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Volunteer In Our Community

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.

People Serving People relies on volunteers to deliver three meals a day to rooms, offering smiles through masks to guests. Currently, their highest need is for volunteers who can help with breakfast and weekend shifts on a regular basis. To volunteer, contact Halley at hnorman@peopleservingpeople.org or 612-277-0246.

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.