One hour, one week, one year, one decade – Catholic Charities has volunteers who have made many different commitments to helping others.
Generally, our volunteers are age 18 and older. Common volunteer opportunities include doing clerical work, working in one of our kitchens, or sorting and folding clothes. However, if you have special skills and talents that you would like to use, please tell us!
We ask all of our individual volunteers to fill out a volunteer registration form
. You may mail or email that form to the address at right.
Once we receive your application, we’ll give you a call to chat about how your unique skills and abilities can be best used.
If you are specifically looking for volunteer opportunities with Catholic Charities Food Shelf
, Catholic Charities Foster Grandparent Program
or Meals on Wheels,
please visit those pages for more information.
Catholic Charities has many opportunities for groups to volunteer for our programs. However, most opportunities take a bit of coordination; please call 320.229.4590
to discuss your group’s skills and abilities. We’ll try to match them with Catholic Charities needs.
Past group activities have included:
Landscaping and yard work
Large-scale cleaning projects
Creating or assisting with decorations for an event
Coordinating a donation drive
Assisting in processing donations after a drive.
Many more opportunities exist. Please call volunteer coordinator to discuss how you can help make a different tomorrow in Central Minnesota.
Complete a Group Volunteer Registration form
Many students have shared their time and talent with Catholic Charities. Their activities often fall into three different categories: required volunteering, group volunteering and internships.
For those who are required to volunteer for short periods of time, know that opportunities are at times limited – especially opportunities for client interaction. All opportunities are filled on a first-come first-serve basis. Please contact us ASAP for the best chance of fulfilling your requirement.
Catholic Charities has many opportunities for groups to volunteer for our programs. However, most opportunities take a bit of coordination, please call Kris at 320.229.4590
to discuss your group’s skills and abilities and we’ll try to match them with Catholic Charities needs.
Internships are a fantastic way to both volunteer and learn. Visit our Internships page
to learn more.
: Catholic Charities offers senior dining and meals on wheels services at over 40 locations across the Diocese of St. Cloud.
Volunteers are needed to:
Deliver Meals on Wheels
Prepare food in kitchens
Set-up dining sites for meals
Clean-up after meals
Do some clerical tasks.
Not all opportunities are available at all locations. Contact the Catholic Charities Senior Dining Site Coordinator at the location nearest
you to learn about opportunities and to sign up to volunteer.
Catholic Charities Emergency Services Food Shelf relies on the assistance of over 2,000 volunteers each year to provide its group of services. To volunteer at Emergency Services, fill out a volunteer registration form
and email it to Michelle
. Michelle will meet with you one on one to discuss confidentiality and other Emergency Services policies before scheduling you to volunteer.
Catholic Charities Central Minnesota Foster Grandparent Program brings children and seniors together at schools and non-profit organizations throughout the Diocese of St. Cloud. Foster Grandparents serve from 15-40 hours per week and are not technically volunteers because they do receive a small stipend for their work. Learn more about this program by visiting the Foster Grandparent webpage.