Light of Hope Fund/Helping Our Neighbors



Bring Hope to Life with Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington

St. Vincent Center in Union Gap

St. Vincent Center assists thousands of families each year through our thrift store, emergency services programs, and food bank. You can assist with food distribution or donation organization.

Thrift Store: Monday – Saturday
Join a supportive team to help provide basic needs to families.

Food Bank:
Tuesday and Friday
Food Bank volunteers serve on Tuesday and/ or Friday mornings from 7:45 a.m. -11:15 a.m. in various capacities at St. Vincent Center Food Bank to help with distribution.

St. Vincent Center Food Bank needs your support on Thursdays. Volunteers will help prepare the food bank for Friday's service day. You will help to receive and sort donations, organize items, and help with light cleaning.

Two shifts are available, 9:00 a.m. - noon, and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Parents as Teachers:
Second Wednesday of the month
Support the Parents as Teachers Program by assembling activities kits from 3:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. that the staff will share with parents on their home visits.

Elder Services throughout Central Washington

From companionship programs and volunteer services that help with day-to-day chores to relief for overburdened caregivers, we offer services to help this often-marginalized population.

Volunteer Services

Help low-income seniors to stay in their homes by assisting with transportation, housework, and yard work. Make a big difference by giving just a few hours per week.

Senior Companions (for volunteers aged 55+)

Senior companion volunteers provide emotional support and friendship. This can mean meeting at the senior’s home, giving them rides to appointments, doing crafts or other activities, but most of all just spending time with them.

Catholic Charities Housing Services

Through affordable housing, homeownership, and a variety of resident services, we aim to reduce poverty in the communities we serve.

Self-Help Program
This “self-help” homeownership program offers first-time buyers the chance to achieve their dream of homeownership. Come alongside families to help them earn “sweat equity” in their new homes.

Check back for openings. AmeriCorps members give ten months to one year of service to support different areas where Catholic Charities is bringing hope to life.

Jesuit Volunteer/Americorps Positions:

Please go to to learn how to become a Jesuit Volunteer/Americorps Member

Your help is needed throughout our service areas, if your community is not mentioned, still let us know your intention, and we will see if we can match you with a need.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out the general inquiry below: