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Car Ministry Volunteer

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Give the gift of transportation to a family in need. Work on a cooperative basis with other Car Ministry volunteers to help low income families. This is an opportunity to make a transformative change in the lives of others. Work with both donors and people seeking cars. Help market the program, qualify individuals for the program, maintain records and electronic files, and perform other administrative tasks. Work one, four hour day per week.

Training covers:
Backgroung check


Contact Person: Sally O'Dwyer

Contact Phone: (703) 841-3838

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Helper for Retreat for People Facing Serious Illness

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Greet and register retreatants, mingle and assist in care of retreatants, participate in scheduled activities.


Contact Person: Sally O'Dwyer

Contact Phone: (703) 841-3838

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Employment Assistant

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Help our refugees find employment. Coaches from the professions - medicine, engineering, accounting, law - are especially needed! Work alongside MRS employment specialists to help refugee familes become self-sufficient. Help with resumes, cover letters, online job applications, coach our clients one-on-one!

These volunteer opportunities may require:
Background check
Privacy and child protection training


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Interpretation and Translation Assistant

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Help our refugee families adjust to life in the US! If you are fluent in English as well as Arabic, Dari, Farsi, French, Amharic, Pashto, Urdu, Spanish, Swahili, Tigrigna or other language, we may be able to use your skill in asssiting with translating various documents or helping families with interpretation.

These volunteer opportunities may require:
Background check
Privacy and child protection training


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Office Volunteer- Fredericksburg Family Serices

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Work at our front desk greeting clients, anwering phones, making referrals, and performing general office duties. Volunteers are needed on Tuesday and Wednesdays from 2 to 4 pm.

Training covers:
Background check
Privacy Training


Contact Person: Eileen Rabbitt

Contact Phone: (540) 371-1124 x100

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VRSAP Assistant

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VA Refugee Student Achievement Project needs your help! As the VRSAP Assistant, you will support our staff in: include:
*Orienting and enrolling new families to their local schools; assisting with paperwork
*Monitoring academic progress of students
*Maintaining regular communication with schools and parents
*Encouraging refugee parents to play an active role in their childrens education
*Maintaining refugee student database to track participation

This volunteer opportunity will require:
Background check
Privacy and child protection training


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Office Assistant

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Help refugees families adjust to life in the US! Our office operates 9 am to 5 pm Monday-Friday. There are many opportunities to help with clerical work or small projects that help with daily functional performance. Work with a team of dedicated staff.

Training covers:
Background Check
Privacy Training


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Companion for Older Refugees - Arlington

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Help us support older refugees as they adjust to their new lives in the U.S. Some refugees have a basic knowledge of English, but need to build their confidence, conversation skills and comfort with navigating life in the U.S. Time commitment is flexible.


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Drivers- Arlington

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Daytime drivers needed! While driving a client to a daytime appointment you have the opportunity to help the client feel welcome in the community. Help provide cultural orientation, talk about life in Northern Virginia, explain American holidays, practice mock job interviews, sing songs with the kids, etc while driving to appointments. Half-day commitment, once a week.
May drive personal vehicle or agency vehicle.
Driving authorization required. Valid Driver's License necessary.

This opportunity will require:
Background check
Privacy and child protection training
DMV Record Review


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Spring 2019 Internships - Arlington

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Spend the semester with MRS learning about the refugee resettlement process in our communities. Supporting our staff, you will provide direct resettlement and employment services to families and help to welcome these new neighbors and move them towards self-sufficiency. Internships are unpaid, but we do assist students seeking college credit.

This opportuny will require:
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CPS Training
Background Check
Privacy Training


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Conversation Partner - Arlington

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Many of our clients are at-home moms who can be isolated and have difficulty accessing English classes. Female volunteer meets in client's home once a week for an hour or two during the day. Start with beginning English and help her feel comfortable in her new community. Many of thse clients live in the Alexandria City, Manassas, and Woodbridge areas.

Prefer six-month commitment.

This opportunity will require:
Background check
Privacy training
Child protection training


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Donation Management- Arlington

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We often need to organize our donations and make them ready to distribute to our refugee clients. If you can only help every now and then, this might be the position for you! And groups could get together for a morning or afternoon of sorting and organizing. We also need strong backs to help with pickup of donated furniture and need someone on an occasional Saturday morning in our Manassas warehouse. Schedules are based on your availability.

