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. We also have group volunteer opportunities available.

If you or your company, parish, or other organization would like to give back through service, please reach out to Kelly Mullin, Community Engagement Manager, at or 907-222-7340.

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

Brother Francis Shelter

Meal Team Monthly Slots

This is a great group volunteer effort; 75 sack breakfast and lunches must be prepared and dropped off at the Brother Francis Shelter. We are looking for teams to fill up monthly slots.

Homeless Family Services

Meal Team

When a family is ready to move into a new home, volunteers provide ready-made meals to help them settle into their new place and let them focus on establishing a safe and supportive environment.

Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services

Youth Mentor

Interested in supporting refugee youth? This volunteer will be a mentor to refugees ages 15-24 who are looking to develop their academic skills and advance their career goals. This position requires weekly contact with the mentees.

Family Mentor

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. The goal of the Family Mentor program is to establish a supportive and trustworthy relationship between the mentor and the refugee to attain self-sufficiency for the client in their new community.

Family Mentor – Anchorage

Family Mentor – Wasilla

Meal Team Volunteer

Support new refugee arrivals by joining a RAIS meal team!
Would you like to fill a RAIS family’s fridge for a week? As new families arrive in Anchorage from Ukraine, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo and other places around the world, volunteers help to fill a fridge while our staff assists the family with signing up to receive SNAP. Meal teams help provide families with items like potatoes, carrots, onions, eggs, milk and more. If you interested, please sign up for the RAIS Meal Team on our volunteer application!

Move-In Team Volunteer

New arrivals to Alaska will be placed in a furnished living space, but we need your help to get the space move-in ready! If you are interested in volunteering to prepare homes for new arrivals please fill out our volunteer application.

FIG & Grow North Farm

FIG Childcare/Garden Helper (up to 5 volunteers per day)

Thursday Market Day Support (up to 3 volunteers per day)

Farmstand Helper (1-2 volunteers per day)

Grow North Farm – Farm Mentor (depends on GNF farmer needs but we can think of 1 farmer who would love to have a helper)

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

St. Francis House