In Person Opportunities

The Brady Senior Program at Marillac is a place for seniors to continue to grow through their later years while keeping their minds, bodies, and spirits active in the community. All volunteers must be fully cleared through Safe Environment.

  • Bingo Caller:¬†Our Bingo Games are a highlight of the week and just a little competitive.¬† Seniors often win home essentials (detergent, paper towels, housewares) that help them stretch tight budgets a little further and ‚Äúsweet nothings‚ÄĚ (word search books, bath/self-care goodies) that provide uplift and needed nurturing. Bingo is called in Spanish and in English every Friday from 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM.¬† Come a half hour early or stay a bit later to make bags for next week‚Äôs prizes!
  • Food Handler:¬†We serve our seniors hot nutritious meals every day. This volunteer position serves food to seniors for breakfast and or lunch daily, as well as assist kitchen staff in any preparation necessary for getting food ready and out on time.

The International Foster Care (IFC) Program is part of the Catholic Charities Dallas Children’s Services department. IFC provides long-term foster care and intensive, wraparound case management services for unaccompanied children (UC) and unaccompanied refugee minors (URM).

  • ¬†Youth Mentor As a CCD Volunteer Mentor, you are directly working to support IFC youth. Your service as a volunteer mentor enables us to empower our youth to make positive life choices by giving them guidance and support. With help like yours, our youth will be able to reach their academic, career, and personal goals.

This program at CCD makes strategic efforts to reach out to those who struggle to make ends meet. Our goal is to empower the community with financial knowledge not only in a classroom setting but through individual coaching. By covering everything from simple budgeting to how to purchase a home, each student learns life skills that can be used immediately to better his or her life. All volunteers must be fully cleared through Safe Environment. 

  • ¬†First-Time Homebuyers Educators: Volunteer to present a Homebuyers class. Schedules vary
  • Financial Education Facilitators: Main duties will consist of facilitating¬†financial literacy workshops¬†that¬†cover¬†various topics such as¬†credit, debt, and money¬†management, savings and investment options, and safe financial products and services.¬†¬†A¬†presentation,¬†materials, and training¬†will be provided¬†beforehand to assist with the process of¬†teaching¬†in¬†a classroom style.¬†It also includes assisting¬†students with the development of their individual spending plans during class time or other exercises as relevant to the topic.¬†¬†This volunteer will keep track of attendance at each class and assist with facilitating an assessment for individual progress.¬†

Partner with CCD in providing hunger relief to individuals who have been affected by the COVID-19 global crisis. Provide courteous and excellent service to CCD clients while assisting at one of our Food Pantries. Volunteers are needed Monday-Saturday at various times available. Check out Volunteer Hub for the full calendar.

Immigration Legal Services (ILS) of Catholic Charities Dallas was established in 1975 in response to the growing number of immigrants moving to the North Texas area. Program caseworkers are committed to help individuals understand the immigration law and to know their rights under the law. All volunteer opportunities require Full Safe Environment Clearance. 

  • Citizenship Instructors: A citizenship instructor works as a teacher for people who are going through the naturalization process to obtain citizenship. Your job duties in this career depend on student needs and the mission of Catholic Charities of Dallas. Often, you provide ESL instruction or education for legal permanent residents (LPRs) to help them prepare for citizenship. Your responsibilities may include lesson planning (provided by us), assessing student needs, and assisting students to adjust to life in a new country. You may work with the lead teacher at Catholic Charities of Dallas to ensure that your LPR students adequately prepare for the citizenship exams. Volunteers needed at various times. Evenings and weekends available.¬†
  • Citizenship Workshop: Assist with weekly citizenship workshops by helping screen potential applicants, assist in completing the citizenship form, and prepare packets for mailing. By helping immigrants apply for citizenship, we are assisting them to reach their last goal in their immigration process. Many citizens are able to get better wages and provide a better life for their families. The process is complex and long and being able to assist them is a great experience and with a positive outcome. Volunteers are needed Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM shifts available. Saturday opportunities are available.

