When you volunteer at Catholic Charities, you help us transform lives — and, you know what, you might even walk away transformed too!
Helping nearly 150,000 people each year make meaningful changes in their lives is a massive undertaking. It takes commitment from our community, and thousands of volunteers who offer time and talent to Catholic Charities.
Just how valuable are volunteers to our mission? Consider this:
- Nearly 5,800 people volunteered with Catholic Charities in 2013.
- They donated 41,332 hours of time.
- The State of Missouri values a volunteer hour at $19.00, adding up to $785,308!
But the value we receive when you volunteer exceeds any dollar amount. No matter what you have to offer, Catholic Charities welcomes you.
How Can I Help?
- Package or deliver meals for homebound adults at our nutrition sites. It takes about 625 volunteer hours a month to ensure about 180 people get a hot midday meal.
- Put your career experience to work. Administrative and clerical volunteers donate more than 500 hours each year and our mentors contribute about 300 hours to help guide people in their job searches each year.
- Or choose a one-time special event. We need personal shoppers to help with our Christmas Shining Star project, we rely on volunteers to make our Celebration of Hope Gala a success, and we need scores of volunteers during Outpace Poverty.