Saint Mark’s is blessed to have a community filled with many skills, talents and interests. As volunteers and lay ministers, we are central to the mission of the church and the Saint Mark’s community. Any time one puts a skill, talent or interest in the service of God, they are exercising a spiritual gift. As members of the Body of Christ, each individual has their own unique spiritual gifts, and each a something they can bring to the table. As we seek and discover our gifts, and minister to our brothers and sisters in Christ, we receive God’s grace and love. The sharing of these gifts enables us, as one body, to minister to ourselves, our community and our world. You are needed, wanted and gifted to give of your time and talent.
How do I start volunteering?
Contact the ministry coordinators for groups you are interested in joining. View the current Ministry Directory (PDF) or browse the website.
Look through the list of categories below and explore the groups who need volunteers. We have short term and long term volunteer opportunities for all ages.
Contact a member of the clergy for help in discovering where your interests and gifts lie.
Saint Mark's commitment to justice and dignity for every human being is deeply rooted in our history and identity. Do you want to serve the women at our weekday homeless shelter? Feel passionately about environmental stewardship? Want to serve the needs of immigrants and refugees? All of these opportunities and more can be found on the Justice Ministries page.
Worship is central to everything we do, and it wouldn't be possible without the work of lay liturgical ministers. This includes the altar guild, lectors (readers), sound board operators, and many more roles. Learn more here.
Can you see yourself in a leadership role at Saint Mark's? The vestry is a group of laypeople elected by the parish, who, along with the rector, take care of parish buildings, finances and leadership and delegate appointments. Saint Mark's also appoints delegates to our annual Diocesan Council, who represent the parish on important issues facing the diocese and church at large. To learn more, contact Senior Warden Lynne Markova.
Saint Mark's offers Faith Formation opportunities for all ages. Would you like to help organize events, volunteer to teach Sunday School, or have an idea for a future Sunday Forum or Cathedral Commons? Contact the corresponding staff member below.
Saint Mark's often needs volunteers to support the Front Desk team in the Cathedral Office. Volunteers answer phones, provide hospitality to visitors, and assist with administrative tasks in the office. To inquire about opportunities, contact Irene Beausoleil.