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Volunteers Needed – Check Out these Urgent Opportunities

Do you want to serve where your help is needed most urgently? On this page, our programs post several Urgent Opportunities for prospective volunteers who are ready to get started. Browse through the list of placements to see if any of them speak to you. Check back frequently, as new Urgent Opportunities are posted every week.

Heart’s Home Missionary

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Program Timing: Ongoing / Location: Based in Brooklyn, Ny - Placements in Central and South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe

Heart’s Home USA is looking for volunteers for the year 2020-2021. We have an upcoming training in September for all of the U.S. volunteers. The mission of Heart’s Home is to offer a “ministry of presence” to those who suffer the most – those who are poor, lonely, abandoned, sick, disabled, elderly, imprisoned, or ignored…. Read more »

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LOOKING FOR MISSIONARIES FOR SPRING 2021

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Start: Jan 22, 2021 / End: May 24, 2021 / Location: ASIA

Program Timing: Spring Mission Experience 2021 is January 23-May 23, 2021. Application Deadline: December 3, 2020 Program: Saint Francis Xavier Lay Missionary Society Come share the joy of the Gospel in Asia! We are a Catholic lay mission that serves in different regions of Asia through a diverse ministry of evangelization, faith formation, and social… Read more »

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Social Justice Coordinator

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Program Timing: As Soon As Possible / Location: Baltimore, Maryland

A Mercy Volunteer is needed as a social justice coordinator at St. Francis of Assisi parish, coordinating social justice ministry in both the school and the parish through the school’s curriculum, parish activities, and community outreach. St. Francis of Assisi is a Catholic church and school that serves Northeast Baltimore. A hallmark of the parish… Read more »

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Homeless Outreach

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Program Timing: As Soon As Possible / Location: Sacramento, California

A Mercy Volunteer is needed to serve as a Service Center Coordinator with Loaves & Fishes at Friendship Park. The volunteer will be part of a team working to provide survival services to people experiencing homelessness in Sacramento, meeting needs both physical and spiritual. Duties would include but not be limited to overseeing the day-to-day… Read more »

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Community Health Nurse

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Program Timing: As Soon As Possible / Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

A Registered Nurse is needed at Pittsburgh Mercy to serve with Mercy Volunteer Corps. Operation Safety Net (OSN) is Pittsburgh Mercy’s award-winning medical and social service program for the unsheltered homeless population in Allegheny County. Operation Safety Net strives to address the circumstances that undermine the mental and physical health of persons served by creating… Read more »

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Education Outreach

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Program Timing: As Soon As Possible / Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

A Mercy Volunteer is needed to coordinate youth outreach programing for literacy. Reading is FUNdamental provides children with access to self-selected books, creates positive environments that motivate children to develop a life-long love of reading, and engages families in literacy practices in the home. Their research-based programs work to bridge the local literacy gap. Some… Read more »

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Physical or Occupational Therapist

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Program Timing: As Soon As Possible / Location: Baltimore, Maryland

A Mercy Volunteer is needed to serve as a Physical or Occupational Therapist at Mery Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Mercy Medical Center is a community hospital located in downtown Baltimore where a diverse population is served. The campus includes a state-of-the-art, 300-bed patient tower. Mercy Medical Center is one of the few hospitals in… Read more »

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Program and Activities Coordinator

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Program Timing: As Soon As Possible / Location: Baltimore, Maryland

A Mercy Volunteer is needed to serve as an activities and program coordinator at Stella Maris for long term care residents who are ill or aging. In this role, the volunteer will engage the residents in quality of life activities as well as build individual relationships through daily visits. Stella Maris provides the following services… Read more »

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Advocacy & Community Organizing

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Program Timing: As Soon As Possible / Location: Baltimore, Maryland

A Mercy Volunteer is needed to serve external community stakeholders of Health Care for the Homeless (community organizations – faith-based and non-faith-based, coalitions, hospital and university institutions, etc.), staff, and agency clients. Health Care for the Homeless offers pediatric and adult medical care, behavioral health services, social work and case management, substance use treatment, dental… Read more »

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Campus Minister in Ventura, CA

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Start: Aug 30, 2020 / End: Jun 26, 2021 / Location: Ventura, CA

Augustinian Volunteers are looking for long-term volunteers to serve from August 2020 to June 2021. The AVs have openings for those seeking a unique opportunity to serve in Campus Ministry in our Ventura, CA community. The volunteer(s) serves in various capacities depending on the service placement: Villanova Preparatory School: The volunteer serves as a Campus… Read more »

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Paraprofessional in Lawrence, MA

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Start: Aug 30, 2020 / End: Jun 26, 2021 / Location: Lawrence, MA

Augustinian Volunteers are looking for long-term volunteers to serve from August 2020 to June 2021. The AVs have openings for those seeking a unique opportunity to serve as a Paraprofessional in a Catholic elementary school in Lawrence, MA. The volunteer serves as a Paraprofessional, assisting teachers with daily activities including “circle time,” preparing and facilitating… Read more »

