Catholic Charities is making every effort to assist those affected by Tuesday's windstorm and the continued power outages.  Candles, flashlights, and batteries are needed. Volunteers are also needed to check in on seniors and people living with disabilities. If you have a chain saw and want to help clear a downed tree, Catholic Charities will help coordinate. We are also soliciting generators, if anybody has them available.
If you are able to help, we want to hear from you! If you need help, please call. Monetary donations are welcome as our warming shelters and programs are offering extended services during this time of need.
For more information, call our main line at Catholic Charities at 358-4250. Spokane County United Way also has a website to get resources to the people who need them. Visit and sign up at VolunteerSpokane.org/windstorm2015.



Thank you for giving of your time and talent to Catholic Charities! Together, we answer the call of Pope Francis to serve our brothers and sisters in need.

Catholic Charities Spokane relies on more than 6,000 volunteers each year to serve over 70,000 people in Eastern Washington. Please view the  Volunteer Needs by Program. Once you have decided on your areas of interest, proceed to fill out the Volunteer Application to apply. If you need more information on our programs, please visit the Programs pages on our website.

** Please note! Once you begin the online Volunteer Application, DO NOT use the 'back' button on your keyboard or your input will be lost. Please also note, that the application is not optimized for mobile devices and must be completed on a computer or laptop. **

All Catholic Charities Spokane volunteers must complete our electronic application and pass a background check before placement. We also need a photocopy of a picture ID (scan, photocopy, or take a picture with your smart phone and email to kkain@ccspokane.org).

To receive information by mail or if you have any questions, please contact
Kassi Kain
Volunteer Services Manager
Office hours: M-Th 10am-3pm (Our offices are closed Fridays.)


Student and Underage Volunteers

At Catholic Charities, we also welcome student and underage volunteers. Our Underage Policy states that if volunteers are 16 or 17 years old they are required to turn in a signed parent permission form. Please click on the link at the end of this paragraph to access the parent permission form. Volunteers 15 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who has submitted a volunteer application. Parental Permission Form

Please note:
Fees, up to $80.50, apply to anyone who wishes to volunteer at St. Anne's.  These fees are newly mandated by governmental regulations which have been placed on all day care centers in Washington.

Volunteer applications can take up to a week to be processed after they are submitted. You will then be contacted by the program of your choice. We apologize any inconvenience.


2014 Volunteer of the Year - The Collins Whitehead Family

The Catholic Charities Volunteer of the Year Award is given to someone who truly exemplifies the giving of one’s heart and soul to our clients. The work that this individual performs transforms the lives of both the volunteer and the clients. The volunteer of the year demonstrates an unwavering commitment to others through their compassionate, supportive and loving service.


Volunteers in Action

HOC Medical Clinic

 Poor Man's Meal

Alda Morris - St. Anne's


Lexus Volunteers