Catholics believe that each of us has an obligation to participate in civic life.  Each of us is called to assess our individual strengths, abilities, and passions, so that we might apply them, in the name of the God who entrusted them to us, to benefit not just ourselves, but all of those around us.  At a minimum, we must ensure that everyone around us is encouraged and enabled to seek truth, which is God.

There are many ways to participate. Each of us is a unique part of the living body of Christ: some of us are teachers, others laborers, others nurses, doctors, engineers and designers.  Some of us are housekeepers, and others write software.  We each have gifts we can use for the benefit of others and of society.

In a democracy, we must each inform ourselves and vote responsibly.  We can also join parties and have voice in platform development, and we can volunteer at organizations devoted to worthwhile causes.  We can write letters and work for peace; we can volunteer in schools, we can talk to one another at home and in the office.

Whatever your skills, your passions, your calling, Catholic Conscience can help connect you with organizations who can put your gifts to use for the good of everyone.  Whatever your strengths, your passions, your abilities, there is a way for you to contribute.

Some examples are listed below.  Questions?  Are you an organization looking for volunteers?  Write to us, at Volunteers@CatholicConscience.Org.

What are your passions and your strengths?

  • Accounting, business, law:
    • The Office of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Toronto funds a number of charitable organizations, which are often in need of board members to help responsibly guide strategies.  Contact Elio Sergnese at ESergnese@CatholicCharitiesTor.org
    • Catholic Conscience cooperates with a number of Catholic, Christian, and other organizations needing directors.  Contact us at  Volunteers@CatholicConscience.org.
  • Medical or social care:
    • Good Shepherd Ministries in Toronto provides meals, clothing, beds, and referrals for medical and social services to those in need.   Contact them http://www.goodshepherd.ca/contact/.
  • Organizing, communicating, teaching and listening:
    • Many organizations, engaged in a wide variety of deeply important work, have need of volunteer administrators and secretaries.
    • Catholic Conscience needs volunteers with skills in organizing, writing, teaching, hosting, and listening.  Got an interest in politics, politicians, truth, or bringing Catholic social justice values to the world?  Contact us at Volunteers@CatholicConscience.org.
  • Hosting, cooking, serving:
    • Good Shepherd Ministries in Toronto provides meals, clothing, beds, and referrals for medical and social services to those in need.   Contact them http://www.goodshepherd.ca/contact/.