VOLUNTEER INFORMATION BOOK
RESPONDING IN CRISIS STABILIZING LIVES ADVOCATING HOPE
1 FOR OVER 70,000 PEOPLE THROUGHOUT EASTERN WASHINGTON
VOLUNTEER WITH US Catholic Charities knows that partnering with the greater community is the best approach for addressing the most pressing challenges Eastern Washington faces. We rely on volunteers to support many of our programs and to share the work of providing hope and stability to our neighbors. We believe community challenges require a community response. We have created unique opportunities for individuals, groups, businesses, schools, students and retirees to work with us in affirming the dignity of our most vulnerable neighbors. Thank you for considering Catholic Charities Eastern Washington as your volunteer site. We would be honored to have your time and talent! We hope this booklet will answer any questions and help you discern where your gifts can most help our patrons, clients and programs. We offer short term, long-term and one-time service opportunities. We have volunteer opportunities in 15 programs throughout Eastern Washington so there is something for everyone!
IN THIS BOOK YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION ON · Our History, Philosophy and Services · Ways to Get Involved with our Mission · Donation Drive Information · Volunteer Programs and Opportunities for: Individuals Retirees Internships Church Groups · How to Apply to Volunteer Youth Families Service Learning Corporate Service
WHAT WE DO
we transform lives by
RESPONDING TO CRISIS to ease the suffering of individuals and families who have been affected by disaster, who are experiencing homelessness or who are healing from trauma or addiction. STABILIZING LIVES by providing affordable apartments to the elderly, people living with disabilities and those who have experienced homelessness; helping with household chores and transportation to allow the elderly and people living with disabilities to remain in their homes; and providing free produce and farmers market vouchers so children and low-income seniors have access to healthy food. ADVOCATING IN HOPE to help people make progress in their own lives. We provide services that assist parents and children, migrants and people living with mental illness to live out more completely their identities as people made in the image and likeness of God.
Since 1912, Catholic Charities has affirmed the dignity of every person, partnering with parishes and the greater community to serve and advocate for those who are vulnerable, bringing stability and hope to people throughout Eastern Washington. Rooted in this mission, our legacy of service to our most vulnerable neighbors, regardless of religious affiliation, continually builds a foundation of stability, health and hope.
We herald Christ’s love for all by engaging each person respectfully and compassionately. We accompany them with dignity and love on their individual journey through poverty, addiction and illness.
As a Catholic organization, we promote the life and dignity of all persons at all stages of life.
Responding to Christ’s love, we envision a community where children born into poverty can thrive as adults, where all people live with the dignity of a roof over their heads and where the voiceless can speak and be heard. We collaborate with partners in business, government, church and nonprofit fields to solve community problems. We pioneer innovative programs to inspire action and hope among our clients. At all times, we commit steadfastly to the dignity of every person at all stages of life.
Catholic Charities affirms the
of every person,
WITH PARISHES AND THE GREATER COMMUNITY
for those who are
to people throughout Eastern Washington.
SERVICE LOCATIONS SPOKANE, WASHINGTON
Spokane Falls Community College
Spokane Falls Blvd
East 2nd Avenue
West 2nd Avenue
West 3rd Avenue
East 3rd Avenue
West 5th Avenue
St. Anne’s Children & Family Center 25 W 5th Ave CAPA/PREPARES 25 W 5th Ave (lower level) Community Housing Services/ Housing Stabilization 19 W Pacific Avenue Counseling/Rising Strong/ Senior Services 1960 N Holy Names Court
House of Charity Shelter 32 W Pacific Ave
St. Margaret’s Shelter
Catholic Charities Eastern Washington 12 E 5th Ave Emergency Assistance
WHERE WE WORK
70,000 people served annually in 13 counties of Eastern Washington
Catholic Charities Walla Walla
Childbirth & Parenting Assistance (CAPA)/PREPARES
Food For All
House of Charity
Immigration Legal Services
Parish Social Ministry
OUR MISSION Catholic Charities affirms the dignity of every person, partnering with parishes and the greater community to serve and advocate for those who are vulnerable, bringing stability and hope to people throughout Eastern Washington.
