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

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)

  Wednesday: Food Distribution! 

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).

FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Food Bagging

MLK Day of Service – Food Bagging

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.

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: 

Dive Deeper

This Christmas season put our Catholic Charities shelter residents on your gift list! Get a group of friends to put together gift bags with holiday treats for the residents at one of our shelters.

For information on suggested items and to sign up for this opportunity contact volunteer@cc-dc.org

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!

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

Financial Education AmeriCorps Volunteer will support Catholic Charities Financial Stability Network to educate and support people living in low income and help them meet their financial goals. AmeriCorps members serve full time for a year.

Learn More and Sign Up Here!

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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