How To Help

Volunteer 

Volunteer Staff

Volunteering helps your community. It's fun, makes you feel good, makes you healthy in mind and body, and builds friendships. We rely on our wonderful volunteers for the daily operation of our agency.  Did you know that the Care Service was 100% volunteer run from 1981 to 2004?  In 2004, the first paid staff member was hired.  Today, we have 24 paid staff members and approximately 120 volunteer staff members who take on weekly responsibilites.  Additionally, hundreds more volunteers help us with services such as facilitating our Adopt-A-Family weekend in December, putting on fundraising events, holding drives, helping with facilities projects, and advocating for our clients.  There are so many ways to help and we are blessed to be supported by the community with more than 100,000 volunteer hours each year.

Current

Opportunities

CURRENT VOLUNTEER STAFF OPENINGS - Intake Workers and Spanish Speaking Intake Workers. Please call Human Resources at 636-441-1302 ext 225 or e-mail us at info@jacares.org if you are interested in any open positions.

Here are some examples of weekly positions filled by volunteers:

Intake Workers work one day a week from 9:30am to 3:00pm. Caseworkers interview and certify recipients as well as enter client information into the computer. They advocate for our clients by working with partnering agencies, organizations and churches.  Training provided.  No experience is necessary, but familiarity with computers is desired.

Pantry Drivers make food pickups at grocery stores, load and unload trucks and help with sorting.

Pantry Workers sort, prepare food packages and help with distribution to clients on Pantry night.

Information Systems Volunteers assist our systems staff with maintaining computer hardware and software and troubleshooting issues.

Facilities Volunteers help maintain our facility and keep it looking its best.  Some duties might involve moving furniture, setting up tables and chairs for meetings, vacuuming, yard work, HVAC maintenance and minor repairs.

Data Entry, Clerical, and Phone Work Volunteers help in the areas of  in Programs, Development, Information Systems, and Administration.

Other Ideas and Opportunities to Help...

Hold a drive in your neighborhood or at your office. Be creative and have fun with it. You canHold a drive in your neighborhood or at your office. Be creative and have fun with it. You can even get the kids involved with a lemonade stand or gift collection. One creative idea for a drive could be, "TP the Pantry", where toilet paper and personal hygiene items are donated and collected. Creative names draw more attention to the drive, and make the whole experience more fun for everyone involved.

Drives and fundraisers are meant to help provide those with limited resources with the tangible items they need. Some of these items include: certificates for kids' shoes, gas cards, and even school supplies. By providing these basic need items, families can then use their scarce resources on things such as utilities, transportation and medicine.

To learn more about what you can do to make an impact, contact us by email at info@jacares.org or by phone at (636) 441-1302, ext. 263.

Student

Service Hours

Since most of our volunteer positions require a commitment and availability during weekdays, the opportunities for young people to fulfill service hours are limited. As an alternative to providing volunteer hours on-site, you could hold a drive or small fundraiser in your neighborhood on our behalf. For ideas or help with planning a drive or fundraiser, call Development at (636) 441-1302, ext. 263.

Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service does not discriminate based on race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, or disability, or other categories protected by federal, state, or local laws.