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Return of In-Person Volunteering

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada (CCSN) has reopened its in-person volunteering opportunities following a temporary pause of in-person participation during the pandemic year. The Hands of Hope Community Food Pantry has now resumed with volunteer shifts available from 8 a.m. to noon or noon to 2 p.m.

Individuals interested in volunteering at the food pantry must be at least 16 years old, provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before serving on campus and schedule a shift online. On-site volunteers are also required to follow the appropriate dress code (wearing a face mask, long pants, shirt with sleeves and closed toe shoes) throughout the duration of their shift and must be willing to serve in all areas of the food pantry.

CCSN recently modified its volunteer scheduling process via an online portal. Now those interested can visit to view and sign-up for various service opportunities, from in-person volunteering at the pantry, to remote volunteering activities like building hygiene kits for those experiencing homelessness or baby kits for families.

“The outpouring of support from community members has been a blessing and we’ve truly missed the physical presence of volunteers in our pantry over the past several months,” said CCSN President and CEO Deacon Tom Roberts. “We are excited to welcome them back to our campus for rewarding, hands on experiences that fulfill the human desire to help others in need.”

The Hands of Hope Community Food Pantry offers clients pre-packaged box of grocery items during business hours of Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

CCSN relies on the ongoing contributions of donors. Those interested in contributing, can visit

About Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
Since 1941, the mission of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada has been to serve those in need — the most vulnerable — regardless of race, religion or creed.  This leading community resource offers help and hope with dignity as it strives to meet the diverse needs of men, women and children in Southern Nevada.  Through the generosity of foundations, grants, organizations and individual donors, Catholic Charities operates 16 programs providing support to more than 4,000 people daily and encompassing four core areas: Family Services, Food Services, Immigration and Refugee Services and Homeless and Housing Services.  Catholic Charities also operates the largest Meals on Wheels program and Emergency Shelter Services in Southern Nevada.  For additional information, please visit


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