Volunteer at Catholic Social Services!

Volunteers are the foundation of Catholic Social Services. From personal shopping at St. Francis House Food Pantry, lending an ear to the Listening Post at Brother Francis Shelter, to providing meals for newly settled refugees or Clare House participants. Your dedication and generosity has the potential to create lasting positive effects in the lives of the individuals and families we serve.

There are currently limited volunteer opportunities within our programs but we quickly update our website when new opportunities arise.


If you are interested in volunteering at CSS, follow these three easy steps:


1. Find the Program that most interests you

2. Click to see our Current Volunteer Opportunities

3. Fill out a Volunteer Application!


Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I sign up to volunteer?

The easiest way to get started as a volunteer is to browse our different volunteer opportunities and see what best fits your schedule, skills and passion. Once you find something you would like to do, simply fill out the volunteer application and you will be contacted within a few days with further details.

What are the current volunteer needs?

Our volunteer needs change every once in a while and we are constantly updating our website with new opportunities based on our program needs. We currently have several volunteer opportunities at four of our eight programs. Check out our current opportunities HERE.

When do I need a background check, and how do I have that done?

A background check is NOT required for every volunteer position. It is required if you volunteer at Clare House, Brother Francis Clinics, RAIS English Tutor/Family Mentor or in an Administrative role as you may come in contact with private or sensitive information. Once we determine the best fit for you as a volunteer, the Community Engagement Manager will contact you to get your social security number if the position requires a background check. Please note that we do not collect social security numbers on our online volunteer application.

Can I volunteer with Catholic Social Services and receive court ordered community work service hours?

Catholic Social Services no longer accepts volunteers seeking Community Work Service (CWS) hours.