Become a Volunteer

Catholic Charities needs volunteers to fulfill our mission which is to provide people with compassionate social services in the manner of Jesus Christ, to advocate for justice and to cultivate caring communities in the Diocese of Kalamazoo.

Below is a list of volunteer opportunities. We also accept donations (in-kind or financial) which are always needed and greatly appreciated. You can donate items such as diapers, baby clothing, maternity clothing, new baby cribs and other furniture, etc. Any items that would help our moms and babies.

Would you like to help?

Caring Network & Ark Shelter Support Volunteer
Volunteers maintain donation rooms at each location, sorting, cleaning and organizing the donated clothing and household items (flexible scheduling).

Caring Closet Support Volunteer
Volunteers assist Caring Network participants in choosing the material items they need from the Caring Network Closet. Volunteers schedule a day/time (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm); training is provided.

Community Engagement Volunteer
Volunteers focus on special projects either independently or in close partnership with Development staff to help the agency reach fundraising and friend-raising goals. Help us connect with others in the community to fundraise or friend-raise! Annual events include: Teddy Bear Picnic, Ark in the Dark 5k fun run, Growlers Game fundraiser, Charities Dine, Holiday Donations and Fundraising Breakfast!

Cleaning Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to keep our agency sites clean by vacuuming, cleaning, sorting! Supplies provided and flexible days and times!

Mother-Friend Volunteers
Volunteers engage in a one-one-one relationship with a Caring Network participant who desires such support. These volunteers provide supportive listening, participate in mutually agreed upon activities, transportation to and from classes or appointments. Your role is to be a supportive, non-judgmental friend. Training is provided.

Teen Mother Friend Volunteer/Mentor
Volunteers engage in a one-one-one relationship with a Caring Network participant (ages 14-17 years of age) who desires such support. These volunteers provide supportive listening, participate in mutually agreed upon activities, transportation to and from classes or appointments. Your role is to be a supportive, non-judgmental friend. Training is provided.

Prayer Place Volunteers
A prayer volunteer engages in quiet, personal prayer focusing on the written requests of clients, staff and other volunteers at Catholic Charities. Prayer volunteers pray and write words of support, hope and encouragement on the requests.

Quality Assurance Volunteers
Volunteers provide an internal audit of case management files. The group meets monthly and training is provided.

Special Projects Volunteer
Do you love music, painting, or have other creative interests? Volunteers are needed to lead youth, moms, children in hands-on projects at Caring Network and the Ark shelter. Time and days are flexible.

Handyman Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to help with small “handyman” projects at CCDOK sites and apartments with staff supervision.

Vehicle Maintenance Volunteer
Volunteers are needed to assist with monthly inspections/maintenance of agency vehicles.

Welcome Home Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to help move new and gently used donations into transitional housing for at risk youth! This is a great volunteer opportunity for an individual, small or large groups, interested in making a difference by volunteering a few hours of your time!

Organize a donation drive
CCDOK participants need every-day practical items such as clothing, hygiene and toiletry supplies, cooking utensils, detergent, towels, diapers, wipes, etc. Please consider sponsoring a drive at work, school or with friends!

Don't See What You're Looking For? Let Us Know!

We would love to work with you to find the best way to engage your time and talents!

Contact: Jeannine Boehm, Volunteer Coordinator, at jeannineboehm@ccdok.org
or call the office at 269-381-1234 ext 114