Summer Youth Leader Program

Rising high school juniors and seniors are invited to apply to the Summer Youth Leaders Program. This immersive and experiential week-long service program is designed to introduce students to the work we do at Catholic Charities. Throughout the week, students will visit and serve at several Catholic Charities sites to learn about the range of services provided to our clients. The students will have opportunities to broaden their understanding of the needs and characteristics of the people accessing Catholic Charities’ services through hands-on volunteering, conversations with agency leaders, and activities led by program staff. 

Applications are due by May 6th. The program will run from Monday, June 22nd to Friday, June 26th. Contact Claire Sanfilippo at with any questions.

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High School and College students

We value the enthusiasm and commitment to Catholic Charities’ programs exhibited by our student volunteers. We encourage students to volunteer by themselves or with a group of friends. More information on how to find volunteer opportunities can be seen below. All volunteers younger than 18 years old must have a signed Parent/Guardian Waiver when volunteering at Catholic Charities.

Please refer to our volunteer calendar for all scheduled projects. Please note that some projects may have age restrictions, and that all volunteers younger than 18 must have their parent/guardian sign the Parent/Guardian Waiver for Minors form.

Volunteer Calendar

High school students are welcome to submit articles to our quarterly newsletter on topics ranging from past service experiences, to a reflection on a class discussion, to a call for action. Articles should be submitted to Claire Sanfilippo at Next submission deadline is September 20, 2019.


Sometimes we are able to accommodate requests for individual mini internships or senior projects required for high school graduation. For information please email Claire Sanfilippo at

Undergraduate and graduate students should refer to our Internship page for information on available opportunities


Service coordinators

Our staff is happy to visit your campus to discuss ways your students can become further involved with Catholic Charities. To schedule a one-on-one meeting contact Claire Sanfilippo at

We are sometimes able to arrange special projects for groups who are unable to volunteer at one of our scheduled events on the volunteer calendar. Service coordinators should contact Claire Sanfilippo at to set up a project for their students. Our team requests roughly a 4-6 week notice to plan projects so that we can ensure we provide the best experience to both our volunteers and clients. For examples of potential services projects, you can refer to our Service Projects Booklet or our Group Volunteer Page.

Service Projects Booklet

Group Volunteers

We recognize that while hands-on experience is important, students also need a space to learn and reflect on the issues our clients face. We offer introductory workshops on topics such as Homelessness and How to be a Good Volunteer. For more information contact Claire Sanfilippo at

Parochial grade schools should visit our Parish Outreach web page for more information on how to involve younger students.