Would You Like To Help?
Here are some of our volunteer opportunities:
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 staff to help the agency reach fundraising goals and connect with others in the community!
Volunteers are needed to keep our agency sites clean by vacuuming, cleaning, sorting! Supplies provided and flexible days and times!
Volunteers engage in a one-on-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-on-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.
Volunteers are needed to help with small "handyman" projects at CCDOK sites and apartments with staff supervision.
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!
Bread of Life Food Program Volunteer
Volunteers are needed to unload, organize/sort and repackage food for distribution as part of the food distribution program! Volunteers are required to be 19 years of age and perform some heavy lifting (in excess of 20 lbs).
Bread of Life Food Driver Volunteer
Driving volunteers are needed to deliver food to families/individuals in need in Kalamazoo county. A transportation team member provides communication support during deliveries. Must be 19 years of age, provide driver's license, proof of auto insurance and background clearances completed for volunteer role.
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 email@example.com or call 269-381-1234 ext 114.