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Catholic Charities Corporation Administrative Offices:

7911 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102

(216) 334-2900

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with us and impact lives every day. We have a variety of opportunities within programs for individuals and groups of all faiths and ages.

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities

We work with volunteers to find opportunities that match their skills, talents and interests. As a result, each year, thousands of individuals volunteer with us to help provide help and create hope for those served by our programs. With the help of our volunteers, Catholic Charities serves over 400,000 individuals each year.

If you are interested in volunteering, click here to complete our volunteer application. You may also contact our department via email or call us at (216) 396-7227.

Current Openings

Academic Tutoring
Opportunities for academic tutoring are available in Cuyahoga County.

Camp Christopher
Make summer last a lifetime for campers of all ages at Camp Christopher! Volunteer as a resident attendant and assist program director and coordinators in providing a positive camp experience.

Opportunities at Camp Christopher are available in Summit County during the summer months.

Disability Services & Ministries 
Teach an art class or assist an instructor at one of our community workshops for youth and adults with disabilities.

We also look for volunteers during the summer months who are interested in serving as program aides at one of our camps. Volunteers in this role support activities and provide companionship to children and adults with developmental disabilities. 

Opportunities to volunteer with Disability Services & Ministries are available in Cuyahoga, *Lake and *Summit counties. 

*Opportunities in Lake and Summit may only be available during summer months. 

Hot Meals & Pantry Support
Help prepare and serve meals to individuals in need at one of our many community-based sites. Volunteers who participate in our Community Hot Meals program may help with guest check-in, food preparation, cooking, distribution or kitchen clean up. Our pantry sites offer either choice pantry or prepared distribution. Volunteers at our choice pantries help guests select items based on family size and dietary restrictions. At other sites volunteers may assist with pantry re-stocking, preparing bags in advance of distribution days, or helping drivers with our home-delivered meal program complete door-to-door drop-offs.

Volunteer opportunities are available in Cuyahoga, *Lake, Lorain and Summit counties.

*Lake County does not offer hot meal volunteer opportunities.

Migration & Refugee Support Services
Welcome a newly-arrived refugee or family into the community in a variety of ways. Volunteers with our Migration & Refugee Services may choose to mentor a recently-arrived refugee and assist them as they resettle and adjust to our local community. We also have opportunities for individuals interested in teaching or tutoring English as a second language (ESL). Both classroom opportunities and one-on-one sessions are available.  

We are always in need of interpreters to assist with in-person or over-the-phone meetings as needed. Migration & Refugee Services has a particular need for individuals who can interpret Arabic, Swahili, French or Nepali.

Opportunities to provide refugee support services are currently available in Cuyahoga County.

Office Support & Client Greeter
Opportunities are available in all counties and vary by location.

We are currently in need of volunteers in Cuyahoga County to support our Emergency Assistance Services by helping with the intake process. Tasks include speaking with clients over the phone, requesting documentation, and inputting detailed client information into a Microsoft and Adobe Acrobat files. 

Interested volunteers should be detail-oriented, good communicators and able to multi-task. In addition to proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat, volunteers must have access to a computer and telephone, as this opportunity is currently remote. 

Skilled Volunteers
Are you a musician or an artist? Share your musical talents or love of visual art with young children by volunteering as an instructor at one of our Early Learning Centers. Our volunteers provide music activities through song, dance, play or instruments, while art instructors lead hands-on activities and crafts. 

Our Disability Services also look for artists to lead workshops for youth and adults with disabilities, as well as their families, at our Community Workshop events

Are you a student or professional in the healthcare field? Our Early Learning Centers are also in need of individuals able to perform health screenings (measuring height/weight, and conducting vision and hearing tests) to children ages 0-5 who are enrolled in our Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

Opportunities for skilled volunteers are available in Cuyahoga County.

Support and Serve the Homeless

Catholic Charities is looking for volunteers on Tuesday and Friday mornings to pick up fresh produce from the Grafton Correctional Institution and transport it to our Cosgrove Center near downtown Cleveland.

The inmates started a wonderful garden last year with an assortment of produce as a way to give back to the community and we would like your help to support this initiative.

The ideal person/group will have an SUV or Truck and can commit to either day or both days each week. 

Pickup between the hours of 7am-11am.

Please contact Deborah at if you are interested in this opportunity. 

Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Part of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

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