Catholic Charities relies on our community to give their time and talents to support our work throughout the year. Each year, over 3,000 individuals contribute over 50,000 volunteer hours across the Diocese of Raleigh and we would love to have you join this incredible team.

Current Volunteer Needs:

  • Tutors volunteer one hour a week or two and provide one on one virtual tutoring to elementary school children. We need tutors for Reading and Math. Tutors do not need to be bilingual. Background check required.
  • We need volunteers for our Kid’s Summer Camp the week of July 11-15 2022, from 8 am to 3pm. Bilingual volunteers preferred but not required. Background check required.

Internship Opportunities

Basic eligibility requirements for all internship applicants:

Bilingual (Spanish and English); conversational level fluency preferred in Spanish

Be a current and active student at a university or college

  • Placement Hours: If a student has to fulfill placement hours as required for a course and do not have a preference, then they can choose any of the focus areas described below.

CPFH offers a great opportunity for Spanish majors or for those students who wish to better their Spanish-speaking proficiency. The Center offers this opportunity by way of direct client interviews in which the student interacts with a client through 5-10 minute interviews in which the student provides the client a referral for emergency assistance as well as assessing and addressing any other needs they may have. This includes information about the agency’s programs and services, referral to the Case worker for in-depth case management, or information and referral to outside agencies and services. Student may be asked, on occasion, to assist with other programs and duties during the scheduled time. Open positions are available depending on the day and scheduled amount of interns/volunteers.  The hours of operation for this description are: Monday – Friday (Depending on availability), 9:30am to 1:30pm.

CPFH has a long-standing history working with universities to provide a hands on and qualifying internship for MSW students. The intern would shadow and assist the Case Management Coordinator in the various aspects of the agency. These include, but not limited to:

·         Providing emergency assistance referrals through direct client interviews

·         Assessing client needs and addressing them through either direct services or information and referral to external services and agencies.

·         Database management and input. Learning and performing the recording of program and case data.

·         Assisting the Case Manager in coordinating programs, services, cases, etc, as well as other staff members.

·         Assistance in the agency’s other programs and services.

·         Assisting and attending trainings and/or workshops and meetings alongside staff.

 

The student would handle cases at the discretion of the Case Manager and will be responsible for maintaining follow-up with those cases and reporting to the Case Manager. The student will also sit down with the Case Manager and MSW Supervisor for weekly supervisions.

CPFH provides a dialogical reading program, Language is the Key, which seeks to teach parents of children, ages 0-5, effective strategies that promote language development and put young children on the pathway to literacy. During the pandemic, the program has been held virtually but in normal times, in-person classes are hosted in various locations across the county, including our office location.

The student will assist the Parent Educator in administering the class, assuring that parents are registered, that the children are situated and, if needed, to administer the class themselves as the Parent Educator sees appropriate. Through this program, the student will also observe the developmental levels of the children and assist the Parent Educator in performing developmental screenings, as deemed appropriate. Through these screenings, the child can be referred to receive a developmental evaluation and receive needed services (speech, developmental, behavioral, etc.) The student will also assist in following up with these cases and making sure of communication between the parent and the evaluation agency.

·         Hours of internship/placement can be adapted to the student; however, it would be minimally necessary to be from 9:30am – 1:00pm on days that the class is given.

·         Transportation-wise, student would be riding with the Parent Educator to sites and/or home-visits, when classes are in-person again, but at the moment, they are all virtual.