“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” - Aesop
Volunteers are the backbone of Catholic Community Services of Utah (CCS). Their time, energy, and compassion are what make our programs so successful. CCS volunteers are thoroughly trained and undergo background checks to ensure the safety and overall quality of our programs.
Our biggest volunteer needs right now are for refugee mentors in Salt Lake City and refugee foster care tutors in Utah County. We also need administration, warehouse and reception assistance in Ogden. We look forward to working with you if any of these areas interest you. Otherwise, read below to see what other opportunities we have to offer.
RR Orientation– All new volunteers are asked to attend this very important educational class to learn more about refugees, the process of their journey and the services received through CCS. Orientations are presented the second Thursday of every month at 5:45 pm at the Refugee Office on 745 E. 300 S.,SLC. In addition to the monthly schedule, we can hold individual orientation for at least 3 potential volunteers.
Help a refugee family learn about life in Utah. There are several ways to help: Work with CCS Job Developers to teach refugees how to write a great resume and assist them in locating jobs. Mentor a refugee family. At minimum, spend 2-3 hours a week for 4-6 months helping a family acquaint to life in Utah. Tasks include everything from explaining American grocery stores to attending Parent-Teacher conferences. Teach English to refugees. Tutor school-age refugee children. Assist with the set-up of refugee family homes prior to arrival. Assist case managers with office help assisting with refugee transition and clerical assistance.
Help organize and sort home furnishings in the Sharehouse.