“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” - Aesop

Volunteers are the backbone of Catholic Community Services of Utah (CCS). Their time, energy, and compassion are what make our programs so successful. CCS volunteers are thoroughly trained and undergo background checks to ensure the safety and overall quality of our programs.

Volunteer Opportunities

Our biggest volunteer needs right now are for refugee mentors in Salt Lake City and refugee foster care tutors in Utah County. We also need administration, warehouse and reception assistance in Ogden. We look forward to working with you if any of these areas interest you. Otherwise, read below to see what other opportunities we have to offer.

Help a refugee family learn about life in Utah. There are several ways to help:Work with CCS Job Developers to teach refugees how to write a great resume and assist them in locating jobs.Mentor a refugee family. At minimum, spend 2-3 hours a week for 4-6 months helping a family acquaint to life in Utah. Tasks include everything from explaining American grocery stores to attending Parent-Teacher conferences.Teach English to refugees.Tutor school-age refugee children.Assist with the set-up of refugee family homes prior to arrival.Assist case managers with office help assisting with refugee transition and clerical assistance.

Help organize and sort clothing and home furnishings in the Sharehouse.

Teach parenting, budgeting, meal planning, and/or diet and exercise classes to clients.

Serve lunch at the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall (Lunch is from 11:30a.m.–1:00p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturdays from 10:00a.m.-11:00a.m.).

Help stock shelves, organize and sort food at the Hall Food Bank (Shifts available Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.).Assist with food bank client intake, resource and referral services and general office needs during busniess hours Monday-Friday. Volunteer as a driver to deliver food boxes to elderly or shut-in clients, as well as food pick-up from grocery stores.Organize the St. Martha's Baby Project storage room, help deliver the layettes to area hospitals and create blankets.

Office help is needed in all programs during business hours. Duties include, but aren't limited to computer data entry, answering phones, and filing.We need volunteers with specialized skills from accounting to painting to assist our clients and agency with various projects and special events.

Maintenance of all building grounds including snow removal and lawn care.

CCS always needs volunteers to organize donation drives as well. Please click here to see what we need!

Complete Volunteer Interest Form

Questions or Ideas?

Don't see what you were looking for? We welcome any ideas on how to help us help the community. Please contact  with your suggestions. Or check out our Advocate page for other ways to get involved.

For northern Utah volunteers, contact  for more questions. Volunteers in our Ogden area programs will attend a volunteer orientation that lasts from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. weekdays prior to volunteering.


Are you a college or graduate student looking to gain some more experience in your field? We would love to show you the ropes and have you join the CCS team. Please send a letter of interest to .

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For our Parish volunteers, please log your hours and other information here.

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