“Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead
Make a Difference in Your Community
We have a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups looking to make a difference in their local community. We do our best to match your time and talents with a volunteer project that will be meaningful for both you and the clients we serve. No volunteer activity is too big or too small. Sometimes the littlest things we take for granted have the biggest impact!
We can always use volunteers for these tasks and activities
Frequently Asked Questions
Volunteer projects can be a one-time occurrence for just an hour or so or a long-term, ongoing activity.
We can accommodate various volunteer groups: youth groups, businesses, day-of-service groups, junior service leagues, bible study classes, etc.
Yes, and all our interns are considered volunteers. Internships fill quickly so please submit applications early.
- Internships are available on a limited basis in our four regional offices: Belleville, East Alton, Carterville and Mt. Vernon.
- Internships are reserved for individuals seeking a four-year degree in the social services field or a graduate degree in the counseling field.
- Long-term volunteers and interns must pass a background check, including the child abuse and neglect screening (CANTS) and fingerprinting by DCFS.
- For all volunteers requiring a background check, please allow 30-90 days for your background check to process before being able to volunteer.
how to help
Caritas Family Solutions accepts the services of all volunteers with the understanding that such service is at the sole discretion of the agency. Caritas reserves the right, at any time, to decline service or future service of the volunteer.