Catholic News Herald

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CHARLOTTE — More than 300 volunteers are needed for the Diocese of Charlotte’s 2017 Eucharistic Congress Sept. 8-9 at the Charlotte Convention Center. Volunteer jobs are only for a few hours, and the rest of the time they are free to enjoy the Congress.

All volunteers receive free parking, a thank you luncheon on Friday, and volunteers for the youth tracks and ushers receive a shirt, not to mention the abundance of grace in giving of their time.

Specific volunteer needs are:

  • Children’s Track Volunteer: 11:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday
  • Procession Volunteer: 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday
  • Greeter: 6-9 p.m. Friday; 8-10 a.m., 10a.m.-noon, noon-2 p.m., or 2-4 p.m. Saturday
  • Book Sales: 6-9 p.m. Friday; 10a.m.-noon, noon-2 p.m., or 2-4 p.m. Saturday
  • Usher: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday; 9-11:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. or 4-6 p.m. Saturday

It takes one minute to sign up as a volunteer. Go to www.goeucharist.com, and click on “volunteer.” All volunteers are required to have a current background check on file with the diocese, and most positions also require “Protecting God’s Children” certification.