ILS Volunteer Form for Legal Professionals

Virtual Opportunities

The International Foster Care (IFC) Program is part of the Catholic Charities Dallas Children’s Services department. IFC provides long-term foster care and intensive, wraparound case management services for unaccompanied children (UC) and unaccompanied refugee minors (URM). The primary goal of the program is family reunification. When this is not possible, IFC helps to support the youth in adjusting to life in America while preserving the youth’s culture and preparing the youth for successful, independent lives.  All volunteers must be fully cleared through Safe Environment and cleared through Prasiduim. 

  • Virtual Tutor: Your role in this position is integral and critical in supporting the youth, foster parents, and the IFC¬†program. Tutors are matched with specific youth and provide assistance with learning and practicing English, improving reading/writing skills, and help in overall educational development across core school subjects.

Disaster Relief and Preparedness Services is a holistic program designed to address the immediate and long-term needs of victims of natural disasters. Trained case managers provide relief in the form of financial and material aid, employment assistance, long-term recovery plan development, and help to find temporary and permanent housing. All volunteer opportunities require Full Safe Environment Clearance. 

  • Zoom Grant Application: Our Disaster Services program continues to work hard in assisting clients that come to CCD for COVID relief financial assistance. In this role, you will help clients complete their online applications for financial relief and upload appropriate documents into the database. Days/time: An ongoing weekly commitment of at least 4 hours (includes weekends and evenings.
  • Voicemail Transcribers: We have received an overwhelming amount of voicemails due to Hurricane Ida. Help the case management team by transcribing and returning phone calls.

Immigration and Legal Services of of Catholic Charities Dallas was established in 1975 in response to the growing number of immigrants moving to the North Texas area. Program caseworkers are committed to help individuals understand the immigration law and to know their rights under the law. All volunteer opportunities require Full Safe Environment Clearance. 

  • Spanish Translator: Help the Immigration and Legal Services Team by translating (English to Spanish) for Tuesday morning, Thursday and Friday (All Day)
     

 In the office of Development and Marketing, our goal is to fully, timely and consistently fund the budgets, projects, and programs of Catholic Charities Dallas through major gifts, event revenue, grants, campaigns, planned giving, and marketing/branding. All volunteers must be fully cleared through Safe Environment. 

  • Spanish Translator: Help the Marketing Team translate English to Spanish so that we can reach a wider audience. Days/time: A commitment of at least 2-5 hours per week for a length of at least 6 months
Group Opportunities

If you are interested in group opportunities please fill out this form, and our volunteer team will reach out to you about availability for group opportunities. 

Internship Opportunities

 Disaster Services serves to stabilize and promote the return to self-sufficiency for families impacted by disasters. Interns will assist the disaster team to offer great assistance to clients that have been affected by a disaster. Disaster interns will get experience speaking and working with clients in desperate need and will better understand the struggles and resources available to families going through a disaster. All interns must complete Safe Environment Clearance.  

  • Days/time: An ongoing weekly commitment of at least¬† 10 hours is required
  • Email your resume to volunteer@ccdallas.org ¬†to apply!
In the office of Development and Marketing, our goal is to fully, timely and consistently fund the budgets, projects, and programs of Catholic Charities Dallas through major gifts, event revenue, grants, campaigns, planned-giving and marketing/branding. This is done through cultivating our relationship with current and prospective donors through events and engaging the community via social media and other means of communication. 

This content creator will be responsible for taking¬†staff-collected stories or service information¬†and forming it into a captivating, inspiring, and easy-to-digest blog/story¬†for the community to understand the mission of Catholic Charities Dallas.¬†Most of¬†the information given will consist of client stories — first-hand testimonies of how CCD services impacted a person. These will potentially be posted on our website and distributing to major donors as seen fit.¬†All interns must complete Safe Environment Clearance.

  • Days/Time: An ongoing commitment of at least 8 hours a week
  • Email¬† your resume to volunteer@ccdallas.org to apply
This intern role with Educational Services will provide a student with unique opportunities to build their skills and experience by working with a wide spectrum of individuals in the field of education by working with parents, young children, and school age children. Interns will also support the teachers, case managers and staff by helping with day to day tasks such as supporting the classroom learning environment data entry, creating learning packets, posting on client social media sites and event planning.
In compliance with the safety and clearance procedures with the Diocese of Dallas, interns will have to complete the entire volunteer screening process for Catholic Charities Dallas. Please note that all interns who wish to interact with the children must complete a separate set of clearance procedures which includes a TB test and FBI fingerprinting. This is to further ensure the safety of the children we work with.
 
