Thank you for considering volunteering for the “In His Real Presence” Eucharistic Congress! We are expecting approximately 600 attendees for this year’s Eucharistic Congress from across the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese and beyond. Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals, families (with older children please), and ministry groups.
*Please note all volunteers MUST complete Virtus Training. Please check with your Parish or the Office of Child and Youth Protection to learn when the next training is scheduled.
Greeters: provide a warm, friendly welcome to all, answering questions, directing people to the check-in tables, restrooms, Mass, Confessional locations, lunch, and encouraging attendees to visit vendor booths, etc.
Check-in: responsible for welcoming and checking-in attendees as they arrive. There will be an alphabetized pre-registration list to check-in attendees. Upon confirming registration, each attendee will be provided a name tag, program, gift bag, and directed to the t-shirt table for those who pre-purchased a t-shirt(s)
Walk-in registration: responsible for recording, collecting payment, and providing walk-in registrants with a name tag, program, and gift bags. (if space is available)
T-shirt table: responsible for distributing pre-purchased t-shirt(s) to attendees
Set-up: responsible for a variety of projects including setting-up tables, chairs, signs, and other needs as they arise
Tear-down: responsible for a variety of projects including taking down tables, chairs, signs, and other duties as needed
Parking Attendant: will help direct cars in an organized fashion as well as direct attendees to the registration table entrance
Runner: will help fill in the gaps, run errands, or take over another volunteer role for someone who is unable to make it or didn’t show-up
Vendor/Exhibit Hall Volunteer: responsible for checking in, guiding, and assisting vendors/exhibitors with table set-up, wi-fi connecting, and other needs.
Parish Contact: acts as a liaison between the committee point of contact and their parish. This includes promoting the Eucharistic Congress by distributing flyers; publishing provided parish bulletin announcements; and other materials. Possibly hosting a booth/table with provided Eucharistic Congress promotional materials and your open Adoration Hours with priest permission before and after Mass. Contacting leaders in your parish who can help you get the word out and assist you in sparking parish participation. Ideally, the parish contact would serve as a Eucharistic Adoration Witness and help encourage, lead, and facilitate an increase in Parish Eucharistic Adoration.