Volunteer Chore Services provides a wide range of household tasks and assistance that enable low-income elderly and disabled clients to remain in their own homes with dignity, safety, and a connection to their community. Assistance includes housework, laundry, transportation, shopping and various other independent living requests. Volunteers also participate in one-time projects such as moves and yard clean-ups.
Volunteers are screened, oriented and trained according to Washington State law, Volunteer Chore Service contract requirements and Program/Agency policies.
The Brown Bag program is a partnership between Catholic Charities of Spokane and Second Harvest Food Bank. 2nd Harvest provides and packages the food that Catholic Charities' volunteers deliver to shut-ins who otherwise would not be able to get to a food bank. There are approximately 45 volunteers driving food to the 500 people in this program.
Each year, Volunteer Chore Services coordinates two community cleanup days in Spokane. Volunteers meet at O'Malley Hall at St. Aloysius Parish in the morning, receive their assignments, and head out to help our neighbors with yardwork. Dates for upcoming events can be found on the Catholic Charities Spokane Events Calendar.