Frequently Asked Questions About Volunteering

Do you have to be Catholic to Volunteer? 

No, we enjoy and encourage anyone who is interested to volunteer.

 

Can I just drop in any time to volunteer?

We can always use help in our food pantry, clothing center and warehouse. While we prefer to know when you plan to volunteer, we welcome anyone to come by during business hours to volunteer in our most-needed programs. Please ask a staff member to help you check in so we can keep track of your volunteer hours. We prefer you register as a volunteer after three visits. 

     Volunteer "Anytime Hours"

  • Monday through Friday - 9 am to 4 pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday evenings - 4 pm to 7 pm (sometimes we finish early)
  • First and third Saturdays of each month - 9 am to noon

If you stop by to volunteer and you need student service hours recorded, be sure to find a staff member to help you check in. This is the only way we can verify service hours. 

 

Can I bring my family?

Yes! We are a family here at Catholic Charities and encourage families to volunteer. If you have very young children (under the age of 5), we ask that they stay with their parents and help out in our clothing center.

 

Can I volunteer by myself?

Yes! We have many volunteers who come to Catholic Charities by themselves. It’s a great way to meet other people in the community.

 

Can I volunteer for Student Service Hours?

Yes! We provide volunteer opportunities for students. We do ask if you are 15 or younger that you have a parent/chaperone with you.