Catholic Charities is grateful for the generosity of volunteers who have given us their greatest gifts of time, talent and resources to help us meet the human service needs in southwest Kansas! We have an ongoing list of volunteer opportunities for individuals, families, businesses and groups of all faiths and ages. Here are some of the ways that you can make a difference in someone's life, and maybe even your own.
If age or disability makes it difficult to leave home, but you would still like to volunteer, consider being a prayer volunteer. Offer prayers for our agency, staff, and for the people we serve. Please let us know if you choose to be a prayer volunteer.
Marriage for Keeps is a free 10-week educational class for couples who want to strengthen their marriage. The class meets once a week and covers topics such as communication, stress management, problem solving, commitment, and more. Catholic Charities welcomes English and Spanish-speaking couples who can facilitate this class. Training is provided.
Catholic Charities welcomes volunteers for all stages of an event: event planning, decorations, sponsorship, gift acquisition, registration, merchandise pick-up, various committees, and more. Catholic Charities events have included the Monte Casino Event in Dodge City, and our Annual Wine Tasting Event in Great Bend.
Meal providers are needed for the Teen Mom's program on Wednesday evenings, beginning in the month of September and ending in May.This is a wonderful ministry for whole families to be involved in. Volunteers who sign up for this ministry should plan to provide a meal for 20 people, and bring it to Room 22 at Newman University in Dodge City by 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday evening; you are invited to stay and eat with us. Teen Mom Staff will take care of drinks, table service and clean up. To sign up for this volunteer opportunity, please call Amy Falcon or Maria Gutierrez at 620-227-1562.
When an individuals or families reach the end of their rope economically, the paperwork that they must fill out to get some help may seem daunting. Catholic Charities welcomes volunteers who can help our clients fill out the SRS application for food, medical, cash and child care assistance. Training is available.
Mentors are a vital part of the Teen Mom program. A mentor is a woman who makes a one-year commitment (approximately 10 hours a month) to befriend one of the young women in the Teen Mom program, and to help her be successful in meeting her goals. Mentors help teen moms to overcome the odds; it's an opportunity to really make a difference in a young mother's life.blog comments powered by Disqus