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The Volunteer Services Program manages volunteer opportunities for the 12 Catholic Charities programs and ministries of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach. We continually seek generous and dedicated volunteers to work in our various programs. Below is a list of our programs and ministries with volunteer opportunities. Please click on the program’s name to learn more.
Catholic Charities is grateful to the hundreds of volunteers who give of themselves in the service of God’s people in need. A volunteer reaches out the hand of God to comfort His people.
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Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Ministry
Rachel’s Vineyard Ministry
Respect Life Ministry
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Women coping with an unplanned pregnancy can access compassionate counseling regarding adoption and alternatives to pregnancy terminations. Our volunteer needs include lay counselors, clerical help, and those who can help collect, organize, and disperse our material assistance to expectant mothers including: maternity clothes, baby apparel, layettes, etc.
The Catholic Charities Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) carries out the commitment of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to assist the poor and vulnerable people overseas, to promote the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person.
Our Counseling Program often seeks interns who are in school and working toward their two year supervision post graduate degree.
Catholic Charities Disaster Relief Team serves the community in times of disaster or civil emergency. We are in need of volunteers who will commit to receive disaster training provided by Catholic Charities through the Federal Emergency Management Agency known as FEMA, and the Red Cross. Trained volunteers are needed to serve on a Catholic Charities disaster team that responds to emergencies following a disaster.
Volunteers are needed to visit, read to, and pray with the lonely, elderly, and/or infirm at Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, or Group Homes.
A multi-lingual, multi-cultural staff in three locations provides legal services to foreign-born individuals. We need clerical help and volunteers who speak English/Spanish or English/Creole in particular.
The Catholic Charities Wellness Nurses serve as health advocates, health educators, and health counselors to the uninsured, homebound and sick. We are in need of volunteers to help with clerical work and health fairs.
Our program provides resource and referral information to callers. We are in need of volunteers to conduct food, clothing and household items drives to be dispersed to the needy. We are also in search of volunteers to drive supplies from our offices to local parishes.
Parish Social Ministries involves Catholic Relief Services (CRS) which carries out the commitment of the U.S. Bishops to assist impoverished and disadvantaged people overseas, to promote the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person. We are looking for volunteers to be the Global Solidarity leaders for their parishes, and for others to provide local outreach by heading up each parish and collecting funds through CRS Rice Bowl.
You can volunteer to raise awareness about CRS and organize action in your parish on behalf of the poor and marginalized around the world. To help your efforts, we’ve created a list of suggestions of what you – or a group of you - can do to in 5 to 10 hours per month. Your work, your voice, and your prayers at the local level makes a difference for the people we serve around the world! View list
Using Catholic volunteers, this ministry brings the word of God and the Sacraments of the Catholic Church to inmates incarcerated throughout the diocese. We are in need of Catholic volunteers to visit detention centers, conduct communion services and prayer groups, and provide individual spiritual direction for inmates.
This ministry needs volunteers to help in retreats that are a spiritual and emotional healing process and offer hope and healing to both men and women suffering from post-abortion trauma.
The program serves newly arrived refugees, asylees, Cuban/Haitian Entrants, and victims of Human Trafficking. We need bi-lingual volunteers (English/Spanish or English/Creole) to answer phones and help with translation.
St. Francis Center
Our center in Riviera Beach houses many of our programs and ministries in one location. Clerical help is needed at the center to deliver mail, answer telephones, sort in-kind donations, and assist in the reception area.
Please click here to view/print our Volunteer Brochure
If you would like to request brochures on our Volunteer Services or any Catholic Charities program or ministry for display or distribution at your parish, school, or a ministry meeting, please contact the Volunteer Services Office of Catholic Charities.