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! This past year we suffered through a horrible COVID epidemic, causing us to shut down the feast day for all. However, this year we have triumphed over many challenges and fears, and we are ready to serve Our Lady once again. Through our new entranceway, we shall welcome thousands of grateful pilgrims as they make their way to this sacred place.

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


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 Sister Adrian Galay at (847) 294-1806.

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 Cenia Jaimes at (847) 294-1806.

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 Cenia Jaimes at (847) 294-1806.

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 Andy Lepe at

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

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 Cristina Serrano at 847-294-1806 x 109 or


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