Ways You Can Get Involved!

How can you get involved? 

Is it your mission to help those in need? Are you passionate about changing the world? We are searching for our community’s heroes that can help us eradicate poverty one day at a time. Everyone has different God-given skills that can aid those most vulnerable in our community and we value them all! Find out how you can make a difference below. 


Here are 6 ways you can make a difference:





We want to engage EVERY community that makes up our 14-county diocese in our simple mission to serve those in need as Christ would have us do. Lending a hand to unload furniture for a newly arrived refugee family, tutoring a student who is still learning the language, teaching a client class, writing a card or simply filing papers and making calls all have a profound impact on those we serve and how we serve them. 

Most Urgent Needs:

Want to volunteer for some of our most urgent needs? Read the descriptions below and contact us if interested.

  • Afghan Refugee Support
    • Here is a list of ways you can support our refugee program
    • Or, consider donating an item off our Amazon Wish List.


Take our Volunteer Quiz 

Our 1-minute quiz will assess your interests and pair them with the best volunteer opportunity.




Ready, set, volunteer! 




Parish Champion

We need liaisons to help us better communicate with parishes and understand the needs of the poor and vulnerable across the diocese. Please call Nicole Kurut at 260-422-5625x224 or share your email address to learn more, or download a description here

Churches we still need representatives for:

  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (Auburn)
  • St. Mary of the Assumption Church (Avilla)
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church (Bluffton)
  • St. Mary of the Assumption Church (Decatur)
  • St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church (Elkhart)
  • St. Pius X Catholic Church
  • SS. Peter and Paul
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church (LaGrange)
  • St. Patrick's Catholic Church (Ligonier)
  • St. Michael Catholic Church (Plymouth)
  • Christ The King Catholic Church
  • Holy Family Catholic Church
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church (SB)
  • St. Matthew Cathedral
  • St. Therese, Little Flower Catholic Church
  • St. Bernard Church
  • St. Michael the Archangel Church
  • Blessed Sacrament (Albion)
  • St. Patrick's Catholic Church (Arcola)
  • St. Dominic Catholic Church
  • St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church
  • St. John Bosco Catholic Church
  • St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church
  • St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church
  • St. Thomas The Apostle Church
  • Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception
  • Most Precious Blood Catholic Church
  • Queen of Angels Catholic Church
  • St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (FW)
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church (FW)
  • St. Joseph Church Hessen Cassel
  • St. Henry Catholic Church
  • St. Mary Mother of God
  • St. Patrick Catholic Church
  • St. Peter Catholic Church
  • St. Therese Catholic Church
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church (Garrett)
  • St. Mary of the Presentation
  • St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
  • St. Mary Catholic Church
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (Kendallville)
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (LaOtto)
  • Queen Of Peace Church
  • St. Joseph Church
  • St. Bavo Church
  • St. Monica Catholic Church
  • St. Rose of Lima
  • St. Robert Bellarmine
  • St. Stanislaus Kostka Church
  • St. Louis, Besancon Catholic Church
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church
  • St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
  • St. Gaspar Del Bufalo Catholic Church
  • Corpus Christi Catholic Church
  • Holy Cross Catholic Church
  • Our Lady Of Hungary Catholic Church
  • Sacred Heart Of Jesus Catholic Church
  • St. John The Baptist Catholic Church (SB)
  • St. Adalbert Catholic Church
  • St. Anthony De Padua Church (SB)
  • St. Augustine Church
  • St. Casimir Church
  • St. Hedwig Catholic Church
  • St. Jude Catholic Church (SB)
  • St. Patrick Parish (SB)
  • St. Stanislaus Church
  • St. Martin De Porres Church
  • St. Patrick Parish
  • Our Lady Of Guadalupe Church
  • St. Aloysius Church


Host an Event

Did you know over 12% of our Catholic community will need mental health services in their lifetime?

We are looking to share the great work we are doing with our counseling program and raise the philanthropic support need to expand throughout the diocese. If you are you passionate about mental health and are willing to host us at your house or parish, please contact Nicole Kurut at nkurut@ccfwsb.org. 




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Your donation will go towards a program that is helping the most vulnerable in our community.

In-Kind Donations:

We accept new or gently-used clothes, furniture, cleaning supplies, unopened diapers, unopened hygiene items, blankets, food (Auburn/South Bend only) and more. We also accept gas cards, bus passes and gift cards. For a full list of accepted items, please contact your area office.

You may also host a donation drive. Here is a list of commonly needed items that our programs depend on. 

Financial Donations:

Make a donation online by clicking the link below, or mail your donation to:

Fort Wayne Office

Catholic Charities of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese

PO Box 10630

Fort Wayne, IN 46853

South Bend Office

Catholic Charities of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese

1817 Miami St

South Bend, IN 46613

Auburn Office 

Catholic Charities of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese

105 W 5th St

Auburn, IN 46706


For corporate partnerships or planned giving opportunities, please contact your area office. 


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