St. Anne’s Children & Family Center
St. Margaret’s Shelter
Senior Services/Volunteer Chore
Walla Walla Loft Center
STREET ADDRESS 12 East 5th Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202
MAILING ADDRESS P.O. Box 2253, Spokane, WA 99210-2253
PHONE (509) 358-4250 or (800) 831-1209
Disaster Relief Disaster Relief provides residents of communities affected by natural disasters in Eastern Washington with access to case management, financial assistance and material support through
an on-site case manager. Emergency Assistance
Emergency Assistance provides residents of communities throughout Eastern Washington with access to assistance with basic needs, from groceries and gas to utilities and rent, through a network of parish and community partners. House of Charity House of Charity provides emergency shelter and services to individuals experiencing homelessness while preserving their individual dignity. House of Charity provides meals, case management and shelter to an underserved population of homeless men and women in any condition. Rising Strong Rising Strong provides residential services that allow families to stay together while they begin to recover from addiction, heal from trauma and rebuild their lives. Rising Strong offers holistic, family-centered drug treatment and housing to families at risk of entry to foster care. St. Margaret’s Shelter St. Margaret’s Shelter provides transitional shelter to promote positive life changes in a supportive, short-term environment. Families experiencing homelessness can enter this emergency and transitional shelter and access case management to regain and stabilize housing. Catholic Housing Communities Catholic Housing Communities is at the forefront of efforts to transform lives and communities by housing all people. Catholic Housing Communities provides affordable housing, including wraparound services to help residents thrive, to low-income seniors, veterans, people living with disabilities, farmworkers and chronically homeless individuals and families. Food For All Food For All provides healthy, locally grown food to children and residents who are low-income and/or elderly. Food For All works with community partners, early childhood education centers and farmers markets to develop infrastructure that helps vulnerable residents access local fresh fruit and vegetables. Housing Stabilization Housing Stabilization helps households stabilize their housing, income or substance use. Housing Stabilization empowers individuals and families to achieve their own goals for stability by providing supported housing, supported employment and opioid peer support services. Senior Services Senior Services helps low-income clients who are elderly and/or living with disabilities live in their own homes longer. Senior Services helps clients build bonds of friendship with volunteers, who drive them to appointments and shopping trips and help them with basic household chores.
CAPA/PREPARES CAPA/PREPARES provides an environment where parents can build loving bonds with their kids to prepare them for a healthy future. CAPA/PREPARES offers mentorship, resources and groups and classes to expecting and parenting individuals and families with children aged 5 and under. Christmas Bureau Catholic Charities coordinates the Christmas Bureau, an annual holiday assistance program, with Volunteers of America and The Spokesman-Review. The Christmas Bureau provides toys, books and grocery store vouchers for thousands of low- income individuals and families. Counseling Counseling provides high-quality behavioral health services that affirm the power of all people to change on their unique journey to wellness. Counseling uses evidence-based practices to provide support, reduce suffering and build resiliency for all persons regardless of ability to pay. Counseling offers discounted fees for persons who qualify and will not deny services based on a person’s race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability status, religion, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. Immigration Legal Services Immigration Legal Services provides legal services that help families reunify and integrate into our community. Immigration Legal Services offers consultations, representation and assistance to documented and undocumented immigrants of all nationalities, ethnicities and religions. Parish Social Ministry Parish Social Ministry empowers parishes, schools and community groups to connect with, advocate for and stand in solidarity with vulnerable community members. Rooted in Catholic Social Teaching, Parish Social Ministry coordinates emergency assistance, disaster relief services and local grant funding to address individual needs and systemic issues of injustice. St. Anne’s Children & Family Center St. Anne’s Children & Family Center provides high-quality early learning opportunities and experiences for children aged 1 month through 6 years. As a participant in the Washington State Early Achievers program, St. Anne’s is committed to meeting and exceeding all quality and educational standards for
our center and for each child we serve. Catholic Charities Walla Walla
Catholic Charities Walla Walla provides services to respond in crisis, stabilize lives and advocate in hope in the southern counties of Eastern Washington. Catholic Charities Walla Walla serves as a regional office of Catholic Charities Eastern Washington.
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St. Margaret’s Shelter Volunteers
· We want our volunteers to feel connected to our Mission and the work we do as an agency. Volunteers will understand how our core values of Respect, Collaboration, Justice and Compassion are integral to our mission and service to others. · Our volunteers will understand the dynamics and challenges of the work we do for the poor and vulnerable in our community. We serve ALL people regardless of race, ethnicity, faith, etc., · Volunteers will know the value of their time. Volunteers save our agency $3 million dollars a year by contributing over 170,000 hours of service in support of 70,000 people in our community. Each program will help volunteers to quantify the difference they make through dollars saved, lives improved, persons fed, babies diapered, etc. · Volunteers will understand the culture of our programs/sites: how to treat patrons, resources for clients, what to wear, hours of operation, flow chart of workforce, who to go to for help/assistance, etc. · Each volunteer will read and understand our Code of Conduct and our confidentiality expectations to ensure that all our clients are treated with dignity and respect. · Volunteers will know any safety policies and procedures for their volunteer site. The safety of our staff, clients, and volunteers is essential to the successful execution of our work. GOALS FOR OUR VOLUNTEERS
HOW ARE YOUR CALLED TO SERVE? Catholic Charities has many programs and serves a variety of clients at multiple locations. Our goal is to place volunteers where their gifts, skills and time can do the most good. Please consider the following questions then peruse our program information in the next few pages and let us know where you feel called to serve: WHAT CAUSES ARE MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU?
