Extend a Hand. Change a Life.

Interested in Volunteering?

If interested in volunteering click the link below to fill out the Volunteer Application or for more information about volunteering at Catholic Charities please contact Jill Walch, Volunteer Coordinator, at jwalch@covingtoncharities.org or 859-581-8974 Ext. 119.  

Catholic Charities Volunteer Application  (Jail Ministry applicants require this application and a facility application, below, after discussing/meeting with our Jail Ministry Coordinator.)

Parish Kitchen Volunteer Application 

Catholic Charities Mobile Food Pantry Volunteer Application

Boone County Jail Ministry Facility Application

Campbell County Jail Ministry Facility Application

Kenton County Jail Ministry Facility Application

Mason County Jail Ministry Facility Application

 Volunteer Opportunities

"I have been volunteering at Catholic Charities for 13 years. I continue to volunteer because I get more out of it than I give. I have the opportunity to make a small difference in someone’s life and at the same time see God’s hand at work with the outstanding staff." D. R. – Volunteer

Over 600+ volunteers impact our mission by opening their arms and helping our clients achieve their full potential. Catholic Charities’ dedicated volunteers lend a hand and provide hope for changing the lives of over 11,000+ children, women, and men in our Northern Kentucky communities. Without your help, it would be impossible for us to feed the hungry, provide shelter for the homeless, and comfort those in despair. We invite you to activate your faith and help carry out Christ’s mission to help those in need.

Volunteer Receptionist
Answer phones and greet clients.

Administrative Support and Pre-Service
Help with client services by taking payments, making phone calls, helping complete forms etc.  Flexible schedule.

Business Office Support
Data entry, an understanding of basic accounting principles, and a willingness to learn.

Parish Kitchen Team
Help cook the meal at Parish Kitchen on weekdays or weekends from 7:30-9:00 am.

Pickett's Corner 
Bicycle clinic support - A bicycle repair clinic, offered on the 4th Wednesday of the month at Parish Kitchen, 1561 Madison Ave. Covington, KY 41011, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. No bike repair skills needed. Virtus training is required.

Volunteer bike mechanics - to help with bike repairs on donated bikes, work will be completed at your home; no Virtus training required.

Mobile Food Pantry

The Mobile Pantry provides supplemental food for those in food deserts in the Diocese of Covington. Volunteers are needed to assist both the host locations and those receiving food in a variety of ways!

Special Event Support
Whether you’re a party goer or a party thrower we welcome your help.

Reach and Teach (Seasonal)
Specifically for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Make a difference by spending one hour a week October-April mentoring a local grade/middle school mentee.

Adopt-A-Family for Christmas (Seasonal)
Provide a Merry Christmas to a family struggling with socioeconomic circumstances.

Food Drive & Personal Essentials Drive
Organized and passionate about helping?  This opportunity is for you. Perfect for groups and schools!

Parish Partners
Communicate our mission to your parish and help organize volunteers in times of need through your parish community outreach.

Jail Ministry Program 

Prayer/Scripture Ministry

Meet in the detention centers with a group of inmates at a prescribed time in the evenings. Lead or assist with Scripture reading, prayers, and discussion with the inmates about our Faith. If you are leading it requires some preparation time such as selecting readings/prayers, printing out materials to read and being prepared to discuss your thoughts on the readings/prayers. Volunteers don’t need to attend every week. However, it is imperative that volunteers are open to commit to visit the jail on a specific schedule to ensure that the men and women who want to hear the Word of God can count on someone being present during the scheduled time period.

MRT Classes
MRT aims to change thought processes and decision-making associated with addiction and criminal behavior. It utilizes a combination of psychological practices to assist with egocentric behaviors and improve moral reasoning and positive identity. Meet in the detention centers with a set group of inmates on Thursday afternoon in Kenton County Detention Center. At times lead and at other times assist with facilitating the MRT curriculum. Each participant has a book they work from each week. The class takes approximately five months to complete. Volunteers do not need to attend every week, but we need to ensure at least two volunteers are present each week. To facilitate the class, you must take a 3.5-day on-line class which is paid for by Catholic Charities/Kenton County Detention Center.

Family & Friends of Incarcerated Support Group
Meet monthly with relatives and friends of those incarcerated. Group provides an opportunity to share feelings and like experiences. Periodically a representative of the Department of Corrections attends meetings to provide information for the family members. Meetings are at Catholic Charities office.




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