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Volunteer Positions

Are you looking for an opportunity to serve in 2024?

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

Volunteers are needed in these areas:

  • Soup Kitchens – Cook and serve lunch on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays in Allentown.  Serve dinners weekdays in Pottsville.
    **Cooks are particularly needed Mondays and Fridays 8:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. in Allentown.  ** Servers needed at both locations.  Shifts are 3-4 hours.
  • Food Pantry – Organize and prepare boxes with food donations – weekdays and some Saturdays – Allentown.
  • Ambassadors –  Organize drives for food, baby items, toiletries and school supplies in parishes and partner organizations – flexible schedule.
  • Development – Assist with many tasks to make fundraisers a success – flexible schedule from your home or at our Allentown office.
  • Drivers – Pick up and deliver food donations for the Soup Kitchens and Food Pantries – weekdays – Allentown and Pottsville.
  • 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, 402 W. Chew Street  Allentown, PA 18102

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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