FSCS makes strategic efforts to reach out to those who struggle to make ends meet. Our goal is to empower the community through financial knowledge, gained in both the classroom setting and through individual coaching. By covering everything from simple budgeting to how to purchase a home, each student learns life skills that can be used immediately to better their life. Our staff and volunteers are trained to assist with group education or one-on-one financial planning and coaching to enable clients to reach their goals, ultimately blazing a path towards long-term financial security and independence.    

As an intern for Financial Stability and Career Services, you will be providing services directly to clients. This can include helping the Program Manager with data entry, reviewing financial assistance forms, contacting clients to provide resources, and marketing and coordinating Financial Literacy classes. As an intern for Financial Stability, you have the powerful opportunity to live out the mission of Catholic Charities by addressing the root causes of poverty and empowering our clients by providing them with the resources necessary to obtain financial freedom

Living up to our calling to welcome the stranger, we aim to let no one go hungry in our diocesan service area. In this effort, we strive to address this basic human need for every walk of life without judgment and without expectation.  

Our program is particularly pertinent given so many in the Dallas area are food-insecure; we currently have over 25 food pantries all over Dallas that include community pantries and mobile food trucks, all under the umbrella of the Catholic Charities Dallas food program. Your awareness of this problem and willingness to assist in addressing it directly contributes to a greater solution!  All interns must complete Safe Environment Clearance. 

The Summer Associate is responsible for counseling clients regarding their immigration matters, managing their client’s cases, and assisting Staff Attorneys in preparing briefs and cases for court hearings.  This position is full time (40 hours) for a minimum of 6 weeks.  Structured orientation and supervision is provided. 

All interns must complete Safe Environment Clearance. 

In the office of Development and Marketing, our goal is to fully, timely and consistently fund the budgets, projects, and programs of Catholic Charities Dallas through major gifts, event revenue, grants, campaigns, planned giving and marketing/branding. This is done through cultivating our relationship with current and prospective donors through events and engaging the community via social media and other means of communication. All interns must complete Safe Environment Clearance.  

  • Days/Time: An ongoing commitment of at least 10 hours a week
  • Email your resume to volunteer@ccdallas.org to apply!
CCD holds a unique spot in our community, that of a large multi-faceted faith-based social service agency who serves a broad base of people in need. We do a lot of good work that can be told to the community in many ways, but one large way is through building, maintaining, and improving our community relations with Catholic and non-Catholic community stakeholders alike. Community relations are an integral part of how CCD functions.
By actively participating in the organization of the parish and community relations office and overseeing all intern projects, you contribute positively to the future of our organization. Your efforts will lead to a more engaged, informed, and active community united in the effort to alleviate the suffering of our own community’s brothers and sisters.
CCD holds a unique spot in our community, that of a large multi-faceted faith-based social service agency who serves a broad base of people in need. We do a lot of good work that can be told to the community in many ways, but one large way is through building, maintaining, and improving our community relations with Catholic and non- Catholic community stakeholders alike.  We serve thousands of people throughout 9 counties and maintaining an accurate database is essential.  This position will allow you to take part in the regular upkeep and maintenance of our contact management systems, and gain valuable leadership, teamwork, marketing, and communication skills. You will also be able to attend the Hubspot Academy and will be expected to complete multiple certification courses.  
 

Position: Parish & Community Relations Intern (Unpaid)

Location: Hybrid; Virtual/In-person (1421 W Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75247)

Time commitment: As discussed and agreed upon by on-site supervisor. Days/times are flexible, minimum 8 hours per week, 10-12 preferred.

Hiring Timeline: This position will remain open until filled.

