Be A Volunteer

Because we need you.

We’re working to end poverty in West Virginia. Join us.

The number of West Virginians living in poverty is an unacceptable reality that inspires us to action. With your support, we can make a difference. Together, we can transform the lives of those who are struggling to survive, and enable them to thrive.

Hands-on Extended Service for Groups

Refugee Resettlement

Migration and Refugee Services’ goal is to enable the refugee to attain early self-sufficiency. Catholic Charities West Virginia staff and volunteers provide resettlement services to newly arrived refugees.

An individual or community group such as a parish, church society or civic organization may act as a sponsor. The group approach seems to work best in assimilating the new family into the adoptive community.

If you or your parish or community group are interested in learning more abut sponsorship, call our Resettlement Director, Kim Keene, at (304) 343-1036.

Click here for more information about the role of sponsors.

Governance, Committees and Advisory

Board of Director Membership

Our Board of Directors can be seen here.

Membership is by invitation only.

Board Committee Adjunct Membership

The Adjunct Board is made up of member volunteers who provide advice and execute specific tasks under the direction of the Governing Board. Adjunct Board members may, but are not obligated to, attend regular board meetings and work sessions of the Governing Board. Adjunct Board members have no voting rights as do members of the Governing Board.

Membership is by invitation only.

Regional Advisory Council Membership

It is the purpose of each Regional Advisory Council to assist the CCWVa Board of Directors in furthering the mission of CCWVa within its specific regional area. Regional Advisory Councils will fulfill this purpose by accepting responsibility for the following activities:
• Represent and promote the activities and interests of CCWVa to local communities by interacting with Catholic parishes and other faith groups, civic and social action organizations, government entities, social service agencies, current and potential partners, and area businesses.

• Support regional staff and assist the well being of CCWVa local programs by advising the Regional Director and/or the specialized program staff representative on the Regional Advisory Council.

• Assess regional community and CCWVa program needs and make recommendations to the CCWVa Board of Directors regarding program development.

• Review financial reports and monitor the financial well being of each respective regional office.

• Assist with revenue development through participation in fundraising activities.

• Recruit committed volunteer, church, community and professional leaders to serve on the Regional Advisory Council and to review and assist in carrying out the activities of the agency.

If you would like more information about joining your local council, contact your regional director or our executive secretary, Becky Bower, at bbower@ccwva.org, and be sure to include your county of residence.

Resource Event Assistance

Special Event Committee Membership

Production Assistance

3rd Party Resource-Raising

Our Special Event Committee plans, organizes, and executes our statewide charitable fundraisers such as the Autumn Gathering and the Mardi Gras Gala. The committee also assists with securing sponsors and donations for all events.

If you’d like to inquire about joining the statewide Special Event Committee and you live near Wheeling, Martinsburg or Charleston, please fill out the volunteer information form.

Ready to get more involved in our events? Every event requires many helping hands, from . registration, to event set-up and tear-down, we need all the help we can get for every event large or small.

Examples include Knights of Columbus Steak Fry for CCNC, Polar Bear Plunge, HealthPlex Race, CCHS Food Drive. We welcome all like-minded groups who want to organize an event to support Catholic Charities of WV initiatives.

Localized Direct Service

Outreach Intake

Our Outreach Services are many and varied. There is definitely one in your area that would be thrilled to have your help. For more information, use the Programs menu above and contact the listed director or outreach contact person.

Food Pantry Inventory Assistance

For more information on where our food pantries are, see Programs > Nutritional Assistance in our main menu above, and contact the listed director or contact person. If you’d like to inquire about starting a food pantry or food assistance program in your area, contact our executive secretary, Becky Bower, at bbower@ccwva.org.

Meal Delivery

The Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center sponsors meal delivery for elderly or homebound citizens in need. To offer your services, call the Neighborhood Center at 304-232-7157 or fill out our contact form.

On-site Meal Service and Kitchen Help

On-site prepared meals are available at the Neighborhood Center in Wheeling
Monday thru Saturday 9:00 am and 4:30 pm
and at the Stone Soup Kitchen in Parkersburg
Every Wednesday 11:00 am –12:30 pm. To sign up to help, use the contact form on this page.

Thrift Store

Our thrift stores offer gently used large or small household items and clothing for low-cost resale.
Thrift stores are located in Hinton, WV and Webster Springs, WV. Click here for more information.

Facilities Operations Assistance

All locations are in need of maintenance, clerical, and other work. To offer your services, contact the staff member listed for your program of choice, or complete the contact form on this page.

Internships

We are currently in the process of developing an internship program. Possible fields include Social Work, Marketing, Fundraising, and Advocacy/Social Justice.  Complete our contact form or check back for more information.

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