Archive for the ‘volunteering’ Category

Thank You, Deloitte Volunteers!

Friday, June 12th, 2015

DSC07532B-W-smBy Alice Kenny

Dozens of volunteers from the national consulting firm Deloitte fanned out across New York City last week to help us serve those in need.

They hammered together wooden planter boxes and filled them with flowers to cheer up residents with mental illness served by Catholic Charities Beacon of Hope in Staten Island.

They played board games at our New International Center in downtown Manhattan to help new immigrants hone their English while having fun.

And they held mock interviews and more with struggling high school students served by our In School Youth College and Careers Program in Washington Heights.

The annual event called “Deloitte IMPACT Day” was held this year on June 5.  It encourages  employees to kick off their fiscal year by giving back to the community.

It also demonstrates how much we can accomplish when we team up together.

Wish you had been there?

At Catholic Charities it’s never too late to volunteer.

Check out our latest list of volunteer opportunities.

Stay Cool This Summer with These Hot Volunteer Opportunities

Friday, June 5th, 2015


By Alice Kenny

So how hot are they?  Check these out:

Getting started as a Catholic Charities volunteer is as easy as one-two-three.

One: Browse our site at any time to search for opportunities.

Two: Attend an orientation.

Three: Sign up for a project you love.

*You got that right; Food Pantry Superman Lifter – along with tons of other fun volunteer opportunities.

Volunteers Awarded Nation’s Highest Honor

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Dorothy Milliot, left, a volunteer with Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County, and recipient of a President’s Volunteer Service Award for more than 100 hours of volunteer service in a 12-month span, is presented with a certificate of appreciation from Catholic Charities’ Executive Director Mary Marshall, right at the agency’s volunteer recognition program. (Photo: Courtesy photo )

Six Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County volunteers just received President’s Volunteer Service Awards, the nation’s premier volunteer award, reports the Poughkeepsie Journal. Mary Marshall, the agency’s director, presented the awards to Rae Byrne, Joan Doherty, Dorothy Milliot, John Milliot, Pegeen Wall and Paula Williams for more than 100 hours of volunteer service completed in the past year.

“We are very proud of our volunteers – it is a significant accomplishment to log 100 or more service hours a year,” said Marshall. “As a not-for-profit human service agency committed to providing assistance to individuals and families in need, the support from our volunteers is invaluable to the success of our programs. We are extremely grateful that these volunteers share their time and talent with us and congratulate each of them on this well-deserved recognition,” added Marshall.

Catholic Charities is a resource for needy families and individuals, offering a variety of free and professionally- administered direct services to Dutchess County residents, both Catholic and non-Catholic.

Last year, CCCSDC assisted more than 1,100 individuals. Offices are located at 218 Church Street, Poughkeepsie; more information is available by calling 845-452-1400.

Read the full story in the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Find Summer Fun & Meaning Here

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

guild 6By Alice Kenny

Looking for a valuable and great way to explore the city this summer? Volunteer with us.

We’re looking for young adults to serve as mentors for the visually impaired teens we serve.

Our instructors will show you how to help these teens live more independently, get ready for work and explore their neighborhoods.

Have questions?  Here are answers:

Q: How long is the commitment?

A: Just 3 weeks.

Q: Can you be more specific?

A: Sure can.  8/10/15 – 8/28/15, Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Q: What’s involved?

A: Each week,  you and the visually impaired teen will spend:

  • Two days at a job we matched the teen with.
  • Two days enjoying activities in the community.
  • One day at our main Catholic Guild for the Blind Office at 1011 First Ave. NY working on computer skills and training for work.

Q: Sounds like some travel.  Who pays for that?

A: We do. Hurray!

 More questions? Click here for more answers.

It’s National Volunteer Week and Time for “What’s Your Story?”

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

volunteer cropWe want to know about the awesome things you’re doing – and encourage others to get involved!

So share your story.

  • Tag your friends at #CCNY.
  • Ask them What’s Your Story?
  • Help us start a trend!

At Catholic Charities we have a great team of volunteers and are always looking for more.

Looking for volunteer opportunities?

Check us out.

Lenten Countdown

Friday, March 27th, 2015

“We must express our faith in action.”  – Pope Francis 

Especially now during Lent, join us at Catholic Charities and express your faith in action.

1.   GIVE



Throughout the Lenten season, check in with Catholic Charities for updated tips and inspiration.

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How to Find a Spot in the NYC Marathon

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

By Alice Kenny

Running the New York City Marathon  — the defining moment in a runner’s life.

Maybe that’s why it’s so hard to get in.

But if you’re reading this you’re in luck.

Catholic Charities is an official charity participant in the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon.

We still have spots left – but they’re filling fast.


Email us at Call us at 646-794-2570.






Superstitious About Friday the 13th?

Friday, March 13th, 2015

fridaythe13By Alice Kenny

It’s Friday the 13th, a creepy day crawling with fears of black cats and bad luck.

Let’s turn it around and turn bad luck into good for the tens of thousands of New Yorkers served yesterday, today and tomorrow by Catholic Charities.

Join us. Turn bad luck into good.

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