Volunteer

The success of Catholic Community Services’ mission to provide help and create hope is driven by the dedication of our volunteers, partners, and community members. The time, energy, and compassion that our volunteers pour into partnering with CCS impacts the lives of thousands of people every year. Whether you have a heart for those impacted by homelessness and food insecurity or supporting refugees as they settle into a new way of life, CCS provides volunteer opportunities in line with the issues you are most passionate about.

Food Pantry Volunteer

Food Pantry Volunteers will assist in stocking shelves, greeting clients, assisting clients as they pick out groceries, and other projects around the food pantry.

Refugee ESL Tutor

ESL Tutors will provide CCS' Refugee Resettlement clients with supplemental instruction from English as a Second Language classes to improve English language skills.

Refugee Family Mentor

Refugee Family Mentors reinforce the work of CCS staff by supporting clients in their cultural adjustment to the United States during their first two years of resettlement. CCS provides Family Mentors with tasks to work on with client families as they work towards self-sufficiency.

Refugee Health Promotion Volunteer

Health Promotion Volunteers will assist CCS staff in teaching clients how to navigate the United States Healthcare System.

Refugee Public Transit Orientation Volunteer

Volunteers will join clients as they practice using public transportation to get to places they visit frequently.

Refugee Youth Mentor

Youth Mentors will be matched with one of our recently arrived refugee youth. The Mentee’s are anywhere from late Elementary to High School age.  

Refugee Youth Services Volunteer

Youth Services Volunteers will assist CCS' Youth Services team with their efforts to teach newcomer youth and their families how to get to and from school, as well as accompanying them on their first day and helping them find the office. 

Refugee Youth Tutor

Youth Tutors will be matched with refugee youth from our Refugee Foster Care program or a refugee family in our Refugee Resettlement department.

Sharehouse Volunteer

As a Sharehouse volunteer, you will be assisting our Sharehouse Coordinator with picking up donations, sorting and organizing at the Sharehouse, or even helping to set up the homes of our refugee clients before they arrive. 

St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall Volunteer

St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall volunteers will assist in preparing and serving meals for clients. This includes chopping and peeling vegetables, preparing plates as clients enter the facility, and other kitchen-related duties.

Warehouse Volunteer

Warehouse Volunteers will assist in sorting donated food items, as well as assembling boxes and bags of food for clients.

Weigand Resource Center Clothing Room Volunteer

The Weigand Resource Center clothing room provides clients with clothing assistance. Volunteers will welcome clients, explain how the clothing room operates, assist clients with selections, and record client selections.

Weigand Resource Center Volunteer

Weigand Resource Center volunteers may assist in checking clients in, managing and cleaning storage areas, and maintaining cleanliness. Volunteers may also provide assistance in the laundry and computer rooms.

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