The retreat center is in need of volunteers in the following areas. If you have a few hours that you can contribute to the center, we would greatly appreciate it. Please contact Fr. Jim Kent or Bob Beck for further details, 952-447-2182.
This volunteer opportunity is for someone who loves to meet people, but it also requires some attention to detail. During retreat check-in, retreatants need to be greeted, their name tags and folders distributed, as well as their names highlighted on the room and registration lists. We also need to collect an “Emergency Contact Form” from each retreatant, so that we will know who to contact in the event of an emergency. On occasion, room assignments may need to be altered, and this is usually done in collaboration with the retreat director or his delegate.Time commitment: 2-4 hours per retreat.
The folders which are distributed to our retreatants need to be assembled prior to the retreat. We usually do this once a month for all of the upcoming retreats. After a retreat, the name badge holders and used folders need to be cleaned and prepared for the upcoming retreat. Occasionally we may need photocopying of retreat or promotional materials, stuffing envelopes for mailings as well as other clerical tasks. On a rare occasion we may need a volunteer to answer the phone and take messages for the Friars and Staff.
This person monitors the altar linens, altar breads, wine and other materials in the Sacristy. The altar linens need to be washed and ironed according to simple guidelines. The vestments need to be dry-cleaned on a regular basis and their physical condition needs to be monitored. Initially, this volunteer would assist Fr. Jim Kent with re-organizing materials in the sacristy. Time commitment: 2 hours per month.
If you are interested, please contact Fr. Jim Kent at 952-447-2182 or Director@FranciscanRetreats.net.
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