Catholic Charities Volunteer Program


Volunteers at Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida are valuable and integral staff members and critical to the quality of service to our clients and the success of the agency. It is our goal to provide volunteers with a meaningful experience that enriches them spiritually and provides them with the opportunity to work out their faith in service to others. We are to strive utilize the skills and talents that they bring to us to their full potential by expanding opportunities of service for them.

The MISSION of the volunteer program is to place volunteers in Catholic Charities offices and in its programs in order to expand and enhance the services that this agency provides to the people ofNorthwest Florida, while providing a satisfying service experience for the volunteers. The volunteer’s role is to assist staff and to enhance its services.

 The volunteer program seeks to:

  •  Provide opportunities for volunteers to actively participate in and
     make a meaningful contribution to the operations of Catholic Charities.
  •  Provide volunteers with a positive, pleasant service experience.
  •  Build public awareness of the operations of this agency.
  •  Develop closer ties to the community served.
  •  Increase effectiveness of paid staff.
  •  Develop closer ties to the community served.
  •  Increase effectiveness of paid staff.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Thank you for your interest in volunteering! While each Catholic Charities’ program is unique, the typical process consists of an application, a confidentiality agreement, a security clearance, three references and a personal interview with a staff member.

Catholic Charities respects the contribution of volunteers at the same level as professional staff. Both are required to have appropriate clearances before interacting with clients. Before placement, your signature will be requested to give us permission to obtain a criminal records clearance.

Our volunteers are the most value assets to the agency. Your help is always needed and welcome and we try to match your talents with the variety of needs of the agency’s programs. Training is provided.

Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to:
  • Disaster relief and long-term recovery
  • Foster Families for temporary care of infants
  • Transporting young mothers to/from doctors appointments
  • Office and Clerical support
  • Helping with food distribution
  • Thrift store staff (Panama City)
  • Picking up furniture or other large donated items
  • Tutoring, Babysitting for Children (Panama City)
  • Maintenance or Landscaping Help
  • Seasonal Assistance (i.e. Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.)
  • Special Events
  • and Regional/Advisory Board members

If you would like to join our team as a volunteer and contribute to your local community, please contact the office nearest you or fill out our Volunteer Application Form.