VOLUNTEER

Effective March 13, 2020 all volunteer services have been suspended.
At this time, we are welcoming inquiries for future volunteering. If you’d 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.

 

Last year over 1600 volunteers impacted our mission! Join us!

BECOMING A VOLUNTEER

“Hello! Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Cathedral Center!
Please take a look at our current positions and inquire below. I look forward to
hearing from you and answering any questions you may have.”
Ana Treptow Contact me at
414.831.0394 ext. 2133 or atreptow@cathedral-center.org.

CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Individual Opportunities
  • Front Desk Reception: volunteers 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 9-5pm.
  • Shelter Aid: volunteers support shelter operations by completing client check in and working alongside shelter staff to maintain shelter activity and meet client 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 special programming of various kinds based on volunteer skills & experiences (crafting, reading, personal development, game night, etc.)

 

Internships
  • Interns studying Social Work, Human Services, Psychology, are welcome to apply for a position within case management, friendship house or shelter program by sending 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

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The Cathedral Center

845 N. Van Buren Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414.831.0394

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