Volunteer

Make a difference in our clients’ lives by donating your time. You can choose the volunteer option that’s right for you, whether you like to work behind the scenes or enjoy interacting with clients. To learn more about volunteering contact Christine at MCO at 319-739-5490 or email info@metrocatholicoutreach.org

Volunteers Handing Out SuppliesPreparing and distributing food is a great way to make a direct impact on our clients’ lives.

You can help sort food at local parishes and bring it to MCO. At MCO, you can stock shelves, prepare produce, package meat, assemble food baskets or distribute them.

Volunteer to help Monday through Thursday in the mornings or afternoon. We do have a Tuesday evening food distribution shift from 4:45-5:45 as well.

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A Woman Volunteering as a Receptionist

If you’re looking to meet our clients, volunteering as our receptionist is a great option. You’ll greet clients, answer phone calls, and make appointments or referrals as necessary, during our office hours.

You’ll meet with our clients and their families to learn more about their situation and their needs. Then you’ll connect them with the right resources, whether that’s assistance from MCO or other community organizations.

Mom and Child Volunteer in the Garden

If you enjoy working outside, volunteer at our garden. You’ll help us deliver fresh, healthy produce to MCO for our clients. You can assist with soil preparation, planting, weeding, harvesting, general garden upkeep, or transporting food.

Choose to volunteer at the garden if you want flexible scheduling.

For more information, call our main office.

Group of Volunteers Pose for a PictureVolunteering as a group is a great way to spend quality time with others while helping your community. Bring your family, friends, youth group or coworkers. For information on volunteer options for groups, call us.

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DETOUR to MCO - use 7th St SE and utilize the alley on the south side of the building to access food pantry and parking lot

To access the MCO offices: utilize the alley off of 7th St SE and go west towards 6th St, look for an opening in the alley and pull in the parking lot away from the alley

 

To access the Pantry during distribution: utilize the alley off of 7th St SE and go west towards the road-closed sign. Make a U-turn at the end of the alley and pull up to the building as normal for your box to be placed in your car.

 

Please have patience with staff, volunteers, and other clients as we work through this new process.