Service Opportunities


Our volunteers DO need to be background checked and VIRTUS trained. You can find more info about that HERE, or by reaching out to Environmental Safety Coordinator, Jamie Pohl at

The St. John’s event calendar and Weekly Bulletin are great places to watch for possible opportunities for involvement.

Visit the EVENTS PAGE for specific events to volunteer. The calendar lists events by date. Click the event to learn more, view links, and find links to sign up and volunteer.

Ongoing Ministry volunteer opportunities to serve are:

Outward Ministry: Visit people outside of the church walls and share in prayer or even a rosary. Contact Kris Marko at
Homebound Ministry: Bring communion and/or visit with those who are homebound. Contact Beth Prendi at
Prayer Ministry: Receive community prayer requests and take them to the Lord in your time of prayer. Contact Liz Lockhart

You are invited to serve those of our community in need through a variety of opportunities:

1. TreeHouse Support Outreach
2. Loaves and Fishes.
3. Mary’s Place Homeless Shelter is in need of VOLUNTEERS to help children with their homework/reading!
They are seeking compassionate volunteers willing to work with these children one-on-one to encourage their education, and make a lasting impact. Anyone 16 or older can volunteer. Contact Kathy Klement at or 612-596-3418.
4. CAP Agency in Shakopee (food shelf, thrift store, etc).
5. Archdiocesan Missions.
6. BrainPower in a BackPack
BrainPower kicks off its Thursday packs on September 23.  If you are interested in helping out with a pick up and delivery to one of District 191's middle or elementary schools or with a distribution, please click the link below.  We will be in touch as we get ready the 2021-2022 school year. BrainPower Pick Up Volunteer Sign Up
7. 191 Community Pantry / Fresh Produce
Help needed for our drive by, pick ups at Diamondhead Education Center -- Lower Level for the 191 Community Pantry (1st/3rd Tuesdays) and 191 Fresh Produce Distribution (2nd/4th Tuesdays): 191 Community Pantry Volunteer Sign Up
8. Arc Minnesota
Arc Minnesota, thrift and donation village, are happy to announce they are opening the Arc's Value Village Thrift Stores and seeking volunteers. If you wish to volunteer, sign up HERE
*Arc’s Value Village welcomes youth volunteers ages 8 years and older.  Youth aged 8 to 15 must be accompanied by a parent or adult at a ratio of 6 youths to 1 adult.  This is for the safety of all. 
 Arc’s Value Village also has a fun and unique volunteer opportunity this fall.  Details are below:
Opportunity # 1:  Merry Thriftmas Volunteer Opportunities at Arc’s Value Village November 1st – December 4th! Tis the Season to Get Thrifting!
Volunteers are needed at all 3 Arc’s Value Village locations to help set up and replenish fabulous merchandise in our Merry Thriftmas Shoppe!  Volunteers will stock and organize all things Thiftmas including clothing, collectables, décor, ornaments, and a whole lot more!  Volunteer shifts are available at our Bloomington store (10546 France Ave S), our Richfield store (6528 Penn Ave S) and our New Hope store (2751 Winnetka Ave).  Shift dates are Nov 1st – 6th as set up dates with restocking opportunities thru mid-December. Shift times are 10am – 12pm, 1pm – 4pm and 4pm – 6pm.  Let me know what is of interest to and I’ll sign you up.