Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Catholic Charities of Onondaga County. Our wide range of programs provides many different opportunities for volunteers. Please complete the form below and we will contact you regarding any volunteer opportunities.

Various Sites (Bi-lingual: Spanish Speaking)

A number of our programs work with individuals whose primary language is not English. Volunteers who speak Spanish fluently (or any other language not specified) can be used to help further our work among the different populations we serve.

AmeriCorps JD Program

An opportunity for law students to serve as AmeriCorps members at Catholic Charities’ Northside CYO Refugee Services. The experience is focused on fostering family security and community education through the delivery of high-quality legal services. This volunteer position includes an educational stipend. Applications are due June 1st. Read full description: AmeriCorps JD Position 

Refugee Resettlement Program

Location: Northside CYO
Our refugee resettlement program resettles over 600 refugees each year and provides after school and summer programming for neighborhood youth.  Volunteers provide vital services to refugees when they arrive in Syracuse and in the months that follow. Volunteers help set up apartments for new arrivals, assist refugees with paperwork, drive them to medical or other appointments, and teach English, among other tasks.

If you would like to volunteer with our Refugee Services Team, please complete this brief Volunteer Intake Form, and we will be in touch.

Youth Programs

Location: Vincent House Neighborhood Center
Our youth centers provide after school and summer programming for neighborhood youth. Volunteers are needed to assist with outings, supervise participants and create activities.

Emergency Shelter

Location: Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse
Volunteers at our men’s homeless shelter serve meals, provide comfort and relief for guests, and assist with general operations.

Fundraising and Committee Involvement

Please contact Donor Engagement at 315-362-7695 or giving@ccoc.us.

Elderly Services Center – Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

The center provides services for the elderly designed to enable seniors to remain independent. Volunteer opportunities include helping with center events and general operations. Applicants must be 55 or older. Please call 315-424-1810, x12 with any questions about this program orĀ read more here.

Volunteer Interest Form

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