By Alice Kenny
We have tons of volunteer opportunities you can do from home.
Want to flex your artistic muscles?
We’re looking for volunteers to create paint-by-numbers style images. We’ll transfer your images to large canvases and get fellow volunteers to fill in the colors. When we pull the painted canvases together – voila! – we have beautiful murals that brighten our sites serving folks in need.
How about your hospitality muscles?
We need volunteers to pull together hospitality kits for folks newly arrived in the U.S.. Like hotel welcome kits on steroids, they may include in toothbrushes, soaps and other toiletries, cleaning supplies, subway maps, granola bars and other ingredients you want to pop in to welcome and help folks get their bearing.
Similarly, we’re looking for housewarming gift bags to welcome some of the 440 individuals with mental illness we serve who are moving, many for the first time in their lives, into their own supported housing home.
And here’s an opportunity to bring out your inner Martha Stewart.
Help create We-Care cards to express love, support, and encouragement for those who are struggling. Add your own personal messages of hope and cheer such as “Welcome to New York!” “Good Luck on Your Interview!” or “Happy Easter!”
Join us at Catholic Charities and vol-un-teer; [vol-uhn-teer] VERB: 1. TO PROVIDE HELP 2. TO CREATE HOPE