Make a Difference this Fall and Winter by Becoming a Volunteer

Categories: Feature, Volunteering
With the completion of Summer, the volunteer office is gearing up for a busy Fall and Winter with new opportunities for volunteers. Do you want to make a difference in your community? Say Yes! to the Fall call for volunteers and apply today. The volunteer program is recruiting 100 volunteers to commit to one of …

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Deacon Candidates Spend the Summer in Service ‘Seeing God in Others’

Categories: Feature, Volunteering
Two men preparing to become permanent deacons in the Archdiocese of Washington are volunteering in summer service projects with Catholic Charities, one teaching English as a second language and the other serving dinner and hosting trivia contests for those residing at Adam’s Place Shelter. The two are among dozens of deacon candidates who have contributed …

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Art Nights Create Safe Space for Youth to Express Themselves

Categories: Feature, Giving, Homeless Services, Volunteering
Article by Alex Gangitano and Margaret Crilley Earlier this year, the Enzler Society launched a monthly paint night series for the clients at Catholic Charities’ Youth Transitional Program (YTP), a transitional shelter for college-aged men. Paint night is led by local artist and Maryland native, Kasey O’Boyle, who teaches visual art at the Connelly School …

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Dinner Delivery Allows Volunteers to Continue to Serve During Pandemic

Categories: Feature, Homeless Services, Volunteering
Article by Thomas Canary, Summer 2021 Intern Food delivery took off during the pandemic, as people looked for ways to stay socially distant. It also helped a volunteer activity at Catholic Charities thrive at a time when few other volunteer opportunities could. Dorothy Day Place is a transitional housing program for men and women in …

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Internships Allow Students to Apply Education to Real-Life Experiences While Serving Others

Categories: Feature, Volunteering
Article by Thomas Canary, Summer 2021 Intern Each year, thousands of people volunteer with Catholic Charities, from spending a few hours packaging food with a scout group to taking on multiple legal cases pro bono. But there is one group that serves in yet a different way: interns. This summer, 19 undergrads or recent graduates …

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