If you’d like to volunteer, email Volunteer@charism.org


There are so many things CHARISM wants to do to bring the community together, but we just can’t do it all ourselves! We are so grateful for the time our volunteers give to help CHARISM build strong community in the McCormick Park neighborhood. Each year over 350 volunteers give time to the programs and services at CHARISM. With their help, we can offer support, learning and fun to children and families in need. Together we can make neighborhoods better for everyone, and we are so excited to help people like you get involved in what we do!

​​Volunteer Opportunities:​​

Youth Activities

Time:    3 – 5 pm

Mondays – Thursdays during the school year

Help Needed:

  • Reading books with elementary students

  • Art projects

  • Science experiments

  • Community service activities

  • Be a caring and trusted mentor

  • Music and dancing

  • Kids’ cooking projects

Agency Events and Fundraisers

Time: Email Volunteer@charism.org for information on the next event

Help Needed:

  • Set up and clean up

  • Greet guests

  • Provide delicious refreshments

  • Serve the delicious refreshments

  • Take the lead on small fundraisers with local groups

Grocery Assistance Program (GAP)


Tuesdays 2:30 – 5:30

Thursdays 2:00 – 4:00    

 Fridays 9:45 – 11: 15

Help Needed:

  • Unload the truck from Great Plains Food Bank

  • Sort and help distribute food

  • Deliver food to sick or homebound residents

  • Clean up

  • Load cardboard boxes to be recycled

CHARISM Facilities (as needed)

Time: Email Volunteer@charism.org for more information

Help Needed:

  • Painting

  • Light repair work

  • Seasonal cleaning

  • Snow removal