Thank you for your interest in volunteering for your community! Our needs are constantly evolving, so please check back often if you don’t find an opening you’re looking for today. If you have more questions, please reach out to David Trenor, Volunteer Coordinator, at dtrenor@cssalaska.org 907-222-7330

Looking to volunteer as a group? We also have group volunteer opportunities available. If you and your company, parish, or other organization would like to give back through service, please reach out to Molly Cornish, Community Engagement Director, at mcornish@cssalaska.org or 907-310-7190.

Getting Started as a Volunteer 

The first step in volunteering with Catholic Social Services programs is to find a current opening listed below. From there, we ask you to download and review the following resources:

  • Volunteer Handbook. We ask that you review the Volunteer Handbook. This will help you gain a better understanding of CSS and your volunteer work.
  • Media Release Form. We ask that all new volunteers complete this media release form when beginning their services with CSS. You can bring it with you on your first day or complete when you arrive.
  • Covid Volunteer Policy. Right now, all volunteers must agree to and sign the Covid Volunteer Policy. You may print out and sign and bring with you on your first day of service or complete when you arrive.

When you’re ready, please complete our online volunteer application. You can also fill out the application if you’d like to volunteer in the future when a full or suspended position becomes available again.

Submit Volunteer Application

Current Openings


Supportive Family Services

Bundle of Joy Assistant

Bundle of Joy is a program that provides an emergency supply of diapers, wipes, and formula. Through the program families are also able to receive clothing, baby toys and other baby items that could be helpful to their family. View Full Position Description.

Available Shifts:

  • Thursdays to bundle the diapers and wipes and do the set up at the front of building from 2:00-4:00 pm
  • Fridays for distribution from 11:45 am-1:30 pm and from 1:30pm -3:30pm.

Parent Café Meals Team Member

Catholic Social Services is seeking assistance in providing dinner once a week for eight weeks for 8 – 10 families. Volunteers will prepare the meals to be delivered the day of the Parent Café class. View Full Position Description.

In-Kind

Move-In Meal Volunteer

This position will provide meals to newly housed clients! Volunteers will purchase or cook frozen meals for families. Drop off meals at the main center where case managers will pick up to deliver to clients. View Full Position Description.

Brother Francis Shelter

Meal Team Providers

Brother Francis Shelter meal providers prepare sack breakfast and lunches for shelter guests on Friday at 1 pm. Saint Francis House provides space and ingredients for preparing meals for 75 guests. Volunteers are encouraged to help provide food for this program. Volunteers drop off meals at Brother Francis Shelter after meal preparation is done. For more information, contact Katie Gordon at kgordon@cssalaska.org. View Full Position Description.

Available Shifts: Fridays

Horticulture with the Medical Respite Department

The volunteer will be assisting with our year-round gardening project both indoors and out and will also engage with guest on gardening projects. View Full Position Description.

Available Shifts: Times vary

Clare House

Meal Team Providers

Prepare and deliver meals to the women and children residents of Clare House. Meal Team Providers commit to one day per month or every other month. To get current availability and more information on becoming a meal provider please contact Marlana Tuccillo at mar.mar@mac.com.

Available Shifts:

  • 2nd Thursdays, every ODD month (March, May, July, etc.)
  • 3rd Monday of every month

Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services

Family Mentor – Wasilla

The Family Mentorship program offers our clients the opportunity to connect with an American mentor to help the client during their first six months of resettlement in Wasilla. View Full Position Description.

Family Mentor – Anchorage

The Family Mentorship program offers our clients the opportunity to connect with an American mentor to help the client during their first six months of resettlement in Anchorage. View Full Position Description.

Full or Suspended Positions


The following positions are currently full or suspended but will be available in the future.

Listening Post 

Sit one-on-one Zoom call with a guest and listen to him or her share their story. Learn more and apply online with The Listening Post.

Shifts: Wednesday 1:00 – 3:00 pm, 6:00-7:00pm

Brother Francis Shelter

Clare House

Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services

If you are interested in helping with refugee agriculture, please contact Keenan Plate, Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program Coordinator, at kplate@cssalaska.org.

Virtual English Support Volunteer

This position supports individuals and families with English Language Learning through conversations and one on one classes on Zoom. View Full Position Description.

St. Francis House