April is National Volunteer Month

Wednesday, April 14, 2021


  Pictured: A group volunteer pre-packs bags of groceries at Catholic Charities of Boston's Yawkey Center Food Pantry (circa 2018).

Catholic Charities of Boston is fortunate to have many dedicated individual and group volunteers who help support the vital programs and services that the Agency provides for our most vulnerable community members across Eastern Massachusetts.  

We are grateful to each volunteer who stocks the shelves at food pantries, helps adult education students with virtual assignments, delivers food and personal items to community members, donates to our pantries, shelters, refugee and immigrant service clients, and the list goes on. Without our compassionate and hardworking volunteers, we could not serve as many clients as we are able to today. Thank you to all who have spent their time helping us help our neighbors in need.

Recently, volunteers have assisted with organizing and distributing food from St. Ambrose Family Shelter, putting together Easter baskets for young Refugee and Immigrant Services clients, and supporting teachers of our English language learning classes. Although COVID-19 has altered the way many of our programs operate, we are excited to continue offering volunteer opportunities.

We invite you to join us on Thursday, May 20, for our annual Spring Celebration, a program dedicated to the fight against food insecurity, where we will honor our CCAB Champions for their commitment to Catholic Charities and our clients throughout the pandemic.  To register for the virtual event, please click here.

For more information about volunteer opportunities, please visit www.ccab.org/volunteer or email volunteer@ccab.org.

At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.” – Denzel Washington