Catholic Charities will require all volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 19, 2021.
The COVID-19 health crisis impacts every part of our lives. Our clients need help now more than ever. Catholic Charities continues to provide essential services; our food, shelter and medical care programs continue despite the pandemic so we can support the most marginalized members of our community. In order to continue our work 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
Support our community by assisting with fun, quick, and impactful food distributions:
St. Bernard Church in Riverdale: Every other Tuesday @ 12:30pm
Two locations in Bladensburg, MD: Friday 8/20 @ 3pm
Two locations in DC Ward 8: Friday 8/20 @ 3pm
Upper Marlboro: Wednesday, 8/25 @ 11am
Mona Center in Temple Hills: Tuesday 8/17 @ 3pm
Join Catholic Charities at their Spanish Catholic Center location in DC to assist with the weekly food distribution taking place every other 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)
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).
Join us on Tuesday or Saturday mornings to get your hands in the dirt and help tend to the Mona Center Farm in Temple Hills!
Do you have a flexible schedule? Do you want to serve as Catholic Charities’ first line of defense for newly emerging volunteer needs? Sign up today as an on-call volunteer! Examples of frequent on-call requests include translation and food distribution help. Click the link below for more information and to sign up!
Volunteers make a lasting impact when they commit to serving consistently in the same role, as a mentor, tutor, pro bono professional or more. Learn about opportunities to serve in ongoing volunteer roles:
Looking for a way to gain experience or get more deeply involved in service? Consider joining Catholic Charities for a year in one of these Year of Service volunteer positions. If applying to Cap Corps, be sure to share that you are interested in serving with Catholic Charities!