Saint Max Church

Service Opportunities

Upcoming Service Opportunities

FESTIVAL SIGNUPS, Beginning June 15 throughout the festival weekend June 21, 22 & 23, opportunities galore!: St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish - Liberty Twp, OH USA > Parish Life > Festival (saint-max.org)

FAITH ALLIANCE, Join volunteers from local Christian churches as we serve our neighbors in need. St. Max is the only Catholic church in the network! A variety of outreach opportunites are available year round.Outreach (thefaithalliance.com)

Make Time for Helping Those in Need This Summer!
 

Our longest running ministry is our Summer Lunch Program which provides lunches, activities and mentorship during the summer months to children living in areas identified as having a large number of households who qualify for free and reduced lunch.  Many children have limited access to food and activities when school is not in session.  Each summer we partner with Lakota Child Nutrition who provides the food while our site coordinators and volunteers provide activities. 

This year's program begins May 28 and runs through August 1 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only.  The program will be held at Meadow Ridge Apartments, Princeton Village and Woodland Elementary.

This program is not possible without many volunteers!  Come once or join us each week at any of our lunch sites.  Sign-up here:
  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4AAAA92BAAFFCE9-49099464-summer  

Our church partner, Cornerstone Church, is also in need of lunches for their summer ministry program, Mission Possible, which serves the children at Countryside Village.  Sign-up to help here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4DAFAF22A7F85-48663918-mission#/ 

SLEEP IN HEAVENLY PEACE, Wednesday evenings https://signup.com/go/sTwOhVB

MISSIONARY OPPORTUNITIES ARE YOU BETWEEN 16 AND 75 YEARS OLD? EVER CONSIDER SHORT OR LONG-TERM SERVICE OR LAY MISSIONARY WORK IN THE U.S. OR OVERSEAS? There are over 100 Catholic organizations seeking volunteers for all sorts of service: agriculture and mechanic work, arts and music, building trades, business and administration, computer work, community organizing, religious/school education, elderly outreach, engineering, mental and physical health care, refugee services, pro-life ministries, social/racial justice work, youth ministry…AND MORE! Check out the Catholic Volunteer Network at https://catholicvolunteernetwork.org. For advice and possible limited subsidies, contact Dr. Mike Gable, Mission Office Director, Archdiocese of Cincinnati at mgable@catholicaoc.org

THE SERENELLI PROJECT. Join us in creating a stable community inspired by the life of Alessandro Serenelli where those who have re-entered society after incarceration can live, work, and lead a spiritual life. We are working on turning our house into a monastic cloister and are seeking volunteers to help in a variety of ways. Specifically, we are looking for an office manager, development & donor relations, re-entry mentors, and priest/community life director, as well as a variety of donations (prayer box and Wayside cross, dry wall donation, flooring donation, lumber donation, and more.) For more information on how you can help, visit: www.serenelliproject.org or call 513.240.3466

MISSION OF MARY COOPERATIVE, located in Dayton, this non profit supports urban gardening and sustainability. Various opprotunities. Check it out here https://www.missionofmary.org/volunteer Apply to be a farm intern here: https://www.missionofmary.org/apply   

MATTHEW 25 MINISTRIES is responding to the devastating earthquakes that have ravaged Syria and Turkey. So far they have shipped more than 50,000 pounds of aid to their partners working in these areas, including personal care items, clothing, and more.. Some of these supplies have been airlifted for immediate, rapid distribution. Additional shipments of supplies will go via ocean bound containers to assist with on-going and long-term needs.To learn how you can help support Turkey and Syria earthquake relief efforts, visit their website. Thank you to those who have already given to this response.

ST. FRANCIS SERAPH MINISTRIES offers a unique, personal connection to those who need special care for their feet. Those who are underserved and/or experiencing homelessness spend so much time on their feet, frequently walking long distances daily. The Foot Care for the Souls program depends on trained volunteers and community support. Volunteers provide foot care, foot massage, new socks, and shoes to the homeless and working poor in Greater Cincinnati! Please reach out to Theresa at tdiersen@sfsministries.org or 513.276.7037 for more information.

