Our volunteers make all the difference
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Mothers' Shrine. Volunteers make a difference with hands that serve and hearts that care. We couldn’t do it without you! Please consider how you can use your gifts to serve our community and Our Blessed Mother.
Opportunities for volunteers
Use your “green thumb” and help maintain the gardens throughout the year. Depending on the season, you can help plant, mulch, water, dead-head, or remove /add plants in an area and on a day that interests you.
Get your exercise and share your love of our Shrine as you lead scheduled group tours for adults and/or children. During Masses and events, ensure that all guests have a great experience from the moment they enter the grounds, answering their questions, providing information about the Shrine and assisting with any needs they may have. Distribute information on the Shrine to groups in your home city and parish.
The Shrine is careful to have teams to count our monetary gifts received each week. If you are good at counting money and documenting the funds, we would love to have you.
Our program committee needs members. This group plans our pilgrimages and programs, identifying and engaging speakers, preparing marketing materials, greeting participants at the event and ordering supplies and pamphlets.
Often the first face they see, you will greet our many visitors and provide them with basic information about the Shrine, gardens, services and amenities. Help us with handling the many letters, phone calls, newsletters, bulletin stuffers and information requests we process.
Our Masses in the summer have as many as 1500 people attending. We need, ushers, parking lot assistance, Eucharistic Ministers, Sacristans, Cantors, Lectors and people to hand out bulletins. Handing out bulletins is also a great way to involve your children.
Teams prepare and serve meals for our Pilgrimages and other programs.
Special Events Volunteer
Join the excitement when you assist at any of our special events such as Special Masses, pilgrimages, concerts, Christmas Illuminations and many more we offer throughout the year.
Help us decorate the Shrine for Pilgrimages and also put up the lights for the Festival of Lights in the winter.
Waiver of Liability
By volunteering at the Shrine, you are assuming all risk of injury associated with your volunteer participation on the premises of the Shrine or Shrine activities conducted off-site. You are not considered an employee of the Shrine and are not, therefore, covered by the Shrine’s workers’ compensation insurance. By volunteering, you also release the Shrine and its representatives, sponsors, and supervisors from any and all claims, causes of action, and liability arising from or relating to your activities as a volunteer. You agree to comply with all posted safety instructions and follow the directions provided by Shrine staff and assigned supervisors. Firearms and weapons are not permitted on Shrine premises.
By entering our premise, you agree that the Shrine and its representatives may take photographs, videos, and other images of you, and you consent to the Shrine’s use of the photographs, videos, and other images taken or produced. The Shrine may use those items in fundraising, for marketing and promotional purposes, and in electronic media for an unlimited time period, and you will not be entitled to receive any compensation, payment, royalty or other remuneration from the Shrine. If you have questions, concerns or need to discuss photo/video privacy, please contact 573-374-MARY (6279).