Psychology Internships

Agency & Contact Information

Agency Name: Catholic Charities
Address: Santa Rosa, CA
Phone: (707) 542-5426 ext. 249
Supervisor: Saskia Van Donk, Program Manager


Internship Description

Job Title: Health and Wellness Program Volunteer

Compensation: unpaid
Internship Length: varies
Hours Per Week: Min. 8 hours per week

Population: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Couples, Family
Focus: Homeless
Setting: Community Agency

Position Summary: Help us work toward advancing a healthier Sonoma County! Volunteers and interns with the Health and Wellness Program at Catholic Charities are integral in providing quality nutrition services to the vulnerable individuals we serve. Our program aim is to promote a healthy, supportive environment for CCDSR staff and participants through education, trainings, internal collaboration, and policies. Volunteers and interns will support workshop delivery, as well as higher level policy, system, and outreach in the community. We hope you will join us in educating and supporting the communities we serve to lead healthier lives.


  • Provide Nutrition Education Workshops using our SNAP-ed curriculum
  • Provide workshops to agency staff to support internal Employee Wellness initiatives
  • Preparing for workshops including making food samples, copying documents, gathering materials
  • Making reminder phone calls to potential workshop participants
  • PSE Consultant: Research and create Policy, System and Environment change materials for agency
  • Promote workshops through tabling, posting flyers and posters, and e-mailing workshop information
  • Attending monthly internal agency Health and Wellness Committee Meetings
  • Adhering to Catholic Charities Confidentiality agreement at all times
  • Reliably attending scheduled shifts

Training: Volunteers will have an opportunity to shadow other volunteers, as well as, be trained by Nutrition Education Program Coordinators and Program Manager. Volunteers will also receive a volunteer guide. Trainings will be held for volunteers on a monthly basis.

Benefits: Our Goal is to provide you with a rich and meaningful volunteer experience. We hope that through this volunteer experience you will build your knowledge of Catholic Charities Programs, develop relationships with staff, community partners, participants and community members. We hope you will gain valuable experience providing health and wellness education and support to staff and participants as well.

This internship was updated 1/31/17