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Organize a Food Drive

Our food pantries are facing an urgent need for food. Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas relies heavily on donations to keep our pantry shelves stocked, and your support is critical in helping us feed our neighbors in need. 

If you’re interested in organizing a food drive, please visit our website to learn more about how you can help. In addition to food drives, we also welcome donations of non-perishable food items, fresh produce and monetary donations. Every little bit helps, and we are grateful for any support we receive. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those who are struggling with hunger in our community.

Refugee Citizenship Program Volunteers

Help bring English learning opportunities to refugees seeking citizenship! 

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is seeking volunteers to teach basic English and U.S. government and civics lessons for refugee and immigrant students. Course teachings provide an emphasis on speaking, reading and writing for citizenship purposes.

Class times, locations and sizes are flexible, and are based on both the refugee client and volunteer’s schedule. Tutor training is provided and access to structured lesson materials is available. 

Please contact Ashley Hagan for more information at 913.621.1504 or via email

ReCONNECT Mentor 

Our ReCONNECT program helps refugee youth aged 15-24 increase a sense of belonging, self confidence and motivation. The program engages refugee youth in their communities and helps enhance opportunities for their educational and professional growth.

The program is in need of volunteer mentors. Mentors will be assigned up to two mentees to work with for a one year time commitment. 

Mentors meet with mentees in person once per month, with weekly check-ins via text or email. An ideal mentor will be compassionate and culturally sensitive to those whose first language is not English. For more information, please contact Elena Hardy or Ursula Carrillo.

Shalom House Residential Assistant 

Shalom House Men’s Transitional Living program is seeking volunteer Residential Assistants that will empower our brothers in need! Volunteers will help problem solve, provide opportunities to practice job skills and encourage positive social development. 

Residential Assistants monitor day-to-day interactions of residents, participate in services provided by Shalom House and help transport residents to appointments, among other duties. Volunteers must maintain confidentiality and be prepared to complete relevant documentation, such as incident reports. 

Residential Assistants are asked to work one shift per week with a four-month volunteer commitment. For more information, please contact our Volunteer Engagement Team.

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