"In my business, I don't re-use food, and you hate to see it go to waste. At Miriam House, it seems there are always hungry mouths to feed. They can use the help." - Arvy Montvilas, owner of Catering by Design in Norwalk

Get Involved

There are many opportunities to become involved with our ministries to people in need through volunteering with our programs.  We also invite you to pray for our clients and our efforts to share the love of Christ with them.

Northwest Ohio Volunteer Opportunities

  • img_0484Glass City Marathon: Catholic Charities is an Official Charity Partner with the 2014 Glass City Marathon.  Join our team and help raise money for our ministries in northwest Ohio.
  • Jail and Prison Ministry: Opportunities include ministering inside and outside prison, such as retreats for the imprisoned, support for re-entry into society or support to family members of the imprisoned.  Ministry opportunities vary based on facility.  Contact Germaine Kirk at 419-244-6711, ext. 225 or girk@toledodiocese.org.
  • Respect Life: Organize a diaper-drive to support our pregnancy support program.  Contact Elyse Stirton at 419-244-6711, ext. 226 or estirton@toledodiocese.org.
  • Disaster Response: After local natural disasters, volunteers are needed to serve as case managers.  These volunteers assist with assessing the need and facilitating services to disaster survivors.  Contact Rebecca Owens at 419-524-0733, ext. 225 or rowens@toledodiocese.org.
  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development: Volunteer committee members evaluate local and national grants, make site visits during the grant application process, and judge CCHD Youth Arts Competition entries.  Contact Germaine Kirk at 419-244-6711, ext. 225 or girk@toledodiocese.org.


For all opportunities, please call 419-524-0733.

  • tarius-smith-have-release-working-mother-of-twoH.O.P.E Pantry: Greet and register clients, organize a drive for needed items, stock or organize shelves or clean the pantry.
  • Case Aide: Conduct interviews with clients who request medication or prescription assistance.
  • Office Support: Assist with answering the phones, greeting clients, filing, copying, preparing mailings, and data entry using Word and Excel.
  • LifeSkills Workshop: We are seeking individuals to assist our instructor with preparations for the class and to help out during the workshop.  The sessions include basic household and financial management techniques as well as useful information regarding the resources available throughout the community.
  • Food Pick Up and Delivery: Assist with picking up donations or unloading food deliveries for H.O.P.E. Pantry.
  • Volunteer Guardian: Advocate for individuals 55 and older who are not able to do so for themselves.



  • img_0170Helping Hands of St. Louis Outreach Center: Help prepare or serve meals; organize a drive for needed items; sort clothing; provide manual labor for upkeep.  Contact Paul Cook at 419-691-0613, ext. 2.
  • La Posada Family Emergency Shelter: Organize a drive for items on the Wish List or provide educational or faith-based activities for children or adult residents.  Contact Dave Moebius at 419-244-6711, ext. 219 or dmoebius@toledodiocese.org.
  • Office Support: Assist with basic clerical duties such as filing, making phone calls, and data entry.  Contact Michelle Stephens at 419-244-6711, ext. 214 or mstephens@toledodiocese.org.



Our Mission

Catholic Charities makes real the love that God has for each individual person regardless of their faith or background by serving the poor, speaking for and assisting the neglected and forgotten, respecting and promoting life from beginning to end and nurturing and supporting individuals and families.