“What more can I do, dear Lady?” – Adele to Our Blessed Mother, 1859


“What more can I do, dear Lady?” – Adele to Our Blessed Mother, 1859

A Priceless Gift

In the 1859 Apparition, Our Blessed Mother said to Adele, “What are you doing here in idleness while your companions are working in the vineyard of my Son?”

Adele then asked, “What more can I do, dear Lady?”

Many pilgrims who have come to the shrine have asked this similar question in prayer and received a call to share their time and talents with the Shrine in the form of volunteering.

The mission given to and carried forth by Adele from our Lady all those years ago has continued through the service of others, especially through the dedication of our clergy, staff, and generous volunteers who truly understand “it is far more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).

Volunteering at the Shrine can range from a weekly or monthly commitment on a day and in a season that works for you to helping once per year at an event of your choice. Volunteer areas include the gift shop and café, flower gardens and groundskeeping, visitor guides, event car parking, and many more. We will work with you on a schedule that fits your other life commitments and encompasses your interests and unique talents.

Current Needs

If you are looking to give back, find peace and share your faith, there is no better place to serve Jesus and His Mother than here at her Shrine! We are in most need of the following volunteer positions:

  • Gift Shop/Cafe on Saturdays or Sundays
  • Ushers on Saturdays or Sundays

“I love to greet the pilgrims and make them feel welcome. The smiles that come across the faces of those who are visiting is so heartwarming. We are sharing the love of Our Lady with them.”

– Barb, Volunteer at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Champion

Available Opportunities

Gif Shop and Café

Gift Shop and Cafe volunteers assist pilgrims with finding gift shop or cafe items, tending the cash register, moving inventory, and being available for any questions.

Shrine Guide

Stationed at various locations around the Shrine grounds, Shrine Guides welcome pilgrims, offer directions to Shrine points of interest, answer questions on history, communicate upcoming events, and more.


Groundskeeping volunteers assist with seasonal outdoor needs such as mulching, planting, watering, weeding, cleaning, candle organizing, and more.


Liturgical volunteers help the Shrine keep the sacraments accessible by being an Altar server, reader, mass collection helper, music/choir member, Holy Hour adorer, and more.

Special Events

Special Events volunteers help with the Shrine’s large events. They assist with set up/take down, welcoming pilgrims, giving directions, serving food, helping with registration, parking cars, driving golf cart shuttles, and more.

Special Projects

Special Project Volunteers help with the everyday needs of the shrine’s office staff. Duties may include stuffing envelopes, sorting materials, entering data, packaging items, and cutting and laminating holy cards.

Volunteer as a Group

Looking to gather a group of coworkers, friends or family members to volunteer? The Shrine has groundskeeping and cleaning projects designed to be done in a day or less.

Volunteer at the Shrine

Become a Shrine Eucharistic Adorer

The Shrine is always looking for regular volunteer adorers for its hours of Eucharistic Adoration. Regular adorers are most needed on Saturdays and Sundays. Will you consider watching with Him for one hour?


Contact Our Volunteer Coordinator, Debbie Mercier
920-866-2571 ext 123