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Catholic Charities : Diocese of Des Moines

WAYS YOU CAN HELP

 

CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:  

 

VOLUNTEER GUIDELINES

 

One-time Volunteer Experience

Catholic Charities offers a one-time volunteer experience for persons who would like to volunteer one or two times in a particular program to see if they like it or if they just want to volunteer once.  Background checks are not required for one-time volunteer experiences but the volunteer is supervised by a staff person at all times.  One-time volunteer experiences need to be coordinated in advance with the program manager.

 

Full and Part-time Volunteers

To become a Catholic Charities volunteer on a regular basis, interested persons need to meet with the Assistant Executive Director for a brief orientation to Catholic Charities and complete forms for background checks.  In addition, all volunteers and employees need to complete VIRTUS training on line.  The minimum age for volunteers is age 16. Parental consent is required for minors under 18 years of age.  

 

Please contact Patrick Nestvedt at (515) 237-5019 or Pnestvedt@CatholicCharitiesdm.org for more information.

Meal Provider

St. Joseph Family Center

Contact Ashley at 515-282-1235

 

Apartment Set-Up

Refugee Resettlement Program

Contact Sinishaw at 515-393-5231

 

Organize Donated Materials 

Refugee Resettlement Program

Contact Sinishaw at 515-393-5231

 

Furniture Pick-Up or Moving

 Refugee Resettlement Program

Contact Sinishaw at 515-393-5231

 

Assist with Transportation

Refugee Resettlement Program

Contact Rachel at 515-237-5095

 

CURRENT DONATION NEEDS:

If planning a large collection, please call the program contact listed for most urgent needs.

 

DIAPERS: Size 4, 5, 6

St. Mary Family Center

Contact Brooke at 515-262-7290

 

Kitchen Tables and Chairs

Refugee Resettlement Program

Contact Sinishaw at 515-393-5231

 

Bus Tokens

St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter

Contact Leslie at 515-237-5025

 

Toilet Paper

St. Mary Family Center

Contact Brooke at 515-262-7290

 

Bedding

Refugee Resettlement Program

Contact Sinishaw at 515-393-5231

 

Juice (except grapefruit or tomato)

St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter

Contact Ashley at 515-282-1235