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We strive to serve the homeless and needy in many ways, by offering free suppers, a food pantry, a closet and help with social services. It takes a lot of administration and paperwork to keep all of this running for our clients. We're looking for caring volunteers who are interested in office work and customer service.
You should have some office and computer skills or previous office experience. Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel is important, though we can help train you.
Typical tasks are: filing, creating periodic reports on client and volunteer activity, running mail merges to generate batches of letters, recording donations online, stuffing envelopes. You'll be involved in a variety of projects with guidance.
We're here Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30. We're flexible; we'll work with your schedule.
Help us help the needy.
1717 Rand Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016, US
Catholic Charities fulfills the Church’s role in the mission of charity to anyone in need by providing compassionate, competent and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities based on the value and dignity of human life. In order to remain faithful to our mission, Catholic Charities is guided by these core values: Respect, Compassion, Competence and Stewardship.
Catholic Charities began in 1917, when a group of Catholic businessmen petitioned Cardinal Mundelein to create a central Catholic charity in Chicago to relieve the burden on Catholic parishes, which were struggling to meet the needs of the poor in their communities. World War I had just ended, the Spanish Influenza Epidemic was sweeping the globe, and immigrants were arriving daily in a city growing by leaps and bounds. The organization was chartered in January 1918, and Cardinal Mundelein addressed the 200 board members at their first annual meeting in April of the following year. He reported on the agency’s immediate success in raising funds and serving the poor.
We'll work with your schedule.
1717 E. Rand Rd.Des Plaines, IL 60016
April 20, 2020