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Nurse serving the homeless in San Diego, CA

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Start: Aug 30, 2020 / End: Jun 26, 2021 / Location: San Diego, CA

Augustinian Volunteers are looking for long-term volunteers to serve from August 2020 to June 2021. The AVs have openings for those seeking a unique opportunity to combine their passion of service with their skills of nursing. The volunteer(s) will be placed at our service site St. Vincent de Paul Village Family Health Center in San… Read more »

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Protection Counselor at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

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Program Timing: Ongoing / Location: Washington, DC

About Franciscan Mission Service: Franciscan Mission Service (FMS) is a nonprofit organization that provides Catholic women and men the opportunity to serve in solidarity with economically marginalized communities around the world. FMS trains, sends, and supports lay Catholics to serve others in a way that is respectful of cultural and religious differences. About the DC… Read more »

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SERVICE ACCESS TEAM MEMBER- FATHER MCKENNA CENTER POSITION

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Program Timing: As Soon As Possible / Location: Washington, DC

About Franciscan Mission Service: Franciscan Mission Service (FMS) is a nonprofit organization that provides Catholic women and men the opportunity to serve in solidarity with economically marginalized communities around the world. FMS trains, sends, and supports lay Catholics to serve others in a way that is respectful of cultural and religious differences. About the DC… Read more »

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Ministry Volunteer in Baltimore or Richmond

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Start: Jun 24, 2020 / End: Not Applicable / Location: Baltimore, MD or Richmond, VA

Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry is an extension of the work of the Sisters of Bon Secours in the United States for over 150 years. You may be wondering what “bon secours” means; well, it translates to “good help.” Through our volunteer ministry, we provide “good help” to those in need. BSVM is a full-time, year-long… Read more »

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Project Coordinator for NeXt Level Program

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Program Timing: As Soon As Possible / Location: Trenton, NJ

Join us for a year of service through the FaithJustice Fellowship. Live in intentional community in Trenton, NJ while working full time as a NeXt Level Project Coordinator at the Center for FaithJustice. NeXt Level is a grant funded project implemented in Catholic parishes across NJ designed to empower youth as agents of change and… Read more »

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College Campus Minister/Parish Youth Minister

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Start: Sep 1, 2020 / End: Jun 4, 2021 / Location: Trenton, NJ

Join us for a year of service through the FaithJustice Fellowship. Live in intentional community in Trenton, NJ while working full time at a local Catholic parish as the Campus Minister to Rider University and youth minister at the parish. All Fellows receive housing, a monthly stipend, transportation reimbursement, spiritual direction, health insurance (if needed),… Read more »

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Food Pantry Assistant

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Program Timing: Ongoing / Location: Detroit

St. Christine Christian Services (SCCS) seeks to improve the living standard of one of Detroit’s most in need communities through meaningful relationships and enabling individuals to grow as self-sufficient and contributing members of the society. This volunteer will work with the main aspects of SCCS: food pantry assistance, soup kitchen, hospitality suite, conversation, garden programs,… Read more »

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Teacher

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Program Timing: Ongoing / Location: Detroit

Christ the King Catholic School, one of the four remaining Catholic elementary schools in the city of Detroit, has multiple placements available. Volunteers teach grades K through 5 in their own self-contained classroom or by specialized subject in grades 6 through 8. From lesson planning and classroom management to grading and interacting with parents –… Read more »

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Teacher

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Program Timing: As Soon As Possible / Location: Lumberton, NM

We are reopening our school with Covid precautions. We still need 2 teachers and offer this description of how we plan on operating. Any questions, or for an application, please contact principal Madeline Lyon, St. Francis School, 575-759-3252 or 970-398-0372 (cell), or by email: [email protected] Many blessings!! We surveyed our parents and guardians over the… Read more »

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Fall 2020 Organic Farm Internship

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Start: Aug 17, 2020 / End: Nov 20, 2020 / Location: St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice (WVC) is now accepting applications for up to eight interns for our fall program which begins in mid-August and ends before Thanksgiving. Located at beautiful Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, WVC is 80 miles west of Indianapolis. Here you’ll find a farm store, alpacas, chickens, bees, USDA certified farm with two high… Read more »

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Middle School Math Teacher (Certification not required)

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Program Timing: As Soon As Possible / Location: Pine Ridge, South Dakota

Red Cloud Indian School is seeking a recent college graduate (2020 or earlier) to teach Middle School Math through the Red Cloud Volunteer Program, a post-graduate service and teaching program. This position begins with volunteer orientation July 15, 2020 and ends May 24, 2021. Click here to watch a short video about Red Cloud School!… Read more »

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Spiritual Formation Teacher

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Start: Jul 15, 2020 / End: Not Applicable / Location: Pine Ridge, South Dakota

