Ways to Volunteer In the D.C. Area

Catholic Charities Angel Tree provides almost 1,000 children of our clients with Christmas presents each yearDespite the pandemic, Christmas is not canceled! We have adapted our program to respect social-distancing guidelines. Visit our Angel Tree webpage to find out more and sponsor a family.

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Catholic Charities’ clients and programs need your help more than ever! Check out the remote and in-person volunteer opportunities we are recruiting for during the holiday season.

HOliday Volunteer Opportunities

To learn about alternative ways you can support our clients who have been impacted by the public health emergency, click the following link:

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Volunteers make a lasting impact when they commit to serving consistently in the same role such as a pro bono professional, mentor, or behind the scenes supporter. Learn about opportunities to serve in ongoing volunteer roles and apply by December 31:

Winter Call for Volunteers

Check out our calendar of regular activities to help out for a couple of hours. Sign up and show up at the volunteer event. No orientation required!


Want to bring a group from your work, alumni association, or community for a few hours of helping and team building? Click the button below to learn about our opportunities and how to sign up for group volunteer projects. 


Catholic Charities offers a limited number of internship placements for graduate and undergraduate students during the academic year and summer. Click the button below for more information.


We welcome students and classes from grade schools, high schools, and colleges to get involved with us. Most of the projects on our volunteer calendar are appropriate for small groups of students (under 18 years old accompanied by parents or chaperones). We can also arrange service-learning projects.


Catholic Charities Parish Partners can help you develop a ministry at your parish. 


Spread holiday cheer! Sign up for COVID-safe holiday volunteer event.

Volunteer for a Good New Year! Commit to serving in an ongoing volunteer role in 2021. Check out our Winter Call for Volunteers and apply by December 31.

Make a child’s Christmas morning extra special. Support a family through our Angel Tree program.

Support the Southern Maryland Food Bank with donations and volunteering. Find out more here!