Catholic Charities


All of below:  Contact  Michelle Carlstedt (913.433.2080 or

We are currently seeking volunteer groups to sort and hang clothing donations at our Overland Park located (9750 West 87th Street).  We have a calendar put together for the year and would love to fill it with groups!  The store is open Monday-Saturday from 10:00AM-6:00PM.  Do you or your parish/school have a group that would be interested in scheduling a time to volunteer at TurnStyles?  If so, 

Volunteers Needed at Catholic Charities Food Pantries! Morning and afternoon shifts available at all 4 pantries and training is provided:
2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, KS
1708 Steele Rd., Kansas City, KS
9806 W. 87th St., Overland Park, KS
333 E. Poplar, Olathe, KS
They are also seeking volunteers interested in driving for the food rescue program during business hours.  These volunteers pick up perishable food items from grocery stores and return them to our pantries.  If interested contact Michele 433-2080

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Corporal Works of Mercy:

  • To feed the hungry;
  • To give drink to the thirsty;
  • To clothe the naked;
  • To shelter the homeless;

LOTS of areas available, from answering the phone to sorting clothes, to making phone calls, to stocking food, to  driving and pick up of items, to being a cashier, to handing out food, to hanging up clothes…  You name it, you tell them what they want, they’ll find a place for you!!!

Christmas Store at Central
Please join us is helping those we serve shop for their families.  We need volunteers for the Christmas store next December!

Year-Long Opportunities to Serve:
Mobile Food Distribution at Harmon High School
Join us as we hand out fresh food to 300 families the 3rd Saturday of each month at Harmon High School in Kansas City, KS.  See this link for additional information and/or to sign up:

TurnStyles Thrift Store – Overland Park or Olathe
We are always seeking individuals to serve occasionally at TurnStyles.  Groups are especially needed to sort clothing. Come and join us for the day or for an hour! Please contact Shirley for additional information at or 913.433.2028.

Friendly Visitor Program
The Friendly Visitor program pairs compassionate volunteers with seniors for weekly social visits to combat loneliness and isolation.  This program requires an hour per week commitment on a long-term basis.  Volunteers can also commit to morning phone calls to check on the senior’s well-being and remind them to take morning medications.  We request that volunteers for this program be 18 years of age or older. Call or e-mail Betsy Holzworth for more information or to initiate the volunteer application: or 913.433.2059.

Front Desk at Central
We are seeking substitutes for our weekly half-day front desk volunteers at Central.  We request that volunteers be 18 years of age or older. Contact Michelle for additional information/to be added to the sub list: or

Hy-Vee Food Drive
Several Saturdays each month we host a food drive at a Hy-Vee grocery store in Johnson County and we are always seeking volunteers for our regular volunteers to work a morning (10 am to 1 pm) or afternoon (1-4 pm) shift.  Volunteers greet shoppers and provide shopping guides for those interested in purchasing an item for our food pantries.  For additional information, please contact Michelle: or 913.433.2080.

Shalom House
Bring a meal to the men of Shalom House! We are currently seeking occasional or recurring groups to cover these days: 3rd Tuesdays, 5th Thursdays, 2nd Fridays and 2nd Saturdays.  Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age to visit Shalom House.  For additional information, please contact Michelle: or 913.433.2080.

michelle carlstedt
Director of Volunteers
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas
9720 West 87th Street | Overland Park, KS 66212
p: 913.433.2080
f:  913.621.4507
c: 913-909.2893

updated volunteer opportunities:

Citizenship Education Volunteer Tutor

Financial Mentor Program Final