Parish Volunteering Opportunities

OLG School is a ministry of the OLG Parish and as a result, anything you do for the Parish, you do it for the school, for your community. You do it for OLG!

Are you a School Parent?

Your active participation in the life of the Parish and Parish activities counts towards your required volunteer hours too! 🙂

Event Specific Opportunities:

      • OLG Garden Work Party, Sunday, May 20, 9:00-11:30 AM.  Did you know that the garden beds next to the labyrinth raise fresh produce for the West Seattle Food Bank?  With the arrival of warmer weather (Yeah!), volunteers are needed to weed, disperse compost, and plant seeds and vegetable starts.  We also hope to spread mulch on the perennial garden next to St. Francis.  Tools are available but you are encouraged to bring your own gloves!

  • Loop the ‘Lupe Needs You!!
        • YES! You can still earn hours for the 22-23 school year before the 5/31/23 deadline!  Procure, put up posters, hand out postcards, prep obstacles...or any talent you have, let us know!  Sign up here!
          • 4 volunteers to assemble the mud pit on the Friday before the race (6/2)
          • 10 volunteers to move and build obstacles the morning of the race (6/3)
          • 6 volunteers to set up tables and chairs the morning of the race (6/3)
          • And many more options!  This event isn’t possible without the over 75 amazing volunteers needed.
          • Won’t you help us out?


      • Fr. Kevin’s 25th Anniversary of His Ordination on June 10- 11. Volunteers are needed to help with set up and serving. Please contact Kelley MacKenzie for more information or to sign up.   School families: Help plan in May and earn hours for the 22-23 school year!

Community Outreach Opportunities:

  • OLG Immigrant Ministry is Welcoming New Members.  Join OLG’s Immigrant Ministry as we seek ways to recognize and support our immigrant communities.   This year we will focus on direct service, advocacy, and building a new parish multicultural ministry.  If you are interested in learning more or working on these projects, contact Sarah Riggiofor more information. You can also learn more on our website at Our Lady of Guadalupe Immigrant Ministry page.
  • Parish Peace Garden: We need to finish getting our Parish Garden ready for growing vegetables for the WS Food Bank!!  You can do it on your own time and it counts for school volunteer hours! If interested, contact Laura Vanderpool,Helen Oesterle, or call us at (206) 935-0358
  • There are so many other outreach opportunities available! Take a look and learn more about all the different OLG Outreach ministries HERE! 

Mass/Liturgy Opportunities:

  • Camera Operators are needed for our daily and weekend Masses. Time commitment would be once a week and/or as a sub. Training provided…it is simpler than you think! Please contact Helen Oesterle for more information.
  • Bulletin Stuffer and more: Help prepare the weekly bulletin with parish staff while your child is in school.  Contact Velma Jones at the Parish Office (206) 935-0358 for more information!
  • Volunteer Opportunities at Mass: You can contact Helen Oesterle for more information.

Other Opportunities:

  • Confirmation or Baptism Team Members to work with Sarah Riggio, our new Coordinator for Confirmation and Baptism Preparation, to provide quality programming for our youth and families. Contact Sarah Riggio for more information.  Training will be provided!
  • Help with outdoor campus jobs: Contact Dave Fitton for more details!

Looking for something more permanent? Take a look at the most current OLG Parish Employment Opportunities!

DO NOT FORGET: All volunteers who work with children and/or money must complete the Safe Environment Program (managed by VIRTUS). For more details, check out our Safe Environment Program page or contact our local Safe Environment Coordinator, Sandy Plummer at (206) 935-0358.