Volunteers are critical to the mission of St. Mark’s; with a staff of just six, we need many extra hands to do everything from teaching Sunday School, organizing our many Service and Social Justice activities.weeding the gardens and making sandwiches for Grate Patrol. Help with our website maintenance or social media. Consider joining a choir, or helping to create a seasonal art installation.

Here are some of the ways you can step in and step up:

Volunteer in Our Service and Social Justice Activities

Volunteer Opportunities and Events

St. Mark’s strongly believes in serving the community around us, from making sandwiches for the homeless to getting involved with one of our partner nonprofit organizations. Learn more on our Service and Social Justice page.

Volunteer in Parish Leadership and Programs

There are countless opportunities to provide service at St. Mark’s.  There are one-time tasks to leadership roles that require a commitment of one, two or three years – and everything in between.

Volunteer in our Worship Services

We welcome volunteers of all ages in all aspects of worship. Some words and phrases we Episcopalians use be be overwhelming, but volunteering as a service participant is a great way to engage in ministry and offers a new experience of worship. For more information on opportunities or to volunteer, email worship@stmarks.net

Our youth adult acolytes guide us in worship by carrying the cross during the procession, serving as torchbearers during the service, and assisting the clergy during the Eucharist (communion).

Acolyte Coordinators
Kim Bayliss and M.L. Wagner, 9:00 am
Michael Knipe, 11:15 am

The Altar Guild is a group of dedicated volunteers who prepare the Altar for the Sunday services as well as weddings, funerals, and baptisms. In addition to maintaining the liturgical pieces and linens, polishing the silver and brass liturgical pieces, there are gatherings to provide opportunities for fellowship. Many Altar Guild members view this service as a spiritual practice.

Altar Guild Coordinators
Doris Burton
Susan Ryerson

Members contribute bread and wine for our weekly. Members of the congregation may offer bread and wine in honor of a loved one or to celebrate a special event.

Bread and Wine Coordinators
Joe Tarantolo, 9:00 am
Michelle Strange, 11:15 am

Ushers greet each person who enters our doors and provides them with the weekly bulletin and assist with the offertory during worship.

Usher Coordinator

Josie Jordan, 9:00 am and 11:15 am

Lay servers assist the clergy with the Eucharist (communion) during the service by offering the cup of wine to each person who gathers around the central altar.

Lay Server Coordinators
Karen Getman, 9:00 am
Raiford Gafney, 11:15 am

From time to time, we offer the ministry of laying on of hands in the small chapel in our nave during the Eucharist (Communion). Lay volunteers are trained to offer prayers with and for those who request this ministry.

Laying on of Hands Coordinator
Barbara Nelson, 9:00 am and 11:15 am

Readers Guild volunteers participate in worship by reading the Holy Scriptures prior to the Gospel reading and lead our congregation in the prayers of the people.

Readers Guild Coordinator
Maureen Shea, 9:00 am
Andrew Stafford, 11:15 am

Vergers are lay leaders who assist in all aspects of worship, from the sound system to helping clergy manage special services.

Head Verger and Coordinator
Josie Jordan, 9:00 am and 11:15 am
Jennifer Cate, 5 pm

Volunteer in our Youth Activities Program

Our Youth and Family Ministries program depends on volunteer support. From helping with the Christmas pageant to chaperoning a middle school overnight to teaching Sunday School, there are countless ways to get involved with our Youth program. Contact Caleb Nelson Amaker, Director of Youth and Family Ministries, to find out more.

Forms and Procedures for Current Volunteers

If you need a form for reimbursement of expenses or to make a deposit, click here.