· Supporting families and children to live healthy and stable lives · Assisting senior and disabled adults to thrive in their homes and lives · Supporting food security for children, families and seniors · Feeding and supporting the homeless · Helping families and individuals transition out of homelessness · Supporting early childhood development · Providing happy holidays to families and individuals in need · Assisting with yard, facility and home maintenance for our clients · Supporting our agency with fundraising or administrative support · Assisting with donations sorting and delivery to our clients HOWMUCH TIME TO YOU HAVE TO VOLUNTEER? One Time Bi-Weekly 3-6 Months On-call or as needed Weekly Monthly Nine months to a year Indefinitely
What part of town do you live in? Do you want to volunteer near where you live? Are you comfortable volunteering on your own or would you like to create or join a service group? Over the next pages you can learn more about the types of volunteer opportunities each of our programs offer, who our programs serve and when volunteer shifts are available.
WHERE DO WE NEED YOUR HELP?
Organizing Donation Drives
Holiday Assistance Sorting Donations
Spring/Fall Yard Cleaning Cooking/Serving Meals Providing Child Supervision Bundling Diapers Building & Grounds Maintenance Gardening Raking Leaves for Seniors Socializing with Patrons Teaching Life Skills Event Support Office Assistance Driving Clients for Appointments Help with Game Nights Delivering Food
MON-THUR 9AM - 5 PM FRIDAYS & WEEKENDS
FAMILIES & CHILDREN SCHOOL & YOUTH GROUPS BUSINESSES & CLUBS
SENIORS/DISABLED CLIENTS CHILDREN & FAMILIES
14 ARE YOU READY TO APPLY TO VOLUNTEER? GO ONLINE AT WWW.CCEASTERNWA.ORG/APPLYNOW 14
ENGAGE AT EVERY STAGE IT’S TIME TO
GIVE & RECEIVE CLUB VOLUNTEERING AT HOUSE OF CHARITY
It’s never TOO EARLY or TOO LATE to START VOLUNTEERING! Come on your own... Bring a group... Or join one of our service clubs
YOUTH SERVICE CREW Catholic Charities newest youth initiative is a program called the “Youth Service Crew”. It is a youth volunteer group (ages 14-18) that gives students valuable service opportunities in numerous Catholic Charities programs. There is a six hour service requirement over the course of the school year, however, we encourage students to give as much of their time as they choose. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to see first-hand what Catholic Charities does as an organization, become familiar with the programs and staff, and determine whether they would like to apply the following year for the Catholic Charities Junior Board. (Students must volunteer on the Youth Service Crew a minimum of one year before they are able to apply to the Catholic Charities Junior Board).
To learn more about our youth programs, please contact us at email@example.com or go to www.cceasternwa.org/youth-volunteer
JUNIOR BOARD Our Junior Board is open to Juniors and Seniors in high school interested in participating in service and leading youth–oriented service projects. Board participation is by application and requires one year of participation in our Youth Service Crew.
Please note: Youth groups under age 12 are not allowed to serve at House of Charity or St. Anne’s Children & Family Center.
STUDENT ENGAGED LEARNING
We value the role commuinity engaged learning experiences contribute to personal and professional development.
SERVICE LEARNING Service Learning Students need to complete our online volunteer application in order to be considered. www.cceasternwa.org/applynow · Photocopies of state issued identification and the social security number of the applicant must be supplied for the required background check. · We require 20 hours/term for service learning which must be completed within two weeks before the term ends. (This may be more than your professor requires, but it is the minimum needed to volunteer with Catholic Charities Eastern Washington.) Please get started early in the term and don’t put off your hours until the last minute, or we may not be able to approve all your service hours. · We ask that all service learning students provide a copy of their course learning objectives to their on-site supervisor at the beginning of the term so we can be a true partner in your learning process. · You will need to provide your own transportation to and from the volunteer site. Consider finding a friend to volunteer with so you can carpool. · Please try to stick with your agreed upon volunteer schedule. If you need to miss your scheduled time, please give your volunteer site coordinator at least 24 hours notice. · Check with your volunteer site coordinator on attire, where to park, and work expectations – your site orientation is a good time to do this. · Remember that volunteering is like a job. We would love to serve as a reference for you in the future, but that means we expect you to approach your volunteering in a professional manner. If we sign your service learning contract we expect you to fulfill your obligations in a reliable fashion.
