Careers at Catholic Charities FAQ



Do you have to be Catholic to work at Catholic Charities?

No. Catholic Charities welcomes and serves people of all faiths. Catholic Charities recognizes the value of all perspectives by providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of religion, race, gender, age, national origin, socio-economic status, veteran status or disability.

Do you offer benefits to part-time employees?

Yes. If the position requires at least twenty (20) hours per week, part-time employees are eligible for benefits. Click here to view our benefits summary.

Why do most of your positions require a driver's license with no more than 3 points?

Many of our positions may require you to transport clients and/or yourself to various locations. Because of this requirement, you need a valid driver's license, and for safety and insurance reasons, we require you have no more than 3 points.

I tried to submit an online application, but I don't have an email address. How can I apply?

Our system requires that you enter an email address because we send you an acknowledgment via email. If you do not have an email address and want to submit a resume online, enter the following email address in that field: We will still receive it successfully; you just won't receive an acknowledgement email from us.

Do you require pre-employment drug screens and/or background checks?

It depends. Many of our positions are direct care positions that require our employees to work closely with vulnerable populations. Depending on the requirements of the position and the division of Catholic Charities you will be working in, you may be required to take a pre-employment drug screen, a criminal background check, be fingerprinted, and/or have a complete physical.

Do you offer internship and volunteer opportunities?

Yes. Many of our programs offer internship opportunities. Most of our internships are unpaid. Most students earn credits from their college or university through interning with us. Feel free to email one of the following people to learn more about internship opportunities.

Becky Stein, Gallagher Services

Beverly Glassen, Senior Life Services,

We have more than 10,000 volunteers annually who support us in our programs. If you are interested in learning about our volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page for a list of open opportunities or email Patricia Newman at

Is it difficult to work with people who are constantly in need?

It really depends on you. The employees of Catholic Charities work here because they have compassion for people and they recognize the positive impact they have on the lives of others. It can be a truly rewarding experience witnessing the difference you make in the life of another.