These volunteer opportunities may require:
Background check
Privacy training


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Special Events Volunteer

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Periodically, MRS plans fun events for our refugee familes requiring assistance with planning and implementation. Opportunities could include chaperoning at a pro-soccer game, a field trip to a country farm, our end-of-the-year student banquet, or the annual celebration of World Refugee Day. These events require only a short-term commitment. Check to see what is coming up soon!

These volunteer opportunities may require:
Background check
Privacy and child protection training


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Volunteer Nurse for Retreat for People Facing Serious Illness

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Current Registered Nurses needed as volunteers!

The Retreat for People Facing Serious Illness offers a unique opportunity for persons who face serious physical illness to come away for a weekend retreat of spiritual renewal and refreshment.

Retreat Date:

Friday - Sunday, September 22 24: TBA Friday to 4:00 p.m. Sunday at San Damiano Spiritual Life Center (125 Old Kitchen Rd, White Post, VA 22663)

Volunteer Orientation and meetings as well:

Thursday, August 24: 7:00 - 7:30 p.m. (nurses); 7:30 -9:00 p.m. (nurses/doctors/priests/helpers) Location: Nativity Catholic Church

Saturday, August 26: 10:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. (all team members) at San Damiano Spiritual Life Center

Thursday, September 14: 7:00 p.m. (nurses); 7:30--9:00 p.m. (all team members); Nativity Catholic Church


Contact Person: Margot Chavez

Contact Phone: (703) 224-1478

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Financial literacy workshops co-ordinator

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We partner with another organization to bring basic budgeting workshops to the parishes. These are attended by a cross section of individuals--from newly married couples, to older individuals. This is a very important educational service that helps to prevent individuals from getting into a financial crisis--which can lead to homelessness, debt and a feeling of hopelessness.
We would like to offer these workshops around the diocese once a month. They are usually held one weeknight evening from 7 to 9 pm. Participants receive a workbook.
We need someone to work with our partner organization and the parishes to schedule these and advertise them. You would not need to attend the workshops--we have volunteer ambassadors that represent us and set up etc. If we were able to set up a steady calendar of workshops, we could tie attending a workshop as a requirement for receiving financial assistance from Catholic Charities--thereby reaching those who are coming to us in big financial trouble with transformational services.


Contact Person: Sally O'Dwyer

Contact Phone: (703) 841-3838

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Service Communications

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We need assistance in writing up our stories, marketing and branding so that we can get our services known to the community. We have a number of internal newsletters etc that we publish as well. Help us get the word out about volunteering, the importance of serving the poor, and that Catholic Charities needs the support of the community


Contact Person: Sally O'Dwyer

Contact Phone: (703) 841-3838

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Post Adoption Intern

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The ideal candidate would have a interest in working in adoption-related work, an interest in researching family heritage and history, effective written and oral communication skills and the desire to serve others and provide transformative services to persons in need.

A post adoption intern would be responsible for performing the below tasks with supervision and training. The position is located out of CCDA's Fairfax office and requires 4-10 hours per week. Semester long internship and/or ongoing internship/volunteer opportunities are available.

1. Contact adoptee to confirm "Letter of Appointment" was received from Virginia DSS and CCDA can begin disclosure process. Confirm adoptee would like to receive non-identifying and/or identifying information and explain paperwork and fees.


2. Complete an adoptee 'search readiness assessment' with an adoption worker.

3. Utilize records sent by Virginia DSS to obtain birth parents, adoptive family, and/or adoptee name(s) to search for agency adoption file.

4. If requesting non-identifying information, redact copies from the adoption files (paper files or microfiche) and coordinate with the adoptee to pick up in-person with their photo identification.

5. If requesting identifying information, adoptee will need to complete a search readiness assessment with a CCDA counselor. The intern will not be conducting the assessment, but they will have the opportunity to shadow if the adoptee is comfortable with this.

6. For identifying information, the intern will use various search engines, cross reference information found with original records, write and send letters, make phone calls, and other agency approved strategies to locate birth relative(s).

7. Communicate with adoptee throughout the process with updates.

8. If identifying request is approved by birth relative(s) and Virginia DSS, CCDA will serve as an intermediary for the adoptee and birth relative(s).

9. Referrals to support resources, if needed.

10. Complete dictation for cases.

If interested, please email resume to mlane@ccda.net


Contact Person: Meaghan Lane

Contact Phone: (703) 425-0102

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On Call Volunteer

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Want to volunteer with Catholic Charities but can't commit to one single opportunity at this time? No worries sign up to be an 'on call' volunteer! You will receive opportunity notifications and event volunteer opportunities - such as the Catholic Charities Ball.


Contact Person: Sally O'Dwyer

Contact Phone: (703) 841-3835

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