INTERNSHIPS AND PRACTICUM PLACEMENTS
· We have limited slots for internships/practicums so please contact us well in advance of your anticipated start date. Many of our programs host interns and practicum students, but not every semester or quarter so most slots are filled on a first come, first served basis. · In order to be considered, you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire about your program requirements and be available for an interview. Please allow at least three weeks to complete this part of the process. · Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the internship/practicum questionnaire. · You will need to provide a copy of any expectations, requirements, learning contracts or paperwork involved with your internship at or before your interview. · If you are selected for an internship or practicum, you will need to complete our online volunteer application at least two weeks prior to your start date. The application can be found at: www.cceasternwa.org/applynow · Photocopies of state issued identification and the social security number of the applicant must be supplied for the required background check.
GIVE & RECEIVE VOLUNTEER RETIREMENT CLUB
Looking for a way to serve?
In need of community?
Catholic Charities recognizes the experience and perspective retirees bring with them, and hopes to provide a volunteer experience that honors their special gifts and talents. We host a volunteer club aimed at engaging retirees in meaningful service. The program, called the Give and Receive Club, will offer members the opportunity to serve at each of our 10 local service sites throughout the year. The goal is that each member will find a permanent volunteer placement in one of Catholic Charities’ programs. This unique club will foster community for its members as they serve alongside each other and partake in shared experiences such as Mass, coffee klatches, and reflection sharing about their volunteer experiences. Members will have an opportunity to learn how our agency supports the needs of our community in a comprehensive fashion.
To learn more about our Give and Receive Club, please contact Karen Orlando at (509) 459-6169 or Karen.Orlando@cceasternwa.org.
Volunteers from Providence/St. Joseph Network
VOLUNTEER WITH YOUR GROUP We love hosting groups for service days. Please consider bringing your school, club, youth group, family, college club/fraternity, civic group, business or book club to serve with us.
Check out our group service project online at www.cceasternwa.org/group-volunteer or call (509) 358-4270
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT THE WORK OF CATHOLIC CHARITIES ATTEND OR SPONSOR AN EVENT
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT THE WORK OF CATHOLIC CHARITIES
Bring a group of volunteers
DONATE GENTLY USED ITEMS OR HOST A DONATION DRIVE.
Make a bequest or a memorial gift
Follow us on social media
Become a Partner in Hope with a monthly gift CALL (509) 455-3042 or visit www.cceasternwa.org Commit to the future with a gift to the Catholic Charities Foundation CALL (509) 459-6174 Ask your employer for a Charitable Matching Form If offered, your gift to us grows. Designate Catholic Charities Eastern Washington through your WORKPLACE GIVING payroll deduction program • United WayComplete Donor Option Form
MAKE A FINANCIAL GIFT
PRAY OR ADVOCATE
CORPORATE GIVING OPPORTUNITIES
Host a donation drive.
WE’D LOVE YOUR GENTLY USED HOUSEHOLD AND CLOTHING ITEMS
St. Margaret’s, (101 E Hartson) and our main office (12 E 5th Avenue), accept in-kind donations during normal business hours. Our clients and patrons can always use toiletries, socks, towels, diapers, and small household items such as pots and pans, coffee pots, plates, cups, etc.
Please designate Catholic Charities Eastern Washington on your donor pledge form through the United Way Corporate Workplace Giving Campaign. Call United Way at (509) 838-6581 to request a form. WORKPLACE GIVING
BRING YOUR OFFICE OR COMPANY TO VOLUNTEER AT ONE OF OUR PROGRAMS.
CONSIDER A CHARITABLE MATCHING GIFT
YOU’RE INVITED ! Please consider attending or being a sponsor at a Catholic Charities event
Ask your employer for a Charitable Matching form. Your generosity will go that much farther for Catholic Charities Eastern Washington.
Questions? Email Stacie Eckert at email@example.com or call (509) 459-6174.
For more information or to register, please go to www.cceasternwa.org/events
DESIGNATE US IN A RETAIL SHOPPERS PROGRAM
It’s a simple way to help just by shopping! We are grateful for community-minded retailers that offer programs that allow you to give when you shop. Please designate Catholic Charities Eastern Washington as the recipient of their gift.
