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Volunteer Positions

Are you looking for an opportunity to serve in 2022?

You can make a difference, provide HELP and create HOPE!

Volunteers are needed in these areas:

  • Soup Kitchen – Cook and serve meals at noon on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays in Allentown.  Serve dinners weekdays or at lunch on Sundays in Pottsville.
    **Volunteers are particularly needed Mondays and Fridays 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. in Allentown.
  • Food Pantry – Organize and prepare bags with food donations – weekdays – Allentown and Reading.
  • Ambassadors –  Organize drives for food, baby items, toiletries and school supplies – flexible schedule.
  • Compassionate Listeners – Spend time on the phone with older adults and veterans on weekdays.
  • Development – Assist with many taks to make fundraisers a success – flexible schedule from your home or at our Allentown office.
  • Ombudsman – Answer and resolve issues older adults experience in the long-term care system. Visit www.catholiccharitiesad.org/volunteer in the Ombudsman Volunteer Opportunity section on the website for more information.
  • Photographer  – Take digital photos at agency events for social media, the website,  publications and fundraising appeals.

Volunteer opportunities are available all year long. All volunteers must complete background checks, trainings and forms. To join our volunteer team, please contact Bob Olney and request a volunteer packet at 610-435-1541, extension 327 or email

Download our Volunteer Application here »

Please complete the volunteer application and background check requests and mail the originals to:

Catholic Charities, 900 S. Woodward Street  Allentown, PA 18103

For any questions, please call 610-435-1541 extension 327

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Ombudsman Volunteer Opportunities

A Volunteer Ombudsman is a community neighbor who is specially trained to find answers and resolve simple problems older adults experience in the long-term care system.  For more information and application, click here:

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