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Volunteer

Explore current volunteer opportunities.

Contact Melissa Streit, Director of Engagement, for information on volunteering in any Basilica ministry.

Current opportunites include:

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.

Emmaus Listening
Emmaus Listening Ministers are highly trained with active listening skills.

Finance Committee
This is a three-year term leadership  position, with the option to serve a second three-year term. Candidates should have a background in accounting, banking, audit, investments, budgeting or Human Resources. Email Audra Johnson for more information.

Funeral Hospitality
Be on a call list to help with set up, providing hospitality by serving food/beverages to funeral guests, and then cleaning up afterward. No cooking required, weekday availability is helpful.

Graphic Designer
Help produce the award-winning BASILICA magazine twice a year.

Habitat for Humanity Build Team
Help on a Basilica build team or with meal support in early August.

Hennepin Connections Mentoring
Mentors students at Minneapolis Community & Technical College who have experienced homelessness or poverty, to provide support and encouragement to reach personal, academic, and career goals. Training provided in June/July for mentors to start in the Fall school year.

Immigrant Support Ministry
Circle of Welcome Teams are groups of four mentors working directly with each refugee or asylee family to help them adjust to and learn to navigate life in their new community. 

Liturgical Ministry
We especially need Acolytes (altar servers) at 7:30am and 11:30am Sunday Masses or Ministers of Hospitality (ushers) at all Masses.

Livestream
Volunteers are needed to livestream our Sunday and Weekday Masses. 

Prisioners or Patients Task Force
Mentor program for those leaving prison with mental health concerns.  

Rectory Receptionist or Rectory Hospitality
The first point of contact for those visiting or calling the parish office; Shifts open are on Monday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday afternoon, or Wednesday evening.

 

Needs starting in Fall

RCIA sponsors

Sunday Evening Youth Programs
Confirmation catechists
Youth Meal Preparation
Hall Monitors

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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.

Helping Ukraine

Many of the faithful would like to contribute to help our sisters and brothersin Ukraine. Becuase the situation is so fluid and to mazimize the efficiency of the gift, the Archdiocese recomments contributing through Catholic Relief Services (CRS). Here is the CRS Ukraine Fact Sheet.

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.

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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

 

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