Many of our donors choose to donate on a monthly basis. If you would like to set up an automatic credit card donation, please call (509) 455-3042. BECOME A PARTNER IN HOPE WITH A MONTHLY GIFT
OUR PROGRAMS AND CLIENTS NEED YOUR HELP!
Please consider donating new and gently used items that are in constant demand at our programs
Coffee Cups Towels Socks Blankets School Supplies
Diapers Clothing Personal Hygiene Items
Non-Perishable Food Items Warm Outerwear Cleaning Supplies Sheet Sets Shampoo/Conditioner
Toilet Paper Art Supplies
it’s as easy as
Pick a month or type of donation 1
Gather your donations 2
Call for drop off instructions 3
Or you can drop off your donations between 7am-5pm, Monday through Thursday, to the receptionist at the Catholic Charities Family Services, 12 E 5th Spokane, WA. Donations will be dispersed to programs to share with clients in need.
www.cceasternwa.org (509) 358-4250
Pleasehelpus provideourclients withbedding (sheets,blankets, comforters,and pillowcases),pillows, towels (kitchenand bath),and sleepingbags. Pleasehelpusget ready forback-to- schoolbydonating backpacks,arts andcraftssupplies, children’sscissors, kineticsand,play dough,dryerase markers,glue, constructionpaper, andanyother schoolsupplies. Pleasehelpus provideour programswith summer itemssuch assunscreen, flip-flops, swimdiapers, children’sswimsuits andsunglasses. laundrysoap,shampoo/ conditioner,disposable razors,deodorant,pads/ tampons,toothpaste, toothbrushes,babywipes, handsanitizer,adult incontinenceproducts, tissues,toiletpaper,etc. Pleasehelpus provideourclients withcold-weather necessities likewin- tercoatsand jackets, hats,mittens/ gloves,scarves,long underwear,socks, andboots (men’s, women’s,and children’sneeded). Pleasehelpusprovide ourclientswithpersonal hygieneitemssuch asbodywash/soap,
Pleasehelpus ensure food stability forour clientsbydonating nonperishable foods, healthysnacks, andcookbooks. Pleasehelpus provideoursmallest clientswithbaby itemssuchas strollers,packand plays,swings, highchairs,boppy pillows,etc.,pull- ups,swimdiapers, anddiapers-- especially insizes 4,5,and6. Pleasehelpupus provideourclients withbuspasses andgascards. Transportation iscrucial to maintaining their independence anddignity. bras.Wewillgladly takesummer items anddistributethem whenneeded. Pleasehelpus provideourclients withkitchen items suchas:potsand pans,crockpots, cookingutensils, measuringcupsand spoons,bakeware, aprons,hotpads, flatware,etc. Pleasehelpus provideourclients withneworgently usedclothing for women,men,and children,including jackets,shoes,socks, andunderwear/ Pleasehelpus provideservicestoour clientsbydonating maintenanceitems suchascleaning supplies,largeplastic yardbags,gardening gloves,rakes,and gardeningtools.
Pleasehelpusprovide ourclientswithpersonal hygieneitemssuch asbodywash/soap, laundrysoap,shampoo/ conditioner,disposable razors,deodorant,pads/ tampons,toothpaste, toothbrushes,babywipes, handsanitizer,adult incontinenceproducts, tissues,toiletpaper,etc.
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CAN SERVE . YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE A COLLEGE DEGREE TO SERVE. YOU DON’T HAVE TO MAKE YOUR SUBJECT AND VERB AGREE TO SERVE. You only need a HEART full of GRACE . A soul generated by love.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
IT IS EASY TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER
CHECK OUT OUR PROGRAMS AND SERVICES ON OUR WEB PAGE CCEASTERNWA.ORG
LEARN WHAT PROGRAMS NEED VOLUNTEER HELP THROUGH THE VOLUNTEER TAB WWW.CCEASTERNWA.ORG/VOLUNTEER
DECIDE WHERE YOUR GIFTS AND SKILLS CAN HELP THE MOST
FILL OUT OUR VOLUNTEER APPLICATION WWW.CCEASTERNWA.ORG/APPLYNOW OR CALL (509) 358-4270 TO SCHEDULE A ATTEND INFORMATIN SESSION OR ATTEND A TOUR
ONCE YOUR VOLUNTEER APPLICAITON IS PROCESSED (10-14 DAYS), YOU WILL BE INVITED TO AN ORIENTATION WHERE YOU CAN SET UP YOUR VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE.
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