Thank you volunteers



“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace” (1 Peter 4:10).

As our Lenten journey ends and we experience the joyful celebration of Easter, it seems only appropriate to note that Easter Sunday, April 17, also marks the beginning of National Volunteer Week.  Non-profit organizations, churches and schools often use this week as an opportunity to recognize the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to address the challenges faced by society; build stronger communities; and be a group that transforms the world.

National Volunteer Week was established in 1974, is celebrated annually during the third week of April and has grown over the years. Like so many things, volunteering has changed and evolved; but one thing has remained unchanged – volunteers are needed and an integral part of our ability to make a difference in our community.

Volunteering comes in many forms. We recognize and thank the committed volunteers who share their time, talent and voices to make a difference in our community.

At Catholic Charities, we are grateful for our many volunteers who provide support, guidance and expertise to assist our organization. Volunteers are a valued part of our organization as we strive to reduce poverty, improve self-sufficiency and improve the mental health of those served. Our volunteers provide a much-needed hand as we deliver services, share new and different perspectives to our work, and advocate for Catholic Charities in other areas of their daily lives. Examples of how volunteers make an impact at Catholic Charities include:

  • Facilitators guide program participants as they set goals to move forward and make positive, healthy, and financially wise choices. All facilitators receive training and support from skilled staff members as they volunteer.
  • Mentors provide guidance, motivation, emotional support, and role modeling to at-risk individuals participating in our programs. Mentors are trained to help participants explore careers, set goals,   develop contacts, and identify resources.
  • Board members and committee members engage with other volunteers to provide guidance and insight to help Catholic Charities enhance services, operations, and awareness.
  • Ambassadors become advocates for Catholic Charities and our services and help coordinate opportunities for others to learn about programs and services offered and support the organization.

These are just a few examples of how volunteers support Catholic Charities. If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities, please call Catholic Charities at 812-423-5456.

As we celebrate the joy of Easter, I encourage you also to take a few moments to pray for the many volunteers who serve our communities and parishes. On behalf of Catholic Charities, I thank these countless dedicated volunteers for their continued service and support.

“No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another.” – Author Unknown