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Pope Francis Center

Our center for volunteerism provides meaningful opportunities for people to engage with Catholic Charities of Oregon and their communities. By giving their time and energy in service to others, volunteers help make our mission possible.

Questions about volunteering? Email volunteer@ccoregon.org or call the Volunteer Helpline at (503) 688-2536.

Our work with the USDA and the Oregon Food Bank:

In accordance with Federal Civil Rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Civil Rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior credible activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

Volunteer

Our center for volunteerism provides meaningful opportunities for people to engage with Catholic Charities of Oregon and their communities. By giving their time and energy in service to others, volunteers help make our mission possible.

Education

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Corporate Engagement

By connecting your staff with our programs and services, you can accelerate your company’s employee volunteer program and inspire a new level of local engagement.

Ways to Give

We encourage gifts of all shapes and sizes. Through your time, talent, and treasure, you give those living on the margins of poverty access to the resources and support they need to rebuild their lives.  
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Catholic Sentinel: Volunteers amplify ministry

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
Catholic Charities of Oregon would not be able to serve our mission without our robust community of compassionate volunteers. We are so grateful for individuals who have a heart for this work and give of their time and talent to support our clients and staff. Many challenges in volunteer coordination have presented themselves during the…

Listening and Kindness: Revelations of God's Wisdom

Posted By | Sarah Granger, Interim Chief Development Officer
“When any one of us chooses to listen to another, and then responds with kindness, offering hope born out of our own experience of struggle, we reveal the wisdom of God.“

Volunteer Spotlight: Catherine Sutton and Thomas Kolb

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
Catherine Sutton (Cathy) has been volunteering with Catholic Charities of Oregon as our “Development Support Superstar” since June of this year and was joined shortly after by her husband, of fifty years, Thomas Kolb (Tom).

Catholic Charities Recognizes Our Volunteers During National Volunteer Month

Posted By | Jenni Manning, Partnership and Volunteer Engagement Manager
Each year the month of April is recognized as National Volunteer Month, giving us a chance to celebrate the impact of volunteer service in our community. The mission of Catholic Charities is made possible through the hands and hearts of more than 2,200 volunteers. These selfless individuals have logged 4,971 hours of service in the…