Volunteers can be found at all levels of the Catherine McAuley Center! Many work directly with clients, some support projects behind the scenes, and others provide leadership through the board or a committee, but they are all offering hope and opportunity with their service.
Explore common volunteer roles below, then sign up for an orientation (required for direct service roles like tutoring) or contact our Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-731-0446 to get started!
*Orientation required for this volunteer role
*Tutor Adult Learners
Help an adult learner improve basic academic skills, learn English, or study for the U.S. citizenship exam. (Minimum commitment of 1 hour per week for 10 weeks)
Be a friend to a refugee or immigrant family by sharing meals, celebrating holidays together, or answering questions as they navigate a new culture. (Meet at least once per month for 6 months. Scheduling is flexible)
Help an immigrant or refugee access employment services, create a resume, or complete online applications. (Meet weekly throughout job search. Scheduling is flexible)
Provide a ride to important appointments and meetings for immigrant and refugee families who don’t have transportation. (Flexible scheduling based on your availability)
Offer interpretation services to refugee and immigrant families who are struggling to connect to resources due to a language barrier. (Flexible scheduling)
Host a Food/Supply Drive or Fundraiser
Work with your club, workplace, or place of worship to raise funds or supplies that directly support the mission of the Catherine McAuley Center! Collect items from our wishlist, gather household goods for a new refugee family, or get creative and host an event to benefit CMC! (Resources for supply drives and fundraisers available!)
Join a Committee
Help advise various departments or initiatives of the Catherine McAuley Center! Committee advisory areas include but are not limited to endowment, events, facilities, finance, fundraising and public relations, and programs. (Committees meet for one hour on a monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly basis)
Help with basic facility needs such as making a trip to the recycling center, painting, moving furniture, or cleaning and organizing. (Flexible scheduling, projects as needed)
Social Media Advocacy
Gain work experience by working directly with Catherine McAuley Center program or administrative staff!
Are you a graphic designer? Do you enjoy event planning? Let us know what special talent or skill you would like to share with us!