Would you like an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life? Do you want to participate in our mission?

There are numerous ways to volunteer for Catholic Social Services out of our office in Columbus, Newark, Zanesville and Portsmouth.

Be a Foster Grandparent

Bring tutoring, mentoring, and friendship into the life of a child in need of support!

Trained volunteers make weekly visits to work with students aged 3 to 21 on schoolwork, especially reading and math.

* Senior volunteers may be eligible for a stipend if income eligible.

Please contact (614) 857-1213 or email for more information.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Center

Help strengthen the Hispanic community. Volunteers are needed to:

  • Sort food, stock shelves and act as a personal shopper for our clients
  • Watch children while parents shop for food or take classes
  • Teach English classes
  • Organize a food drive
    • Needed items: sugar, salt, oil, canned vegetables, canned tuna fish in water, dry black and pinto beans, cleaning supplies and toiletries

Please contact Alma Santos at (614) 340-7061 or email for more information.

New Home Wish List

Help a domestic violence survivor or nursing home resident move into their own safe home. Volunteers are needed to:

  • Collect household items and small appliances
  • Pick up and deliver donations

complete New Home Wish LisT (PDF)

Please contact Debbie Hilliard at (614) 857-1230 or email for more information.

Newark

Serve as an active voice for those in need within the Licking County community by:

  • Participating on the local Advisory Board
  • Assisting with fundraising activities
  • Supporting the Baskets of Love project by preparing holiday gift baskets to be distributed to homebound seniors

Please contact Dave Desender at  (740) 452-5057, Ext. 102 for more information.

Zanesville

Assist those in need and advocate for them within the community by:

  • Participating on the local Advisory Board
  • Assisting with fundraising activities
  • Sponsor or donate to our annual Golf Scramble
  • Supporting the Baskets of Love project by preparing holiday gift baskets to be distributed to homebound seniors

Please contact Dave Desender at  (740) 452-5057, Ext. 102 for more information.

Portsmouth

Provide help and create hope for local families through the Christmas Giving Tree and Holiday Food Basket Programs by:

  • Participating in sign ups for holiday programs
  • Organizing and sorting gifts and food
  • Distributing Christmas Giving Tree gifts and Holiday Food Baskets

Please contact Barb McKenzie at (740) 353-3185 or email for more information.

“To live charitably means not looking out for your own interest, but carrying the burdens of the weakest and poorest among us.” —Pope Francis