Volunteer Opportunities and Mobility Assistance

Religious Education Congress
March 21
, 2019 (Youth Day) &
March 22-24, 2019 (adult days)


Our Los Angeles Religious Education Congress could not function without the hundreds of volunteers who give of their time. If you have attended in the past and would like to find out more about becoming a volunteer for our next RECongress, please consider this your "personal invitation."

We have a need for volunteers for both Youth Day and our adult days. including Adult Days Workshop Volunteers (English, Spanish and Vietnamese), Eucharistic Ministers for the two Sunday Closing Liturgies in the Arena, and musicians for the RECongress Choir.

For questions or concerns regarding access or mobility to RECongress workshops, please see our mobility notes below.

For more specific questions or information about RECongress, you may contact us at congress@la-archdiocese.org, or find information about ...

Youth Day  •  English Volunteers  •  Voluntarios  •  Choir  •  Eucharistic Ministers (Arena only)  •  Mobility Team


Youth Day Volunteers

Youth Day volunteer opportunities are still available.

Youth Day Volunteer positions include:
  • Area Captains – who are responsible for a specific space such as the Convention Center Ballrooms, ACC North Hall (upper level), or the Arena.
  • Chairperson – is responsible for a specific workshop room or location
  • Assistants – assist the Chairperson and Youth Emcee in a specific room or space
  • People Moving & Security – assist with the traffic flow and crowd control on Youth Day
  • Hospitality and Information – these are responsible for welcoming and directing participants
  • Prayer Team – those committed to praying for the young people throughout the day

Any adult over the age of 21 who is not chaperoning a parish or school group is invited to volunteer during the event. All volunteers must be compliant with their diocese’s Safe Environment policies and procedures (fingerprinting/background checks, etc.) including compliance with required Safe Environment Awareness Sessions. Please contact your diocesan Youth Ministry Office to find out details about your required programs.

Requirements for Youth Day Volunteers:
  • Must be available all day for Youth Day.
  • All volunteers must arrive by 7:00 am on Youth Day and stay for the entire day.
  • All new and returning volunteers are asked to attend the Volunteer Meeting on February 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto High School, 2900 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006. (map)
  • Prospective Volunteers will be contacted either by phone or email by the Youth Day Volunteer Chairperson.
  • Once all Volunteer positions are filled, additional volunteer requests will be considered for Youth Day 2019.
  • Questions and forms can be sent to our Volunteer Coordinators Anitra & Robert Gil at youthday@la-archdiocese.org.
English Volunteers
for adult days
  • Volunteer positions include: Assistants (ticket takers/greeters), Chairperson (coordinator) and Master of Ceremonies "MC" (introduces the speaker and makes announcements). Volunteers must be willing to assist at all of the positions – no exceptions.
  • All volunteers will receive instructions on how to register via email.
  • Volunteers must be available to work FOUR workshop sessions – no exceptions.
  • All volunteers must arrive 20-30 minutes prior to the workshop and stay for the entire length of the workshop to which they are assigned.
  • All registered Volunteers should plan to attend the Volunteer Meeting on February 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto High School, 2900 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006. (map)
  • Not sure if you are a "registered" Volunteer? Contact Ana Gomez at RECvolunteer@la-archdiocese.org.
  • Volunteers must indicate for which workshops they are registering – English, Spanish or Vietnamese – and can ony volunteer for one language.
  • Congress Volunteers pay a $15 registration fee to receive a discounted registration to RECongress, provided they register by February 11, 2019.
  • If you are interested in volunteering, submit your name, mailing address, email address and cell phone number to Ana Gomez at RECvolunteer@la-archdiocese.org.
  • Prospective Volunteers will be contacted either by phone or email by the Volunteer Chairperson.
  • Once all Volunteer positions are filled, additional volunteer requests will be considered for RECongress 2020.
Area Captains
  • If you are interested in volunteering as an Area Captain during the adult days of RECongress, please email Area Captain Chairperson Steve Meza at smeza031@hotmail.com. The discounted registration fee is $10 for Area Captains.

Voluntarios (Spanish Volunteers)
por dias adultos
  • Las posiciones para voluntarios incluye: Anfitriones (recaudador de boletos), Presidente y Maestro de Ceremonias ("MC," presentador de conferencista).
  • Todos los voluntarios recibirán un correo electrónico con instrucciones para inscribirse.
  • Debe de estar disponible para trabajar en CUATRO talleres – sin excepciones.
  • Todos los voluntarios deben de llegar 20-30 minutos antes del inicio del taller y permanecer durante todo el desarrollo del taller asignado.
  • Todos los voluntarios registrados deben planear asistir a la Junta de Voluntarios en 19 de febrero 2019 a 7:00 pm a Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto High School, 2900 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006.
  • ¿No estoy seguro si usted es un voluntario registrado? Póngase en contacto con Ramona Meza a RECvoluntario@la-archdiocese.org
  • Los voluntarios deben de indicar a que talleres desean asistir: en inglés, o español o vietnamita.
  • Los voluntarios pagaran $15.00 por su inscripción para el Congreso, si es que se registran antes 11 de febrero, 2019.
  • Si está interesado en ser un voluntario para el congreso, comuníquese con los encargados de voluntarios, Ramona y Santiago Meza a RECvoluntario@la-archdiocese.org  proporcionando sus datos personales: nombre, dirección, correo electrónico y número de teléfono.
  • El Coordinador de los voluntarios se comunicará por teléfono o por correo electrónico con los que desean ser voluntarios.
  • Una vez completo el número requerido de voluntarios, las peticiones adicionales serán consideradas para el Congreso 2020.

Congress Choir
We extend an invitation to those who are interested in singing at the Closing Liturgies (Sunday at 8:00 am and at 3:30 pm). Volunteer musicians are required to attend two scheduled rehearsals offered in different regions of the Los Angeles Archdiocese prior to RECongress.

Here is your invitation to the RECongress Choir

  • If you would like to be a part of the RECongress Choir, contact RECmusic@la-archdiocese.org with your name, mailing address, email address and phone number.
  • There is a regional "first rehearsal" in various regions followed by a combined rehearsal.
  • Check the invite link above (when available) for further information.
Eucharistic Ministers (Arena only)
Are you a trained Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion? If so, sign up to be a floor Minister of the Cup for any one, two, three or all the Arena liturgies at the Religious Education Congress.

Floor Ministers of Holy Communion are Ministers of the Cup on the "floor" of the Arena. A separate training during the Religious Education Congress will be given at RECongress to any Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion in the upper levels – the Terrace and the Loge levels – of the Arena.

You must attend a mandatory training session to serve as a FLOOR Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. At this training, you will receive specific information about your responsibilities. You will only need to attend one of the meetings held at RECongress on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 at 11:45 am on the east side of the Arena (at the fraction table).

To serve as a FLOOR Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion or if you have any questions, please contact Maryann Nguyen at ma.nguyen5@gmail.com or Mike Fike at michaeltfike@gmail.com. They will respond with further information regarding your assignment.

Mobility Team

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your ability to attend or enjoy RECongress due to handicap access or mobility concerns, please feel free to contact Rob Williams at RECmobility@la-archdiocese.org. RECongress' Mobility Team will be available to help with wheelchair transport, special seating and any access issues within RECongress. At RECongress you can find the Mobility Team located just outside RECongress Headquarters (AR-1), in the Arena Lobby area.

NOTE: The Convention Center does not provide wheelchairs. Please contact Scootaround for wheelchair and scooter rentals in Anaheim, including mobility scooters, manual wheelchairs and  powerchairs. For more information, check www.scootaround.com  online or call (888) 441-7575.

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