that were damaged in North Minneapolis.


Safe Environment Information

We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all members, guests, and those who participate in our ministries. To that end, we conduct background checks and require VIRTUS training for all persons who volunteer in positions involving risk, particularly those serving children, youth, and vulnerable adults.

A driving record check is completed on all volunteers who drive as part of their responsibilities and a credit check on those who handle large sums of money. Every three years volunteers are required to go through a re-credentialing process.

If you have questions about any of these policies or how to complete any requirements please contact The Basilica's Safe Environment Coordinator, Melissa Streit. For information on the specific requirements you will need to complete, and instructions on how to complete every requirement, please log into your VIRTUS account and look for any red pending links in the sidebar.

Adult Volunteer's Code of Conduct - All adult volunteers (those 18 and older) are required to read and sign this form annually, regardless of their role at The Basilica

Youth Volunteer Code of Conduct - The Basilica asks our children and youth who serve our community to sign a Code of Conduct crafted specifically for them annually

Volunteer Policies and Procedures - Archdiocesan Safe Environment policies, including the need for background checks

Principles for Child Protection Protocols - Archdiocesan child protection protocols

Office for Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment - From the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis - how to report suspected abuse plus other valuable information and resources