Volunteer with Catholic Charities

TeamAs a non-profit, social service organization, Catholic Charities is always looking for enthusiastic, service-oriented, and dedicated individuals to join our team as volunteers. Several of our programs and offices depend on volunteers to contribute to our success.

 

 

 

Select the area nearest to you for a list of local volunteer opportunities:

Ames Area

Jail & Prison Ministry:

Jail and Prison Visitation
Visiting with inmates to offer a ministry of presence and companionship, possible opportunities for Bible study, faith sharing, and worship, depending on the facility. See full position description.

Cedar Rapids Area

Immigration Legal Services:

Support Team Member
Assisting Immigration Coordinators in workshop settings in various locations throughout the Archdiocese. Tasks may include helping clients with completing immigration forms, photocopying documents, translating documents, assembling application packages for mailing, and providing hospitality services.

Jail & Prison Ministry:

Mentor
A one-on-one, supportive relationship between a mentee working to develop and succeed, and an individual sharing knowledge and experience to help the mentee define and achieve his/her goals. Mentoring relationships are based on trust and respect.  See full position description.

Circle of Support and Accountability Member or Circle Leader
An ancient dialogue practice that creates a safe space to discuss difficult topics. The Circle builds trust, relies on honesty and respect, and encourages speaking from the heart.  Together, the group celebrates successes and achievement of goals. See full position descriptions for Circle Members and Circle Leaders.

Jail and Prison Visitation
Visiting with inmates to offer a ministry of presence and companionship, possible opportunities for Bible study, faith sharing, and worship, depending on the facility. See full position description.

 

 

 

Dubuque Area

Immigration Legal Services:

Support Team Member
Assisting Immigration Coordinators in workshop settings in various locations throughout the Archdiocese.  Tasks may include helping clients with completing immigration forms, photocopying documents, translating documents, assembling application packages for mailing, and providing hospitality services.

Jail & Prison Ministry:

Mentor
A one-on-one, supportive relationship between a mentee working to develop and succeed, and an individual sharing knowledge and experience to help the mentee define and achieve his/her goals. Mentoring relationships are based on trust and respect.  See full position description.

Circle of Support and Accountability Member or Circle Leader
An ancient dialogue practice that creates a safe space to discuss difficult topics. The Circle builds trust, relies on honesty and respect, and encourages speaking from the heart.  Together, the group celebrates successes and achievement of goals. See full position descriptions for Circle Members and Circle Leaders.

Jail and Prison Visitation
Visiting with inmates to offer a ministry of presence and companionship, possible opportunities for Bible study, faith sharing, and worship, depending on the facility. See full position description.

Affordable Housing:

Visiting Companions
Help provide companionship for a senior citizen or disabled adult in our Ecumenical Tower Affordable Housing property.  Individuals, or small groups may visit residents and visits may last anywhere from 15 minutes to one hour. We have identified residents who may enjoy and benefit from a regular visitor and we will work with you to identify your interests in order to best ensure a good match for your weekly visit.

Afternoon Movie Host
Every forth Thursday of the month Ecumenical Tower hosts a “Movie Night” in the afternoon for our senior citizen and disabled adult residents. Volunteer “Hosts” (or “Co-hosts”) are needed to help run this fun event!

Duties include:
-Selecting and obtaining a movie that residents will enjoy
-Turning the dining hall into a “movie theater”, and preparing popcorn/treats for everyone to enjoy while watching the movie
-Visiting and cleaning up after the movie to engage with residents

If you are interested but Thursday afternoons do not work for you, please contact us. We are always interested in adding more events to the calendar for our residents to enjoy and engage with other community members.

Internship Opportunity: 

         Internship Opportunity
         We welcome college students to apply for internship opportunities each semester.  Help with welcoming                           visitors and clients, answering phones, data entry and special projects as needed 

Marshalltown Area

Jail & Prison Ministry:

Mentor
A one-on-one, supportive relationship between a mentee working to develop and succeed, and an individual sharing knowledge and experience to help the mentee define and achieve his/her goals. Mentoring relationships are based on trust and respect.  See full position description.

Circle of Support and Accountability Member or Circle Leader
An ancient dialogue practice that creates a safe space to discuss difficult topics. The Circle builds trust, relies on honesty and respect, and encourages speaking from the heart.  Together, the group celebrates successes and achievement of goals. See full position descriptions for Circle Members and Circle Leaders.

Jail and Prison Visitation
Visiting with inmates to offer a ministry of presence and companionship, possible opportunities for Bible study, faith sharing, and worship, depending on the facility. See full position description.

Waterloo Area

Immigration Legal Services:

Support Team Member
Assisting Immigration Coordinators in workshop settings in various locations throughout the Archdiocese.  Tasks may include helping clients with completing immigration forms, photocopying documents, translating documents, assembling application packages for mailing, and providing hospitality services.

Jail & Prison Ministry:

Mentor
A one-on-one, supportive relationship between a mentee working to develop and succeed, and an individual sharing knowledge and experience to help the mentee define and achieve his/her goals. Mentoring relationships are based on trust and respect.  See full position description.

Circle of Support and Accountability Member or Circle Leader
An ancient dialogue practice that creates a safe space to discuss difficult topics. The Circle builds trust, relies on honesty and respect, and encourages speaking from the heart.  Together, the group celebrates successes and achievement of goals. See full position descriptions for Circle Members and Circle Leaders.

Jail and Prison Visitation
Visiting with inmates to offer a ministry of presence and companionship, possible opportunities for Bible study, faith sharing, and worship, depending on the facility. See full position description.

Administrative:

Reception
Help with welcoming visitors and clients, answering phones, data entry and special projects as needed 

         Internship Opportunity
         We welcome college students to apply for internship opportunities each semester.  Help with welcoming                           visitors and clients, answering phones, data entry and special projects as needed 

Non-Area Specific

Other Regional Opportunities:

If you would like to help, or have questions regarding other opportunities not particular to the areas listed above, please call (319) 272-2080.

 

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For more information:

 

  • To learn more about volunteering with Catholic Charities and the opportunities available in your area please call Teresa King at (319) 272-2080 or email Teresa.King@dbqarch.org
  • Download a copy of our volunteer handbook
  • If you want to help, but don’t have hours to give, consider donating an item from our Program Wish List!