The COVID-19 health crisis is impacting every part of our lives and has shut down most businesses. However, our clients need help now more than ever! Catholic Charities continues to provide essential services; our food, shelter and medical care programs are continuing. We need YOU, your time and talents! While most in-person volunteer opportunities have been suspended, there are still remote-based ways to get involved and assist Catholic Charities during this crisis.  Below are some ways you can support our programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

We thank you in advance for your generosity and desire to serve our clients. 

In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

Remote Volunteer Opportunities

Join Catholic Charities at their Spanish Catholic Center location in DC to assist with the weekly food distribution taking place every Wednesday. Volunteers who are screened and cleared can help in one out of the two roles:

  • Help assemble grocery packages for pick up.
  • Distribute the food packages (Spanish and English speaker preferred)

  Wednesday: Food Distribution!  

  Wednesday: food packaging!  

During COVID-19, the need for food has grown exponentially! Join the dedicated Montgomery County Family Center staff to prepare and distribute food every Tuesday!

Food Bagging – various dates

Produce Mobile Market – 1st Tuesdays

Food Distribution – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays

Join us at the SHARE Warehouse to assist with the food bagging and distribution! While maintaining safety precautions and social distancing, volunteers will help prepare and distribute thousands of free food packages for our neighbors! Please note, your temperature will be checked when you arrive at the SHARE Warehouse (3222 Hubbard Road Landover, MD 20785).

FRIDAY, 10/23 FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Food Bagging

 

Join Catholic Charities Food Distribution team! We are recruiting a team of volunteers to direct cars through a pickup line to receive a box of food containing frozen proteins, fresh produce, and a bag containing prepared meals to take home.

This is a drive-thru, no-touch affair: cars pull up, pop the trunk, and a volunteer places the boxes in the trunk.

Check back later for our next distribution date!

Join us in Temple Hills on Monday or Saturday mornings to get your hands in the dirt: plant, weed, water, harvest, and tend to the Mona Center Farm!

SIGN UP HERE!

Join Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of the Washington in their seventh annual Coats of Many Colors Coat Drive to do just that. New and gently used coats that are clean and in good condition are being collected for those in need from November 2020 until January 2021.

Additional volunteering information can be found here.

Dorothy Day Place, a transitional housing program in Rockville, MD, is seeking volunteers to prepare and drop off dinner for approximately 25 guests every day of the week. Read more and sign up for a shift below! 

SIGN UP HERE!

Volunteers make a lasting impact when they commit to serving consistently in the same role, as a mentor, tutor, pro bono professional or more. We recruit for these roles once a quarter – applications open in November!

Dive Deeper

We are striving to serve our community and keep our staff and clients safe, by following guidelines from the CDC and local public health officials. Right now, we need your help by making sewn face coverings to protect our employees at community food distributions programs and homeless shelters.

Click here for instructions!

Know anyone who might be interested in sewing face covers? Parish, family, or friends. Send them this 1-page flyer and help spread the word!

1-page flyer

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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