Catholic Charities had more than 1,500 volunteers last year

Vic Sellier and his wife Wendy volunteer at Christ House’s Evening Meal as a part of a group from St. Catherine of Siena parish.

Catholic Charities had more than 1,500 volunteers last year, and we are grateful for each one of them! Our volunteers stock food pantry shelves, visit prisons, weed gardens, teach English as a Second Language, drive clients to appointments and everything in between.

Why do you volunteer for Catholic Charities?

Everyone gets involved for different reasons. We recently shared this question with some of our volunteers, and here’s what they said:

I want to share my joy of the Gospel!  I want to be a servant in imitation of Christ. I recognize Catholic Charities as a leader in service. Through volunteering, I want to serve especially those most vulnerable and in need.

I feel that God has been so good to me and blessed me more times than I could count, and sustained me in some of my darkest hours….It’s time to step-up.

I would like to put my hands to work. A song that I was taught as a child said “We are the body of Christ.” I always took that as we should live a life as Jesus would and instead of watching TV, I would much rather be helping others.

Comment below and tell us why you volunteer with Catholic Charities! Or are you looking for a way to get involved? Come and join us. We’d love to have you!

For more information on how you can join us in serving the poor, contact Sally O’Dwyer, Director of Volunteers, at sodwyer@ccda.net or visit our volunteer page.

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