Make Face Coverings for front-line staff and clients

Catholic Charities needs your help. Do you have these 6 things: a sewing machine, cloth, elastics, a printer, an envelope or box, and a couple dollars to pay for shipping?

Help us make sewn cloth face coverings for our onsite staff at shelters and food distribution programs and for our shelter residents. Catholic Charities remains committed to the most marginalized in our community during this public health crisis. We continue to prioritize the safety of everyone while serving people in our care. 

To learn more about how you can help Catholic Charities’ COVID-19 efforts go here.

Click the link below for more details on how to make face coverings and where to send them.


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 All in person must wear face masks and maintain six feet of distance. 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

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.