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 will assemble grocery packages for pick up and distribute them as needed.

Volunteers who wish to continue helping may return for a shift once every two weeks.

  Sign up here!  

SHARE Food Warehouse has seen an increase in need due to the COVID-19 crisis and needs your help! Volunteers will assemble food packages for our neighbors in need at the SHARE Warehouse, while maintaining social distancing and safety practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Join us to care for food-insecure families and to support essential workers. 

As a precaution: Volunteers who wish to continue helping may return for a shift once every two weeks.


Join us on a Friday or Saturday at the SHARE Warehouse to assist with the distribution of food. While maintaining safety precautions and social distancing, volunteers will assist senior citizens, load vehicles with food packages, and make sure people get the correct amount of food items. Some heavy lifting may be required.

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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 and fresh produce for 4 people 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.

Volunteers who wish to continue helping may return for a shift once every two weeks.

Locations and Dates:

Friday, May 15th: Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Tuesday, May 19th: National Shrine, 400 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017 

Friday, May 29th: St. Mary of the Mills, 114 St. Mary’s Pl, Laurel, MD 20707

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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

Volunteers will help our Intake Specialist communicate effectively with customers (taxpayers) by translating while completing applications for EIP (Economic Impact Payment) and/or file their 2019 taxes.

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We invite you to show your support for our front-line staff to help keep them motivated and make them feel appreciated while they put their health at risk to serve others. You can write a poem or letter to offer encouragement and gratitude to support our front-line staff.


Barred attorneys are needed to accept various cases for clients with the Catholic Charities Legal Network and Immigration Legal Services. This service would provide legal support to clients in the community who are most in need.




Join our Financial Stability Network as a mentor or instructor.  In these roles, you will assist low to moderate-income families and individuals to increase income, build assets, and gain/sustain assets.


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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