Duration: One semester with the ability to extend

On-Site Supervisor: Devyn Buschow, dbuschow@ccdallas.org

About Catholic Charities Dallas:

Catholic Charities calls the community to action to join us in addressing the root causes of poverty, hunger, and homelessness by serving, educating, and empowering all those in need.

Position Description:

This position falls under the Parish & Community Relations Department at Catholic Charities Dallas. This department shares resources and communicates with every Parish in the Diocese of Dallas. The goal of this position will be to help create, market and share information about CCD to the 77 parishes across the 9 counties that we serve. Items will include creating printed items such as bulletin inserts, informational packets, flyers and items for community outreach booths as well as virtual resources, such updating our website page.

What makes a successful volunteer?

– Bilingual preferred (English & Spanish), but not required

– Highly motivated & autonomous individual

– Strong writing or research skills

– Excellent communication, interpersonal, phone, and organizational skills

– Having an attitude of helpfulness and courtesy

– High level of computer savvy & an intermediate level of data-entry abilities

– Problem solving & critical thinking skills

– Willingness to be trained as needed especially in Microsoft services, Design Pickle, and HubSpot, Excel

-Willing to work with direct oversight by Team Lead Intern and accept a variety of tasks given

Evaluation

Your supervisor will hold regular one-on-one meetings with you (as well as team meetings) to discuss growth, goals, and development. This internship is an excellent way to both develop and demonstrate your skills, as well as a chance to grow as a professional individual through receiving feedback on your performance and areas of growth. You will be asked to self-evaluate regularly and keep track of your tasks.

How to apply:

1. Submit a screening form through the Diocese of Dallas website that includes information to complete a background check and submitting 3 references.

2. Complete a video training on Sexual Abuse Awareness.

3. Create a Volunteer Hub profile.

4. Complete an interview with a CCD representative of the program of volunteer interest.

Email the CCD Volunteer Office at volunteer@ccdallas.org or call 469-801-8170 with any questions.

In the office of Development and Marketing, our goal is to fully, timely, and consistently fund the budgets, projects, and programs of Catholic Charities Dallas through major gifts, event revenue, grants, campaigns, planned-giving, and marketing/branding. This is done through cultivating our relationship with current and prospective donors through events and engaging the community via social media and other means of communication. The intern will be responsible for managing all social media platforms for Catholic Charities Dallas.Photo editor will be responsible for editing all photos taken by the Marketing department that will then be used for the website, social media, flyers, and more to help raise awareness of Catholic Charities Dallas. Candidates should submit photo editing samples at the time of applying. 

  • Days/Time: An ongoing commitment of at least 10 hours a week
  • Email your resume to volunteer@ccdallas.org to apply!
In the office of Development and Marketing, our goal is to fully, timely, and consistently fund the budgets, projects, and programs of Catholic Charities Dallas through major gifts, event revenue, grants, campaigns, planned-giving, and marketing/branding. This is done through cultivating our relationship with current and prospective donors through events and engaging the community via social media and other means of communication. The intern will be responsible for managing all social media platforms for Catholic Charities Dallas. Intern will track analytics and insights, monitor campaigns, and create digital marketing material to increase our social media presence and engage with our community online! All interns must complete Safe Environment Clearance. 

  • Days/Time: An ongoing commitment of at least 10 hours a week
  • Email your resume to volunteer@ccdallas.org to apply!
Volunteers are essential to the successful operations of Catholic Charities Dallas; we have hundreds of individuals that volunteer on a regular basis and are always on the lookout for more individuals who can partner with us in one of our programs. Making sure that individuals and groups seeking volunteers are taken care of in a timely, professional, and kind manner is the top priority in the Volunteer Office.
Within this role, you will be assisting the Volunteer Coordinator in completing tasks that help individuals become CCD volunteers in a timely manner, assisting in the timely and accurate communication of volunteer events and opportunities, and keeping an accurate volunteer management database. Volunteers are vital to the operation of CCD, therefore, the roles of all those within the volunteer office are important and tasked to help the volunteer as much as possible.

At Home/ Group Opportunities
These opportunities can vary each week. If you are interested in an at-home/group project, please email Kelsey Stanley at volunteer@ccdallas.org.

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