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Volunteer Welcome Team

Catholic Charities (Archdiocese of Washington, DC)


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Volunteer Welcome Team 

Catholic Charities Volunteer Engagement Office welcomes people to help meet the mission of the agency by giving their time and talents to the people who come to us for help and hope.  

Welcome Team volunteers will help prospective volunteers become engaged volunteers by staying in touch with them, answering questions, and helping them complete the steps to become a volunteer. The Welcome Team will onboard 300 volunteers for ongoing roles and for internships.

Volunteers will be responsible for: 

  • Calling prospective volunteers to follow up on applications 
  • Using the computer to send messages 
  • Using the volunteer database to update information 
  • Learning about Catholic Charities programs and volunteer process to prepare to answer questions   

Desired Skills, Experience & Characteristics:  

  • Comfortable talking with people to provide information and encourage action (e.g., complete the application, attend an event, etc.)  
  • Effective writer and verbal communicator 
  • Adapt planned activities to a dynamic environment -- things change quickly! 
  • Comfortable with ambiguous or partial information 
  • Able to think on your feet, solve problems, find information 
  • Enjoy interacting with people 
  • Comfortable working with a team 
  • Diligent about keeping team informed about status of projects using our system of notes and other tools (not just verbal and email updates) 
  • Comfortable representing Catholic Charities, the Catholic church 
  • Familiar with and able to talk about the principles of engaging in service from the perspectives of Catholic Social Teaching, robust civic life in democracy, career development, and enhancing one’s social life   

Qualifications:  

  • Competent using communications technologies: MS Office suite, Zoom, WordPress (a plus but not required)
  • Have a computer with a video camera and earphones/earbuds you can use from home 
  • Able to commit to a schedule that includes business hours and occasional evening or Saturday hours (Volunteer Open House and Volunteer Orientation)  

Volunteer Benefits:  

  • Be part of a team that does fun, interesting, and important work 
  • Use and sharpen interpersonal skills 
  • Use and sharpen technology skills   

Support:  

  • Welcome Team volunteers will be supported by the volunteer engagement team 
  • Will receive training about Catholic Charities work and programs, the volunteer management database Better Impact  

Time Commitment:  

  • 2 – 4 hours a week 
  • Usually between 10:00 and 2:00 during the week  
  • 1 evening or weekend 2-hour shift a month  

Location:  

  • This role will be virtual during COVID-19 and then possibility for in person and remote work 
  • Office is at 924 G St NW Washington DC 20001  
  • Street parking is available but limited 
  • Recommended travel via metro to Gallery Place or Metro Center stop, the office is between them on G St  

Next Steps:

  • Due Oct. 14th: Fill out an application 
  • Oct. 9 - 23: Matching Expectations conversation with Catholic Charities staff 
  • Oct. 29 - Nov. 17: Attend virtual Volunteer Orientation and complete screenings
  • Mid November: Begin volunteering!

Volunteer Welcome Team 

Catholic Charities Volunteer Engagement Office welcomes people to help meet the mission of the agency by giving their time and talents to the people who come to us for help and hope.  

Welcome Team volunteers will help…

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  • Oportunidade Virtual

Como se inscrever

To complete an application, you will need the following information ready:

  • Photo of government issued ID
  • Social Security number to complete Background Check Authorization form. If you do not have one, email volunteer@cc-dc.org for different screening.
  • 3 names and email addresses for references (personal or profession, just not a relative)

Apply by October 14th!

To complete an application, you will need the following information ready:

  • Photo of government issued ID
  • Social Security number to complete Background Check Authorization form…

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