Volunteer at Catholic Social Services!

Thank you for your interest in supporting Catholic Social Services’ programs and clients! There are many ways that you can get involved and help us meet the growing need in our community. From helping a refugee family move into their new home to preparing meals for guests residing in our emergency shelter — there are a variety of ways to join us and volunteer in Anchorage. For more information, please see our current volunteer opportunities below.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions:

We answered some of your most frequently asked questions below, but feel free to contact Kelly Mullin at 907-717-3093 if you have a question that’s not included.

Do I need a background check to volunteer?

A background check is NOT required for every volunteer position. It is required if you are volunteering directly with clients or if you may come in contact with private or sensitive information.

Once we determine the best fit for you as a volunteer, our staff will contact you to fill out a background check release form. Please note that we do not collect social security numbers on our online volunteer application.

Can I bring a group to volunteer?

Catholic Social Services would love to host your group of volunteers for a day, morning, or afternoon of service! Group volunteer opportunities include cleaning, organizing, and other projects as they come up.

If you would like to volunteer with a group, please visit our Group Volunteer page to learn more.

Can children volunteer?

There are opportunities for youth under the age of 18 to volunteer with parent or guardian supervision in certain programs. Please complete a Volunteer Application and our staff will contact you with a Parental Consent Form to be completed.

Can I receive court ordered community work service hours?

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


Volunteering in Anchorage with Catholic Social Services can be a rewarding and hope-filled experience. Join us in our mission and learn how we help our Alaskan neighbors through a variety of supportive service programs.