Volunteering at Catholic Charities
“We all have the duty to do good.”
– Pope Francis
Thank you for your interest in exploring opportunities to volunteer with Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio. Catholic Charities offers opportunities for families, teens, individuals, seniors and groups to volunteer to make an immediate impact on the lives of those in need. By working with Catholic Charities, families grow closer, teens earn service hours, and individuals and seniors use their gifts to live out the Gospels in serving the poor, protecting the vulnerable and welcoming the stranger.
To be a volunteer for Catholic Charities is to bear witness for Christ to those in need in our community regardless of their faith.
A basic moral test is how our most vulnerable members are faring. In a society marred by deepening divisions between rich and poor, we recall the story of the Last Judgment (Mt 25:31-46) which instructs us to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first.
Our Programs and Volunteer Opportunities
How to Apply to Become a Catholic Charities Volunteer
Please note: All volunteers 18 years and older working in our offices or in any of our programs (with the exception of Health Fairs and Food pantries) are required to be Virtus Trained and Background screened. (Agency will incur the costs for these services).
Step 1: Complete a volunteer application by clicking on link.
Step 2: The Volunteer Resources Coordinator will email you with open opportunities along with the contact information for the appropriate program directors.
Step 3: Contact the director of the opportunity you choose to discuss specifics around desired volunteer opening.
Step 4: If a match is determined by both parties, reach out to the Volunteer Resources Coordinator listed below, who will walk you through the process to obtain requirements which include registering for the class “Protecting God’s Children®” for Adults training (VIRTUS) and obtaining a background check. Please Note: A fingerprint background check may also be required for some opportunities.
Once all steps are completed, you will be able to begin Volunteering for Catholic Charities.
Thank you for your commitment to Serve, Enlighten and Empower those in need in our community!
We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities— short-term, long-term, special projects, and everything in between.
If you have any further questions, or need more clarification, please do not hesitate to contact Volunteer Services at (513) 241-7745.