Services

Volunteer FAQ


Do I have to be Catholic to volunteer?

No, we welcome volunteers of all faiths, ages and group sizes. Our volunteers reflect the diversity of our clients and the community in which we serve.

What if none of the opportunities listed fit my interests?

To further discuss volunteer opportunities with Catholic Charities, please contact Patricia Newman at 410-547-5553 or volunteer@cc-md.org. If you know which program you are interested in volunteering with, you may also contact the program specific volunteer coordinator.

Am I required to fill out an application?

Yes, after discussing volunteer interests and opportunities with a program Volunteer Coordinator you may be asked to fill out an application. 

If you are participating in a special one-time group volunteer activity (United Way, school or faith based group, etc) a formal application will not be required.

Are there special requirements to volunteer with Catholic Charities?

In some cases, in order to protect and provide the best service to our clients, some programs may require a background check before you will be assigned a volunteer position. Certain volunteer activities where you will be transporting clients or driving on behalf of Catholic Charities will require a driving record check. The program Volunteer Coordinator will discuss specific requirements with you before a volunteer position is assigned.

If you are participating in a special one-time group volunteer activity (United Way, school or faith based group, etc) you may be exempt from background check requirements.

Is there flexibility with time commitment on certain projects?

Each program and volunteer activity requires a different level of commitment. We will work with you to find a volunteer opportunity that can fit both your schedule and our program needs. Please discuss time commitments and flexibility with the Volunteer Coordinator of the program in which you wish to volunteer.