JUST SERVE, Check out various serve opportunities with non-profits in one click! https://www.justserve.org/projects?location=Ohio,%2045069-4231 

PROVISION LIVING, Enjoy working with our senior citizens? Checkout Senior Living Communities & Health Care Services | Provision Living 513-847-9050 to volunteer at one of our newest senior living communities in the area. 

SWEET CHEEKS DIAPER BANK, Donate diapers and/or volunteer https://sweetcheeksdiaperbank.org/ 

SERVE CITY FOOD PANTRY, For questions about volunteer opportunities, contact our Volunteer Services & Community Engagement Manager, Jeff Gambrell, at Jeffg@serve-city.org or call 513.737.8900 x107

UC HEALTH WEST CHESTER HOSPITAL, The Caring Companion Program. Spend 2-4 hours a week giving back to our community. Complete the adult volunteer application at About The Adult Volunteer Program | West Chester Hospital (uchealth.com). Once your application has been processed, Christine Martin, WCH Volunteer Coordinator (513.298.7728) will reach out to schedule an interview and volunteer orientation.

LAY MISSIONARY MINISTRY, There are dozens of Catholic lay missionary programs seeking volunteers ages 17-75 for short or long term to serve in the U.S.A. or overseas. For more information, contact the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Mission Office Director, Dr. Mike Gable, at mgable@catholicaoc.org. You can check out the Catholic Volunteer Network at https://catholicvolunteernetwork.org/begin/ 

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF SOUTHWESTERN OHIO serves vulnerable populations in 11 counties. We have many volunteer needs – from food pantries in rural counties to ESOL instructors to mentors for refugee youth – and many more. If you are looking for ways to give your time and talents, visit our website, www.ccswoh.org, and click on the Get Involved tab.

LAST MILE FOOD RESCUE, In Avondale, a neighborhood where obtaining fresh, nutritious food has posed an ongoing challenge, the alliance between Last Mile Food Rescue and the Crescent Parishes Garden stands as a testament to community unity and resilience. Last Mile Food Rescue, unwavering in its mission to combat food insecurity and reduce waste, partners with the Crescent Parishes Garden, an initiative deeply committed to cultivating nourishing produce for those in need. This collaboration has yielded a remarkable outcome, with over 800 pounds of freshly grown, organic produce finding its way to Avondale's underserved residents through The Last Mile Market. To learn more about Last Mile, visit https://lastmilefood.org/ 

CAREGIVER ASSISTANCE NETWORK, Bring hope to those in need by volunteering with our Caregiver Assistance Network programs. Enrich your life as well as the lives of others by mentoring current caregivers, co-facilitating caregiver support groups, co-leading Powerful Tools for Caregiver classes, or helping people living with dementia participate in our Creative Connections program. All volunteers will receive training and support. For more information, please contact Angie Homoelle at 513.672.3834 or email can@ccswoh.org. The Caregiver Assistance Network is a program of Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio funded through the Council on Aging.

HELP LOCAL REFUGEES - With a large influx of refugees coming to Cincinnati, Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio Refugee Resettlement Services needs your help for the families we are receiving. We need donations of furniture and other household items (linens, dishes, pots and pans, etc.). Volunteers are greatly needed to pick up furniture and set up housing, as well as to serve as mentors for refugee youth. To find lists of needed items or to learn more about volunteering, visit www.ccswoh.org or call our office 513.241.7745.

VOLUNTEER FOR SU CASA HISPANIC CENTER - Su Casa Hispanic Center is in need of bilingual volunteers at the reception desk located at Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio, 7162 Reading Rd., Floor 7, Cincinnati, OH 45237. Volunteers are needed for morning shifts, Monday-Friday, and will need computer/database experience, including the ability to assist clients in completing intake forms, as well as the ability to work with Spanish-speaking clients in person and on the phone. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, contact Tonicia Green, Volunteer Coordinator, at tgreen@ccswoh.org or 513.672.3836.

FOOD FOR ALL - Nutritious, affordable food is not readily available to every person in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Hunger exists in our communities. Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio travels to where hunger is located in Adams, Brown, Clermont, Clinton and Highland counties. Interested in reducing hunger and food insecurity, volunteering at a mobile pantry, or learning more about hunger in our area? Contact April Hoak 513.672.3720 or ahoak@ccswoh.org.