Different Ways You Can Help or Volunteer in Southern Nevada

November 23, 2022

Since 1941, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada has made boundless efforts to provide various programs for those in need within Southern Nevada. Our mission is to help those who are vulnerable whether infant or senior to gain self-sufficiency with dignity and compassion. We do not turn anyone away because of race, religion, or creed. We are continuously looking for ways to help others and assist in providing opportunities for people to give back. Catholic Charities offers a variety of programs for individuals who are looking to give back to their communities in Southern Nevada by contributing, volunteering, or donating their services.

Community Meal and Food Pantry Assistance

We always welcome assistance with our Community Meal or Hands of Hope Food Pantry. In order to volunteer with us you must be 14 years old or older to serve at our Community Meal. 

At our Community Meals, you will be either serving meals to guests, taking dishes to breakdown stations, sanitizing tables, preparing dishes for washing, taking meal tickets, or handing out water to guests. Our free Community Meals are served every day from 10 am to 11 am within our St.Vincent Lied Dining Facility. These nutritious meals are available for anyone who is in need. Our Dining Facility averages about 500 meals per day, so we are in need of extra hands to help make sure everyone gets their meal and to make sure everything is sanitary and clean for our guests.

Likewise, we also need help in our Hands of Hope Food Pantry. Our food pantry opens every Monday through Friday from 8 am to 3:30 pm and allows individuals or families in need to gather a variety of food items such as fresh produce, canned food items, or even baked goods. Our registered clients are able to access the Food pantry once every 30 days. 

Volunteering at the Hands of Hope Food Pantry means you will assist in helping clients transport groceries from their cart to their vehicle, assure that shelves are stocked, fill United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) bags or boxes, or make sure everything is clean and sanitary for our clients. 

While volunteering for either our food pantry or Community Meals, please note that face masks will be required to be worn at all times regardless of vaccination status for the safety precautions of our guests. 

If you are unable to physically volunteer for either our Community Meal or Hands of Hope Food Pantry but still want to provide help, you can always donate to these services with either nonperishable food items or in any monetary way.

English Language Tutor Program

One of the programs we offer is our English Language Program to our clients within our Migration and Refugee Program. In order to volunteer to become an English Language Tutor you must be 18 years or older, have a stable internet connection, and must be fluent in reading and writing in English. It is not necessary to be fluent in any other language and no specific degrees are needed in order to volunteer. We do ask that you do complete an orientation, this is just so you can feel comfortable with helping our clients and get adjusted to using our virtual setups.

This is primarily an online program, through the use of Zoom breakout rooms, the tutors will practice conversational English with students and complete assignments. Additionally, the orientation session takes place via Zoom, which is why a good internet connection is required to volunteer.

Classes for the English Language Program occur every Monday through Friday with varying hours upon classes. Our highly trained tutors are in need of assistance with our clients becoming more comfortable in practicing casual English conversations. 

If this is something you are interested in, please check out our website for the availability of orientation classes or contact the volunteer department by calling (702)-387-4733 or by emailing for further assistance. 

Volunteer With a Company or Organization

Is your office in need of some team bonding experiences? What better way to build bonds than to give back to the community? We allow companies or organizations to sign their groups up to assist with our Community Meals or Hands of Hope Food Pantry.

We accept all the helping hands and love to see people come together to help our guests and clients. It builds a stronger sense of community here in Southern Nevada. The most popular time for people to volunteer tends to be around the holidays, but we allow companies or organizations to volunteer at any time of the year. 

For the safety of our guests, we ask that you can your team please wear a face mask during your time volunteering for either our food pantry or Community Meals.

If you’re interested in doing this with your teammates, be sure to send an email to and block out a proper time for everyone to lend a hand. 

Remote Service Opportunities

If you are for any reason unavailable to volunteer in person, we do offer remote volunteering services. Provide comfort kits to our patients by collecting and purchasing the items needed to assemble them for various guests at Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada. You can sign up for a date when you would like to have finished completing the assembly of the kits. 

We will provide you with a list of items needed in each kit and then you can complete them on your own time. We do ask that once you complete and finish assembling the kits, deliver them to the Catholic Charities administration building, located at 1501 Las Vegas Blvd N. Anytime between Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm is perfectly fine.

Offering this remote option is more convenient for those with a busy life or schedule and we understand how easy it is to get busy with daily tasks in life. We try our best to make volunteering as convenient and easy as possible.

No matter how you give back to the community of Southern Nevada, it is greatly appreciated. Our goal and mission are to help those in need, but it is a very rewarding sight to see our community come together to lift one another up. If you’re ready to start volunteering, please visit our website to learn more or give us a call at (702)-387-4733. 

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