VOLUNTEER

In response to COVID-19, all volunteer services are suspended.
At this time, we are welcoming inquiries for future volunteering. If you would like to get involved and support our mission as a volunteer, please complete an online inquiry form. Thank you!

MISSION STATEMENT

Volunteers are valued as critical partners who share in our mission to end homelessness one life at a time, enabling program success through collaboration with staff and residents.

VISION STATEMENT

Volunteers are intimately woven into the fabric of Cathedral Center’s mission, vision, and services, working alongside staff as champions for the homeless women and families we serve.

CULTURE STATEMENT

Volunteers are an integral part of our services and bring much life to our shelter environment. From 9am-8pm each day, volunteers work to enhance our programs and serve our residents.

 

Over 1,400 individuals volunteer annually at Cathedral Center.

HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Cathedral Center!
Please take a look at our list of volunteer positions below and submit a short form. I look forward to
hearing from you and answering any questions you may have.

CONTACT

Ana Treptow, Volunteer Coordinator
atreptow@cathedral-center.org
414.831.0394 ext. 2133


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Individual Opportunities
  • Front Desk Reception: Serve as main greeter and first responder to day-to-day activity including answering the phone, main door, directing client needs, and completing administrative tasks. This position is available from 9am-5pm.
  • Shelter Aid: Volunteers support shelter operations by completing client check-in and working alongside shelter staff to maintain shelter activity and meet clients’ needs. This position is available 4-8pm.
  • Volunteer qualifications: Must be over 18 years old and able to commit to a weekly shift of 2-3 hours.

 

Group Opportunities
  • Hospitality: Groups of 5-10 volunteers are needed to provide and serve dinner to 50-60 shelter guests each night of the year.
  • Special Projects: Volunteers are needed to complete beautification and seasonal projects to ensure a comfortable environment!
  • Special Programming: Volunteers can facilitate various special programming based on skills and experiences (crafting, reading, personal development, game night, etc.).

 

Internships
  • Interns studying Social Work, Human Services or Psychology are welcome to apply for a position within case management, Friendship House or shelter program. Please send a resume and cover letter to atreptow@cathedral-center.org
  • We are currently unable to supervise clinical placements.

 

Resources for Current Volunteers

Hospitality Volunteer Form
Hospitality Program Overview
An Evening of Hospitality

STEPS TO BECOMING A VOLUNTEER:

  1. Submit online inquiry form
  2. Brief interview
  3. Volunteer application
  4. Volunteer placement
  5. Orientation
  6. Brief training/shadowing

How You Can Help

Donate
Volunteer
Events
Employment

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845 N. Van Buren Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414.831.0394

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