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)
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).
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!
Support our community members in need by assisting with a food distribution this Saturday at 8am in Rockville, MD! This will be a quick, impactful event to provide food security for our neighbors by unloading 300 units of nutritious food at St. Jude Church.
Support our community members in need by assisting with a food distribution at three senior centers in Ward 5 of Washington DC! We will meet at Edgewood Senior Building and proceed to two other locations for a fun, quick, and impactful volunteer event.
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:
St. Jude’s is seeking volunteers to put together wellness kits for their clients with Huntington’s Disease. These bags are designed to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life for patients with Huntington’s. Get a group of friends to put together care packages to make a difference in our clients lives.
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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.
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!
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.