Service Opportunities

Why we serve

The Christian life is one of service to others and particularly to those in need. As the faithful we believe that serving others is not only an opportunity to live out the gifts of our faith, but to encounter the person of Christ. By entering into relationship with others we are reminded of our own need, our own reliance on God and the generosity we ourselves have received from others. The opportunities you will find here are provided to build and achieve relationships with those in our greater community.

The list provided is guided by the criteria given in the Corporal Works of Mercy to:

  • Feed the hungry
  • Give drink to the thirsty
  • Clothe the naked
  • Shelter the homeless
  • Visit the sick
  • Visit those in prison
  • Bury the dead.

Thank you for sharing your time and talent.

Making a difference

PreSchool Volunteers

To benefit: 
St. Martin De Porres House of Hope

Serve as teacher aides in Preschool setting.

Where: 
Off-Site
Who: 
Opportunities for Adults
When: 
Flexible
Contact person: 
Mike R.
Contact phone number: 
847-998-6575
Additional info: 
18 and up.

Haiti Health Market Volunteers

To benefit: 
Little by Little Medical Mission

Set-up and work at the Haiti Health Maret, an event that raises funds and awareness for Haiti.

Where: 
OLPH
Who: 
Opportunities for Adults
When: 
Spring
Contact person: 
Leslie C.

Be-Friend A Family

To benefit: 
Area Needy

Commit to helping a needy family through donations of food and gifts during the holidays.

Where: 
At home
Who: 
Opportunities for Families
When: 
Seasonal
Contact person: 
Jennifer K.
Contact phone number: 
847-486-1152

Serve Dinner at Catholic Charities

soup kitchen
To benefit: 
Catholic Charities' Soup Kitchen

Catholic Charities runs a soup kitchen at its Des Plaines location. They serve an average of 100 people each Tuesday and Thursday evening, many of whom are women and children. Our Lady of Perpetual Help serves on periodic Thursdays. We look for volunteers to serve the meals and monetary donations to offset cost. The time commitment is only a few hours.

Good cause: 
Catholic Charities
Where: 
1717 Rand Rd. Des Plaines, IL 60016
Who: 
Opportunities for Families
When: 
Periodic Thursday evenings
Contact person: 
Kathy Q.
Contact phone number: 
847-832-1649
Additional info: 
The next supper we will serve is April 30, 2017.

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