Volunteer Opportunities of the Greatest Need

Basilica Re-entry Mentor Program

Mentors accompany our neighbors returning from prison who have mental health needs and a desire for a spiritual connection.

Contact Ruth Deckenbach to volunteer. Call 612.317.3508 or Email Ruth

Emmaus Listening

Listening Ministers are highly trained with active listening skills. Prospects interview, train, and complete an internship. Initial commitment: 2 years.

Contact Wendy Caduff to volunteer. Call 612.317.3474 or Email Wendy

Hennepin Connections Mentor

Mentor and open your life to a student at Minneapolis College. Flexible schedule.

Contact Janice Andersen to volunteer. Call 612.317.3477 or Email Janice


Learn to livestream Mass. Experience with video welcome, but not required. Availability for weekday or weekend.

Contact Mae Desaire to volunteer. Call 612.317.3520 or Email Mae

Marriage Mentor Couple

Married couples assist engaged couples prepare spiritually, practical, and realistically for their married lives together.

Contact Mark to volunteer. Call 612.317.3410 or Email Mark

OCIA sponsors

Sponsors accompany an adult inquiring about becoming Catholic with prayer, attending Mass, and meeting regularly through the year.

Contact Katie Wethli to volunteer. Call 612.317.3439 or Email Katie


Rectory Receptionist

Greet all who contact us with compassion and courtesy, discern needs and assist accordingly, in a professional and hospitable environment.

Contact Kris McBride to volunteer. Call 612.317.3518 or Email Kris

Refugee/Immigration Welcome

Partnering with Lutheran Social Service, develop a relationship with a refugee/ immigrant family, helping them learn about/assimilate to U.S. life. 

Contact Janice Andersen at 612.317.3477 or Email Janice


Safety and Security

Provide respectful safety and security for those who come to The Basilica, through the practical eye of security.

Contact Joe Cybert to volunteer. Call 612.317.3415 or Email Joe

Usher & Greeter

Model Christ’s compassion and warmth to all who enter our doors. Greet guests, receive the collection, and distribute newsletters.

Contact Rámond Mitchell to volunteer. Call 612.317.3433 or Email Rámond