Dive Deeper! Ongoing Volunteer Roles

Catholic Charities successfully recruited over 50 ongoing volunteers in our Fall Call for Volunteers campaign. Sign up for our wait list below and be the first to hear about our Spring into Volunteering campaign. Applications will open in January!

Twice a year, Catholic Charities recruits volunteers for ongoing roles. Ongoing roles require a weekly, year-long commitment to service. The roles change each season, but they typically include opportunities for mentoring, teaching, medical and legal pro bono professionals, and behind the scenes support. These roles require an application, conversation with program staff about expectations, and at least a 75–hour commitment including orientation and training. Each season, we have a variety of volunteer opportunities, including in-person and remote options.

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Open Ongoing roleS:

We are currently recruiting off-cycle for the volunteer roles below:

Bilingual Spanish Interpreter for the Volunteer Medical Clinic: 

Do you speak Spanish? Do you want to help make healthcare accessible to everyone, regardless of whether they have insurance Be an Interpreter for patients at Catholic Charities‘ free Volunteer Medical Clinic! 

 

Our clinic provides free primary care services to people in need, and most of our patients speak Spanish as a first language. We are seeking Medical Clinic Interpreters to facilitate communication between patients and their doctors. 

Click Here to Learn More!

VITA Tax Preparer: Financial Stability Network:

Catholic Charities manages an IRS-sponsored Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site. The site provides tax return preparation (at no cost) for low- and moderate-income families from February 1 through April 15.  

Volunteers don’t need to be tax experts! If you are comfortable using TurboTax, you will be able to serve as a volunteer. 

Click Here to Learn More! 

 

Want to Learn More?

Below are two ways you can learn more about volunteering with Catholic Charities.

Quick and easy. Type in your name and email address and you will be the first to hear when we open our application window for ongoing volunteer roles. Volunteers will apply in January and February, complete screenings and attend orientation in March, and begin volunteering early April.

Sign up here!

While you are waiting to apply for an ongoing role, sign up for Catholic Charities event opportunities on our current opportunities page. For these activities, you can sign up and show up!

Curious about the types of ongoing volunteers?

Read an overview of the types of ongoing volunteers Catholic Charities typically recruits.

Volunteering for People who are Immigrants to Access Safety-net Supports

These programs offer people who are making their way in our community after leaving the place they know best and the culture that nurtured them. People accessing services in these programs encounter volunteers who are lawyers, healthcare professionals, dental care professionals, and English language teachers.

Volunteering for People Seeking Financial Security

These programs offer people who are working to lift themselves out of poverty support to pursue skills for economic security.  People accessing services in these programs encounter volunteers who are mentors, coaches, instructors, trainers.

Volunteering for People who are in Precarious Situations

These programs offer people who are working to lift themselves out of poverty support to pursue skills for economic security.  People accessing services in these programs encounter volunteers who are mentors, coaches, instructors, trainers. 

Volunteering Behind the Scenes to Enhance Program Effectiveness

These programs are seeking volunteers with superpowers paired with qualities of organization, management, initiative, and congenial persistence.  Volunteers in these roles will work closely with staff.  You’ll help with special projects, set up processes for future volunteers to carry out, improve existing processes. You’ll also minister to the helpers, bringing dignity by witnessing and acknowledging the work they do.

applying to volunteer

  1. All ongoing volunteer roles are posted on this page. Choose a role from the list below and click the “Learn More & Apply” button. 
  2. Select one role and apply by the deadline. If you are interested in multiple roles, email volunteer@cc-dc.org.  
  3. You must complete and submit the application in one sitting. For all roles except attorneys, have the following information ready:
    • Photo of government-issued ID 
    • Photo of COVID-19 vaccination card
    • Social Security number to complete Background Check Authorization form. If you do not have one, email volunteer@cc-dc.org for a different screening process. 
    • 3 names and email addresses for references (personal or professional, but not a relative) 
  4. Click “Fill in an Application.” Make an account if you do not have one already. 
  5. Complete the application and click “Submit.” 
  6. Receive an email with next steps! 

We have opportunities for volunteers with a variety of experiences, skills, and backgrounds! Most ongoing volunteer opportunities on this page are available to volunteers 18 years of age or older. All in-person volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Click on the “Learn More & Apply” buttons below for the specific requirements for each role. Volunteers must meet the “Qualifications” listed but are not required to have all of the “Desired Experience, Skills, & Characteristics.” Training will be provided for all volunteer roles. If none of these roles are a good fit, we can still use your help! Check out ourshort-term volunteer opportunities.  

  • Spring: February – Late March; Begin Volunteering in May
  • Fall: Early August – Mid-September; Begin Volunteering in October

 

Whether you are waiting to hear back about an ongoing volunteer role or looking for a short-term volunteer opportunity, check out our volunteer calendar. For these activities, you can sign up and show up!

Are you excited to volunteer but not sure what role is a good fit? Do you have questions about your qualifications for certain roles? Do you need help completing an application? Email Luisa.Escaler@cc-dc.org  or laura.watkins@cc-dc.org to schedule a time to talk.