Finding a place to start with community service hours can often seem a daunting task. Most non-profit volunteer opportunities are managed by institutions. These can include churches, schools, libraries, and various government organizations. One of the best ways to get started is to look at organizations with which you already have a connection. There are often national organizations for varied interests that have local efforts. Below you can find a spring board list of places to begin your search.
LOCAL CHURCHES OR RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS:
See our Partner Parish listing for contact information of a Catholic Church in your area.
DIOCESE OF ORLANDO OFFICE OF ADVOCACY AND JUSTICE:
The Office of Advocacy and Justice posts different events held throughout the Diocese during the year. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the Office of Advocacy and Justice promotes the social mission of the Church through education and legislative advocacy efforts.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF CENTRAL FLORIDA:
Catholic Charities of Central Florida is a human services organization guided by our faith and committed to the community we serve. Contact Anita Capetillo, the Volunteer Coordinator at 407.658.1818 (extension 2020), to find out how you can help out.
ONE VOICE FOR VOLUSIA:
One Voice for Volusia is a collaborative organization that brings together the more than 130 organizations in the Volusia area to consolidate community resources.
HEART OF FLORIDA 211:
The Heart of Florida Volunteer Resource Center matches thousands of volunteers - both groups and individuals - with more than 150 local nonprofit agencies to create exceptional volunteer experiences.
RESPECT LIFE/WOMEN’S ADVOCACY CENTERS:
As Catholics, we believe that every person has been created in the image and likeness of God and therefore all human life is sacred. We highly encourage our students to become involved in all stages of the Respect Life movement, from conception to natural death. There are numerous Respect Life organizations in the Volusia County area, including women’s clinics and prayer groups. Contacting your local church can get you in contact with these organizations.