Red Cloud Indian School is seeking a recent college graduate (2020 or earlier) to teach high school Spiritual Formation (religion) through the Red Cloud Volunteer Program, a post-graduate service and teaching program. This position begins with volunteer orientation July 15, 2020 and ends May 24, 2021. Click here to watch a short video about Red… Read more »

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Middle School Science Teacher (No certification required)

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Program Timing: As Soon As Possible / Location: Porcupine, South Dakota

Red Cloud Indian School is seeking a recent college graduate (2020 or earlier) to teach Middle School Science through the Red Cloud Volunteer Program, a post-graduate service and teaching program. Click here to watch a short video about Red Cloud School! Red Cloud Volunteers serve 1-3 years as teachers at Red Cloud School, a Lakota… Read more »

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Be the Change You Want to See in the World

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Program Timing: Ongoing / Location: Pittsburgh, PA

As we move cautiously into our “new normal” the need for volunteers to serve those who are forgotten and live on the fringes of our communities need us more than ever before! Consider a year of service to reach out to those on the margins. . .they need YOU! Change A Heart Franciscan Volunteer Program… Read more »

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Free Health Care Clinic Volunteer Needed

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Start: Jul 15, 2020 / End: Not Applicable / Location: Kansas City, Missouri

Serve others in a health care placement! You can work in a clinic that serves people who cannot afford co-pays or health insurance that many other clinics require. While serving in the health clinic you’ll live in intentional community, have opportunities for spiritual growth, and learn from the people you are walking with. You can… Read more »

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Share Christ’s Love Through Service in Appalachia

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Start: Aug 1, 2020 / End: Aug 1, 2021 / Location: Appalachia

Are you being called to the mountains? We are blessed to have volunteers and members come from our own communities and from all over the United States to serve in Eastern Kentucky. They represent many different backgrounds, education levels, professions, and experiences. Their commonality is that they feel called to joining us in building hope,… Read more »

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Employment Navigator

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Start: Aug 1, 2020 / End: Jun 30, 2021 / Location: St. Paul, MN

In times like these, your commitment to the good of others is more important than ever! Help single adults experiencing homelessness to increase their employability, find gainful employment, and strengthen their financial stability. As a St. Joseph Worker, you can be an Employment Navigator with Catholic Charities. Essential Functions: • Support clients experiencing homelessness with… Read more »

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Youth Ministry Internship

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Start: Aug 11, 2020 / End: May 15, 2021 / Location: Menasha, Wisconsin

We seek young adult Catholics, 20-29 years of age, who want to be equipped with experience and knowledge to be youth ministers. We want to invest in you! You will have a mentor and learn to: Implement a comprehensive youth ministry program. Engage youth & adults and call them into the ministry. Plan, organize and… Read more »

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SPIRITUS Missionary

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Start: Aug 16, 2020 / End: May 15, 2021 / Location: Menasha, Wisconsin

We are seeking passionate Catholics, 20-29 years old, who want to ignite the faith in Catholic youth! SPIRITUS missionaries live in community, travel to schools and parishes throughout Wisconsin, and inspire 5,000+ youth in grades 2-12 through retreats, spiritual programs, and parish-based youth ministry. Watch a short video about SPIRITUS Ministries HERE! SPIRITUS missionaries come… Read more »

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Farm Fellowship

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Start: Aug 1, 2020 / End: Dec 18, 2020 / Location: Aston, PA

Franciscan Farm Fellows is a new pilot program of the Office of Young Adults with the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia. Beginning August 1st and ending mid-December, Franciscan Farm Fellows will work at Red Hill Farm, a six-acre organic Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm, learning about sustainable agriculture from the ground up. Farm Fellows… Read more »

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Make a difference in the lives of high schoolers

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Start: Aug 17, 2020 / End: Jul 11, 2021 / Location: New Jersey

A year of service will set you on a rewarding path. We promise. Good Shepherd Volunteers is a year-long volunteer program that serves women, adolescents, and children affected by poverty, violence, and neglect. We are looking for someone passionate about specialized education access to serve high school students. Are you looking to make an impact… Read more »

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Help families in the Foster Care system

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Start: Aug 17, 2020 / End: Jul 11, 2021 / Location: New York

A year of service will set you on a rewarding path. We promise. Good Shepherd Volunteers is a year-long volunteer program that serves women, adolescents, and children affected by poverty, violence, and neglect. We are looking for a recent college grad to serve women, children, and families currently in the Foster Care system. Are you… Read more »

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Social Justice Advocacy Fellowship

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Start: Aug 17, 2020 / End: Jul 11, 2021 / Location: Maryland

A year of service will set you on a rewarding path. We promise. Good Shepherd Volunteers is a year-long volunteer program that serves women, adolescents, and children affected by poverty, violence, and neglect. We are looking for a strong social justice focused advocate to serve at The National Advocacy Center in Washington D.C. Are you… Read more »

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