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 four roles:
- Help assemble grocery packages for pick up.
- Distribute the food packages (Spanish and English speaker preferred)
- Help manage the line of clients to keep a safe 6ft social distance.
On Fridays, the Spanish Catholic Center also needs your help to unload the truck and help stock the food pantry.
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).
Following CDC recommendations, we suggest all volunteers be between the ages of 18 and 65 years of age. High school students can participate if accompanied by an adult and they bring a Parent Guardian Waiver form.
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.
Friday, August 7, 9:30AM – 1:00PM: 3 Apartment Properties in Congress Heights/Ward 8 DC
During COVID-19, the need for food has grown exponentially! Join the dedicated Montgomery County Family Center staff to prepare for food distributions every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Volunteers will unload food deliveries, sort food items, and help prepare food bags at the Montgomery County Family Center Food Pantry (12247 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910)
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!
2020 Census for Montgomery County needs your help to make sure that everyone in Montgomery County is counted ahead of Tuesday, Aug. 11. This volunteer opportunity to serve as a Census Ambassador is open to all, but multilingual volunteers, particularly Spanish speakers, are particularly needed. This is not a Catholic Charities volunteer event but we know an accurate census count is especially important to our clients!
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.
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!
Volunteers will help programs across Catholic Charities programs to communicate effectively with clients by translating or interpreting between staff and clients. This is an On-Call volunteer role!
If you wish to become more involved in an ongoing virtual role, check out our Dive Deeper volunteer opportunities. These include roles such as mentoring and coaching individuals, behind the scenes help, and pro bono professional roles. These role require a commitment of at least 75 hours or 6 months. Click the link below to look through current opportunities.