GIVE THE GIFT OF TIME, VOLUNTEER. 

Explore the various ways you can make a difference in someone's life, perhaps even your own. We work with volunteers to find opportunites that match your skills, talents and interests. Come be a activities specialist at our Sanctuary Women's Development Centers, or teach English to a refugee client.

Current Volunteer Oportunities

Development Department

  • Mail Processor duties include opening annual appeal envelopes, stamping when received, marking for payment, separating into different gift types. This person interested should have attention to detail. Tentitive start date will be September 2017, training will be held up to two weeks in advance. Orientation and Safe Environment Training are manditory. 
  • Data Entry consist of entry of constituent and/or gift entry. Duties include entry of pledges, processing of check and cash, debit card entry (one-time installment) and direct debit (one-time and installment). Interested persons should have high attention to deatil. This person will focus on verifying donor records and duplicate donor search. Tentitive start date will be September 2017 with training to be held up to three weeks in advance. Orientation and Safe Environment Training are manditory. 
Other data entry volunteer opportunities may be available throughout the year. If interested in these opportunities or any others, please contact Rebecca David at 405-523-3000.


Sanctuary Women's Development Center- Oklahoma City


  • Front Desk Assistant: During bi-monthly staff meetings, trainings and lunch hours, volunteers will greet clients as they come into the facility, keep the showers and washing machines on schedule, answer any questions clients might have, etc. Volunteers at the front desk are the client's first impression of the agency, it is important for these volunteers to be kind, courteous and understanding of different lifestyles and mental health.
  • Volunteer opportunities at the front desk are recurring for staff meetings & during the lunch hour as well as on-call for staff trainings. During trainings and the lunch hour, we don't want to close the shelter but we need administration in the facility.
  • GED Tutor: commitment to constant GED prep for clients. This opportunity is either in a group setting or one-on-one. Volunteers must be flexible with client attendance.\
  • Food Pantry: these opportunities are recurring on a weekly basis. They food pantry is open Monday-Friday, volunteers are needed all 5 days, and schedules will be determined based on availability of people interested.
  • Pantry Organizer: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, a volunteer is needed to pick up food from a nearby location, unload donated food at the Sanctuary and organize in the pantry.
  • Food Basket Packer: A volunteer is needed to put food baskets together in the morning for clients to pick up in the afternoon. The food pantry is open Monday-Friday.
  • Food Distributor: A volunteer is needed to distribute food baskets to clients Monday-Friday at 1pm.
  • Must be able to lift at least 25lbs*


Sanctuary Women's Development Center- Norman

  • Front Desk Assistant: During bi-monthly staff meetings, trainings and lunch hours, volunteers will greet clients as they come into the facility, keep the showers and washing machines on schedule, answer any questions clients might have, etc. Volunteers at the front desk are the client's first impression of the agency, it is important for these volunteers to be kind, courteous and understanding of different lifestyles and mental health.
  •   Volunteer opportunities at the front desk are recurring for staff meetings & during the lunch hour as well as on-call for staff trainings. During trainings and the lunch hour, we don't want to close the shelter but we need administration in the facility.
  • GED Tutor: commitment to constant GED prep for clients. This opportunity is either in a group setting or one-on-one. Volunteers must be flexible with client attendance.
  • Hairstylist: Dedicate at least one time a month to cut hair for our women and children


Holy Family Home

  • Front Desk Assistant: During bi-monthly staff meetings and trainings, volunteers will help by answering the phone, helping residents with needs, etc. 
  • Event coordinator for residents: discover and explain "no or low" cost events, crafts, natural areas, etc.


Refugee Resettlement (Opportunities are available based on number of client arrivals and needs)

  • Resume Assistant: Volunteer will work with clients to gathering past professional experience and skills and help them format information into a workable resume. This is an on-call opportunity. 
  • Employment Mentor: Volunteers will help clients research and find suitable, entry level, positions based on experience. This opportunity includes helping clients submit applications and prepare for interviews. This is an on-call opportunity. 
  • Job Orientation: Volunteers will help instructor guide clients to understand job applications, perform mock interviews, asking basic interview questions and concentrate on nonverbal communication, and help with resume building. This is a recurring opportunity.
  • ESL Off-Site Tutor: assist with ESL needs for clients. Volunteer meets with clients at their home, or other learning center location, for one-on-one, or family, English integration classes. This is a reoccurring opportunity.
  • ESL On-Site Tutor: This opportunity would be working with clients enrolled in our ESL class who need additional one on one help after class. Teaching experience is mandatory for this position. This is a recurring opportunity, 1 hour on Monday and Wednesday.


Volunteer Requirements

  • All volunteers are required to attend Catholic Charities' Volunteer Orientation.
  • Safe Environment Training and a background check are required when working directly with clients.
  • Volunteers who wish to serve in an administrative/clerical capacity and will not have direct contact with clients may serve without Safe Environment Training.
  • Volunteers must be over the age of 18 or be part of a group supervised by adult sponsors who have been Safe Environment-trained through the Archdiocese


"We feel strongly that giving of our time, talents and treasures to Catholic Charities allows us to reach so many in need throughout the community. Their staff and the programs they administer touch so many lives with the love of Christ."
-Irene & Ray Haefele, volunteers


Contact

Sara Dougherty
Phone: 405.523.3000
Toll Free: 1.800.375.8514
Fax: 405.523.3030

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