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How Can Your Gift of Time Make a Difference?

Direct-service Volunteering
provides an opportunity to assist and interact directly with the clients/guests served by an agency, such as distributing clothing to the needy or serving meals to the hungry in a soup kitchen. Most volunteers seek a direct service volunteer opportunity as it provides an immediate, personal interaction with those being served. Most direct service volunteer opportunities deal with a person’s immediate needs such as food, clothing and shelter.

Indirect-service Volunteering provides an opportunity to assist and interact directly with agency staff who work directly with clients. Most indirect-service volunteer opportunities limit a volunteer’s interaction with clients due to the nature of its services that may require protection of personal information or identity, such as health/behavioral health services or a crisis center. Most indirect-service volunteer opportunities include providing administrative support, event planning, or donating goods or organizing collections of goods to address immediate needs such as clothing, food or holiday gifts.

Whether direct volunteering or indirect, both make a difference in the lives of the vulnerable, the hungry, the lost and the lonely.

Here at Catholic Charities, the primary outreach ministry of the Covington Diocese, we offer both direct-service and indirect-service volunteering opportunities, ranging from the ongoing to the occasional, to the seasonal or as-needed.

We strive to offer gratifying volunteer opportunities which utilize a volunteer’s generous gift of time, talent and sometimes tangible, donated treasures/goods in ways which join in and support our mission of healing and hope.

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