You Can Help!

Volunteers offer their time, energy, and experience for the benefit of others. What could be more charitable? Warm smiles and kind hearts are the core of helping others. Join us and you would be a welcome addition to our volunteer family. Volunteers are a vital part of Catholic Charities of Chemung & Schuyler Counties!

Chemung County Volunteer Information

Opportunities at The Samaritan Center:

  • Assist Consumers in Pantry (M-F, 10a-Noon)
  • Clean Pantry/Offices (times to be discussed)
  • Food Pickup Drivers (drivers will need their own vehicle to pick up food from local grocery stores) (W & F, 8:30a-9a)
  • Receptionists/Data Entry (M-F, 8:30a-Noon, 1p-3p)
  • Stock Shelves (M-F, 8:30am-10am)

Volunteer Handbook & ApplicationVolunteer Application
Application for Event Volunteers (i.e. Back to School Giveaways, Coat Giveaways, March Out Hunger)
Application for Groups to Volunteer

Please return completed applications to Catholic Charities’ Samaritan Center, 380 S Main St, Elmira, NY 14904 or email Suzi.


Elmira Community Kitchen – To explore volunteer opportunities or donate food, please call Kathy 734-9784, ext 2135 or send an email to Kathy.


Schuyler County Volunteer Information

Opportunities at Schuyler Outreach Food Pantry:

  • Assist Consumers in Pantry (T & TH, 9a-2p; F, 12p-4p)
  • Clean Pantry/Offices (times to be discussed)
  • Food Pickup Drivers (M, T & F, 10:30a-11:30a)
  • Receptionists/Data Entry (M-F, 8:30a-Noon, 1p-3p)
  • Volunteers for Mobile Food Trucks (first Saturday of each month)

Opportunities at Franklin Street Office:

  • CA$H Program – Various Locations (November – April only)
  • Clean Offices (times to be discussed)
  • Receptionists (M-F, 8:30a-4:30p)
  • RSVP Program (see below)

Volunteer Handbook and Application | Volunteer Application for Individuals
Application for One-Time Event Volunteers (i.e. monthly Mobile Food Trucks)
Application for a Group to Volunteer

Please return completed applications to Catholic Charities, 607 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 or email Kris.


Schuyler & Yates RSVP Volunteer Information (for volunteers 55+)
Opportunities: see our listing here
Additional Application for RSVP (please complete in addition to the Volunteer Application for Individuals)
Please return completed applications to Catholic Charities, Attn: RSVP, 607 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 or email Sue.