Catholic Charities Volunteer ‘Makes it Fun for the Team’

Feature from The Leaven by Moira Cullings July 2, 2021 Above: Paul Monahan loads donations to Catholic Charities into the back of a Catholic Charities van during a recent food drive at Hy-Vee on 95th and Antioch in Overland Park. LEAVEN PHOTO BY JOE CORY OVERLAND PARK — When shoppers arrive at Hy-Vee on 95th and Antioch [...]

2021-07-21T15:37:41-05:00July 21, 2021|

Become A VITA Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers for our VITA program! We have several opportunities available, if you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Hope Thompson via email at Please note that most of these positions do not require any previous experience. Greeter: Must complete the IRS Volunteer Standard of Conduct Certification. Greet all [...]

2020-12-02T14:22:50-06:00December 2, 2020|

Thank You to Our Volunteers!

COVID-19 has affected many things, including the cancellation of our volunteer appreciation events. However, this pandemic will not stop us from thanking those who are helping us serve during this challenging time. note from our Volunteer Coordinators Cari Olberding and Hope Thompson: We never fully realized the amount of hard work and heart that our volunteers [...]

2020-05-01T14:09:34-05:00April 28, 2020|

Volunteer Open Houses

Looking to change up your routine this year? Volunteering with Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is a wonderful way to give back to the community. We're holding two open houses in January 2020. Join us to learn more about volunteer opportunities across Kansas City and our 21-county service area! January 30th, 2020 1-3pm at 2220 [...]

2020-01-27T10:02:01-06:00January 27, 2020|


Hope Hero Shout Out! “Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” ― Sherry Anderson Each month over 1,600 volunteers play a crucial role in helping Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas serve those in need throughout our 21 county service area. Whether they volunteer daily, weekly, monthly or help with a [...]

2019-03-28T14:00:00-05:00March 28, 2019|

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is celebrating Interpreter Appreciation Week!

Interpreters at Catholic Charities provide an extremely important service, allowing the refugee clients we serve to communicate with our staff in their first language. When a refugee arrives in Kansas City, one of the first people they’ll meet is an interpreter, who’s there at the airport to greet the client, welcome them to Kansas City, [...]

2019-03-07T12:51:36-06:00March 7, 2019|

St James Academy Builds a Way to Help Feed the Hungry

It may have been cold outside, but inside St James Academy the annual Canstruction competition was heating up. For weeks prior, students brought in canned food, cereal and boxes of Mac & Cheese in preparation for the event. Then, each school community banded together to erect a structure from their food contributions. With every "canned [...]

2019-02-28T09:18:56-06:00February 28, 2019|

Experience the Impact of Catholic Charities with a Bus Tour

Join Catholic Charities of Northeast Kanas for coffee, bagels and an interactive bus tour. Experience firsthand the impact of your generosity on Catholic Charities in our community. During the tour, you’ll be able to engage with Catholic Charities leadership and travel to its local mission operations to learn about a variety of its ministries, including [...]

2019-02-28T09:14:38-06:00February 28, 2019|


It’s that time of year when the temperature drops down and the tree goes up. It’s twinkling lights and jingle bells. It’s when children across the globe hang their stockings and carefully pen their wish list. It can be a magical time of the year. But, for families struggling financially, Christmas can also be an [...]

2018-12-19T10:26:15-06:00December 19, 2018|


Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas serves families in need over a half a million times each year. This wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of over 1,600 volunteers each month. Our volunteers not only provide a much-needed extra pair of hands, but they allow our agency on a whole to offer compassionate services to people [...]

2018-12-19T10:21:12-06:00December 19, 2018|