Inspired by the Gospel mandates to love, serve and teach, Catholic Charities of Baltimore provides care and services to improve the lives of Marylanders in need. Catholic Charities assists people who are poor, children and families, seniors, and those who are developmentally disabled. Through its 80 programs, Catholic Charities serves 160,000 people every year, and serve nearly 350,000 meals to those who are hungry.
In addition to full-time positions, Catholic Charities sponsors Project SERVE, a year-long, volunteer opportunity where participants live together in a row house in Baltimore's historic Mt. Vernon neighborhood and serve in one of Catholic Charities' programs, including Our Daily Bread Employment Center, assisting with volunteer management; Esperanza Center, teaching English as a Second Language; St. Vincent's Center, working with children; and Sarah's House, working to help families access services to help them on their road to self-sufficiency. Project SERVE volunteers gather once a week for community night and cook dinner together at least twice a week. Project SERVE volunteers receive a stipend for transportation to and from work, groceries and personal expenses. Volunteers do not pay rent or utility bills and receive health and vision insurance with optional dental coverage. Project SERVE will begin accepting applications on Feb. 1, 2012. The Project SERVE year runs from the 3rd week of August to the 3rd week of July.