The Shrine has always “run” on the grace and hard work of our volunteers. Even the smallest contributions are welcome. We have an ongoing need for help with everything from basic cleaning and maintenance in the church to running the bookstore to assisting with special events. From time to time, the Shrine has openings for specific volunteer jobs that will be posted to this page. Please click on the email link to connect with our coordinator or to get more information about an applying for volunteer work. Email the Shrine Coordinator
Listings below are current as of Winter 2022
The Shrine of the Little Flower is seeking an archivist with experience in book preservation, creating filing systems and aiding religious organizations. The Shrine has a particular need of someone to curate and perhaps even publish from a collection of the miraculous events associated with our parishes’ devotion to St. Thérèse. Ideal candidate would have an interest in St. Thérèse of Lisieux and her contributions to theology. Master’s candidates in Library Science, Religious Studies, Preservation or related fields are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Shrine has an immediate need for the assistance of a Landscape Architect to review plans related to the creation of a brick walkway around the shrine grounds and the construction of a new garden space. The current walkway is made of asphalt which needs to be removed and a new brick walkway constructed. The assistance of an architect is sought to aid the Pastor and Shrine Coordinator in planning of the walkway, reviewing considerations related to the current land configuration, creating scope of work and work plans, and overseeing the contracting process. Input of a landscape architect in the construction of a garden dedicated to St. Thérèse, is needed ahead of Spring 2022.
Positions below are anticipated pending considerations including the receipt of project-based grant funding or other funding awards.
Architectural assistance is sought in planning a permanent structure for an outdoor chapel which currently uses a tent. Considerations include a redesign of the current chapel space, rebuilding seating better suited to devotional needs, creating decorative elements in keeping with the 100 year history of the shrine and complimentary of the existing chapel exterior. Students encouraged to apply.
The Shrine seeks the assistance of a bookstore manager with experience in inventory, ordering, and general management of retail spaces. Scheduling of volunteers and promotion of special events together with the Shrine Coordinator and current volunteers as well as overseeing the purchasing and procurement of new products for the bookstore plus other management tasks as needed. Areas of interest should include writings of and about St. Thérèse and the creation of sustainable and ethical retail spaces.
The Shrine of the Little Flower seeks to create a space for the promotion of Catholic cultural heritage, including musical heritage. As such, we are seeking volunteer musicians to hold small, public outdoor concert events. Ideal for student musicians; we hope to create a program of chamber music, historical mass settings, and popular French country music from the time of St. Thérèse (1870’s), beginning in summer of 2022. Honoraria from ticket sales may be available, but volunteer participation is preferred.