We believe strongly in our mission to “be Christ’s love to those who suffer”; however, this goal would be unattainable without the strong presence of volunteers.
Catholic Charities reaches a wide spectrum of people and the need for volunteers is great. We have more than 15 specific areas of service, along with special events that occur throughout the year.
We help those in need without regard to religion, race or country of origin. We value all human life, and we treat each person we serve with respect and dignity.
The Church teaches us this through Catholic Social Teaching. Click here to read the seven basic themes of Catholic Social Teaching and to better understand why we do what we do.
Do I need to be Catholic to Volunteer?
The answer is NO. Like those we serve, we encourage volunteers of any religion, race and/or country of origin. Less than 10% of those we serve are Catholic, and likewise there are many non-Catholics who volunteer their time and talent. Many of our volunteers have been touched in some way by Catholic Charities and have now chosen volunteering as a way to give back.
We have a place for you!
How do I apply to volunteer at Catholic Charities?
Step 1: Fill out the Volunteer Application. You can pick up an application at the Administration Reception Desk between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, or you can download one here –-> Click here to download a volunteer application. (Please use an ink pen.)
Step 2: Bring your completed Volunteer Application to one of our monthly Volunteer Orientation Sessions. These are held four (4) times a month, both during the day and in the evening, for your convenience. During this session you will be taken on a tour of the campus, the different programs and departments will be explained, and the various volunteer opportunities will be discussed. We will also give an orientation to volunteering at Catholic Charities and discuss the responsibilities and requirements of a volunteer. At the end of the session we clarify your application information so we can do a background check – to ensure safety for our volunteers, staff and clients – and discuss individually what program/department you might volunteer in.
Volunteer Orientation Sessions are: (Please be sure to reserve your spot by clicking the link below)
The 1st Wednesday of every month at 1pm (1pm-3pm)
The 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2pm (2pm-4pm)
The 3rd Wednesday of every month at 3pm (3pm-5pm)
The 4th Wednesday of every month at 6pm (6pm-8pm)
Sessions are held in the Administration Building/Education Center at Catholic Charities located at 2450 North Harvard in Tulsa.
Step 3: All volunteers for Catholic Charities who work with children are required to attend Virtus Training. If you have not already had Virtus training, then you will need to complete an online “Protecting God’s Children” session. If you have already attended a session or done the online training, bring us a copy of your certificate or tell us where and when you attended. If you will be required to take the training, we will forward to you the specific instructions.
Step 4: Wait until we contact you (which could take up to two weeks). When the background check is complete (we take care of all the details), we then contact you to schedule your first volunteer day. At that time you will be introduced to your team and will begin any training that is needed for your specific role.
To apply to become a volunteer – click here to download a volunteer application.
If you are a student and want to volunteer – click here.