Ways to Volunteer

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Ways to Volunteer 2017-10-17T09:04:44+00:00

Join the dedicated volunteers of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe who help to make this a spiritual home for all pilgrims and visitors who visit us from across the Archdiocese of Chicago, the country, and beyond.

This is an exciting time to get involved!  In March 2017 we launched the campaign for the building of the Chapel of St. Joseph, which is estimated to be completed in spring 2018.  We are also welcoming high numbers of visitors to the Shrine, especially on the weekends and for special events.

*Please note: Volunteers under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


WAYS TO VOLUNTEER

Liturgical Ministries
Volunteers who serve as Liturgical Ministers offer an invaluable service to the Shrine as: lectors, Eucharistic ministers, ushers, altar servers, sacristans, art/environment, and music.  To learn more about each ministry, go to our menu (above) and click on “Ministries”.  For more information, please contact Itzel Cabrera at 847-294-1806 x 105 or icabrera@solg.org.

Sundays and Special Events
We are looking for energetic, outgoing, and reliable volunteers for weekends and special events, including the feast day celebrations of December 11-12. Opportunities are available for: Food Vendors, Parking Assistants, Set Up/Tear Down Crew, Clean Up Crew, and more. Volunteers will need to be able to be physically active for a shift of 3 to 4 hours. For more information, please contact Itzel Cabrera at 847-294-1806 x 105 or icabrera@solg.org.

Hospitality and Information
Hospitality and Information volunteers make sure that everyone who arrives at the Shrine is greeted warmly and is offered help to navigate the shrine. They provide the most up-to-date information available about the Shrine, including our liturgical schedules, upcoming events, campaigns, and services. Bilingual (Spanish/English) is a plus. For more information, please contact Elia Rivera at 847-294-1806 x 121 or erivera@solg.org.

Media and Communications
Do you enjoy photography, graphic design, video/audio production, website development, and/or social media? Our office of Media and Communications is looking for volunteers who can help with this special ministry of the Shrine. For more information, please contact Ignacio Perez at 847-294-1806 x 117 or iperez@solg.org.

Religious Education
Volunteer opportunities exist for catechists and event coordinators to help with our religious education program for children (ages 7-12). For more information, please contact Judith Torres at 847-294-1806 x 111 or jtorres@solg.org.

Behind-the-Scenes
Although we have limited opportunities, we are seeking volunteers who are interested in helping us behind the scenes with office tasks. These tasks include data entry, mailings, inventory, filing, etc. For more information, please contact Itzel Cabrera at 847-294-1806 x 105 or icabrera@solg.org.

Group Volunteer Service
Young Adult Ministry groups, organizations, and corporate groups are invited to sponsor a group volunteer service project at the Shrine. Service projects could include gardening, renovation, or other creative projects proposed by the volunteer group. To propose a group volunteer service project and for more information, please contact Elia Rivera at 847-294-1806 x 121 or erivera@solg.org.


ONLINE VOLUNTEER FORM

Interested in volunteering?  Please complete our online volunteer form and someone will be in touch with you soon:

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