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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many events are taking place online only. Events taking place in person are subject to CDC guidelines, including restrictions on capacity and requirements for social distancing and mask-wearing.

Help needed packing 'Boxes of Joy'

Next date: Jan 26, 2022 - click here for time schedule - English

Cross Catholic Outreach, a Catholic global relief and development non-profit, has collected nearly 100,000 Boxes of Joy that will be shipped to poverty-stricken children in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Granada, Colombia and Guatemala. Volunteers are urgently needed to screen the boxes to make sure all gifts are safe and appropriate for kids, and prepare them for shipping to each destination country — while having lots of fun.

COVID-19 restrictions prevented completion of the project before Christmas, thus Cross Catholic Outreach needs help to get these gifts into the hands of children as soon as possible. Several shifts are available for volunteers during the month of January at the Box of Joy screening center: 10243 NW 62 Street, Doral, Florida 33178. Volunteers can sign up for a shift here:

Cross Catholic Outreach adheres to the CDC Guidelines for the pandemic, and will have hand sanitizer available for all volunteers and encourage volunteers to wear masks. The warehouse where the Boxes of Joy will be processed is a large facility with ventilation, and tables are spaced to accommodate social distancing. 


Cross Catholic Outreach
10243 NW 62 Street, Doral, FL 33178 (Map)

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Seeking foster parents for unaccompanied minors

Next date: Jan 26, 2022 - click here for time schedule - Bilingual (English and Spanish)

Catholic Charities' Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program is looking for adults to become foster parents to refugee minors. The requirements to be a foster parent include:

  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Be able to provide adequate bedroom space and a separate bed for each foster child.
  • Have reliable transportation.
  • Be willing to participate in a 30-hour free training.
  • Be prepared for adults in your household to undergo complete background checks.
  • Be able to meet basic resources to support the household.

Catholic Charities provides 24-hour case management, monthly stipend to help with the care of the refugee minor or youth, continuing education and more.

For more information, call 305-883-3383 or visit


Catholic Charities
1505 NE 26th Street, Wilton Manors, FL 33305 (Map)

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Volunteers needed for St. John Bosco Clinic

Next date: Jan 26, 2022 - click here for time schedule - Bilingual (English and Spanish)

St. John Bosco Clinic, located at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 730 N.W. 34 St., Miami, is in need of volunteers for general office support. 

Volunteers are needed any day, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to help with telephones, calling patients, scanning documents and general office work.  Bilingual English/Spanish is preferred.  Volunteers must be age 18+ and will need to complete an application and go through a background check. 

If you are interested in learning more about volunteering, please contact Dailen Celma at [email protected].

St. John Bosco Clinic is a free clinic serving individuals who are uninsured and underserved. It is through the support of volunteer health care providers and support staff that the clinic is able to serve over 1,100 patients per year.  For more information please visit our website at


Corpus Christi Church grounds
730 NW 34th Street, Miami, FL 33127 (Map)

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Dailen Celma