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Volunteer at Catholic Charities

For the health and safety of the people we serve and our valued volunteers, we are not offering in-person volunteering.

But your time and talent are still very necessary! Help make a difference through the remote opportunities below!

For more than a hundred years, volunteers have been at the heart of Catholic Charities. From the first church members who took in orphans of the 1906 earthquake to current day professionals, students, and retirees of all faiths and backgrounds, Catholic Charities volunteers provide vital support to those most vulnerable in our communities. Volunteerism is woven into the very fabric of this agency – inseparable from our mission of strengthening families and reducing poverty.

Baby Item Drive
We have 30 individuals who are pregnant in our shelter-in-place hotel who will give birth in August and September. These new parents need essential items as they welcome their babies into our community. Give their infants a safe and healthy start in life  infants safe and healthy with newborn necessities like formula, diapers and more. Donate now at To learn more, contact Carol Laughlin at


Snack & Hygiene Kits Drive
The number of individuals and families experiencing homelessness is increasing due to the economic fallout from COVID-19. The essential food and cleanliness supplies you provide show these neighbors you care. Contact Carol Laughlin, for a complete list of needs and instruction.



Remote Volunteering
In-person volunteering is not offered at this time due to COVID-19 safety precautions, but we have great ways you can help your community remotely!

  • Census volunteers: By helping get every person counted in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin, you are supporting your community and fighting inequality.
  • Data cleanup: We have various opportunities available for those with technology skills.
  • Donation Drive Coordinator: Organize outreach to vulnerable people and help our team supply them with essential items. You will be a community organizer, helping with all phases of in-kind donation drives. This vital position requires a six-month commitment of five hours per week. Contact Carol Laughlin for more information.

For more information about these remote volunteer opportunities, please click here.

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