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 email@example.com 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.
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.
After each big snowfall, we are looking for 3 to 4 able-bodied volunteers to clear off the sidewalks so the guests can get around outside.
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.
We periodically need volunteers to come and move furniture and small household goods into apartments to prep for new arrivals. This opportunity varies through the year as new arrivals land in Alaska.
When a new family arrives in Anchorage, volunteers are given a list of food specific to the country of the new arrival, and they shop to stock the fridge. This opportunity varies through the year as new arrivals land in Alaska.
Finding your way around a new city can be very challenging and we are in need of a few volunteers who would be willing to teach participants how to use the bus system or drive participants to and from appointments.
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.
Want to help a farmer? This volunteer will be matched with a farmer at Grow North Farm (GNF). The volunteer will be responsible for assisting that farmer with a variety of their business needs. Activities could include, transportation to weekly farmers’ markets, and helping with harvesting, washing, and bundling, of vegetables.
Want to join the work at Grow North Farm? Help farmers track daily sales, process transactions, keep customer tallies, and be an onsite resource for questions from customers. You will also be asked to help with general farm chores such as weeding, watering, cleaning, etc.
If you’re interested in supporting local agriculture, helping with our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program might be just the way to get involved! As a volunteer, you’ll help with harvest and pickup days at Grow North Farm. Volunteers will be asked to commit to a 4-hour shift and help with things like harvesting, washing, bundling, weighing, and packing vegetables.
Full or Suspended Positions
The following positions are currently full or suspended but will be available in the future.
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
Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services
If you are interested in helping with refugee agriculture, please contact Keenan Plate, Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Family Mentor – Anchorage
- Family Mentor – Wasilla
- Virtual English Support Volunteer
- Citizenship Tutor: Anchorage and Wasilla