Season of Creation

Pope Francis designated September 1st – October 4th as the Season of Creation. The focus of the season calls Catholics and people of all faiths to stand in inter- generational solidarity for the protection of our common home. Inspired by the action of the Laudato Si’ Generation and the Global Catholic Climate Movement, Catholic Charities will host a student-led prayer service on  September 20th. Following the service we will walk the John Marshall Park to join the Climate Strike March to Capitol Hill.  For more information and to RSVP your school group please email

WHAT: Prayer Service and Climate March

WHEN: September 20th at 9:30am

WHERE: St. Patrick’s Church 619 10th Street NW

 Letter To Teachers

Climate Rally Flyer

High School and College students

We value the enthusiasm and commitment to Catholic Charities’ programs exhibited by our student volunteers. We encourage students to volunteer by themselves or with a group of friends. More information on how to find volunteer opportunities can be seen below.

Please refer to our volunteer calendar for all scheduled projects. Please note that some projects may have age restrictions, and that all volunteers younger than 18 must have their parent/guardian sign the Parent/Guardian Waiver for Minors form.

Volunteer Calendar

High school students are welcome to submit articles to our quarterly newsletter on topics ranging from past service experiences, to a reflection on a class discussion, to a call for action. Articles should be submitted to Claire Sanfilippo at Next submission deadline is September 20, 2019.


Sometimes we are able to accommodate requests for individual mini internships or senior projects required for high school graduation. For information please email Claire Sanfilippo at

Undergraduate and graduate students should refer to our Internship page for information on available opportunities


Service coordinators

Our staff is happy to visit your campus to discuss ways your students can become further involved with Catholic Charities. To schedule a one-on-one meeting contact Claire Sanfilippo at

We are sometimes able to arrange special projects for groups who are unable to volunteer at one of our scheduled events on the volunteer calendar. Service coordinators should contact Claire Sanfilippo at to set up a project for their students. Our team requests roughly a 4-6 week notice to plan projects so that we can ensure we provide the best experience to both our volunteers and clients. For examples of potential services projects, you can refer to our Service Projects Booklet or our Group Volunteer Page.

Service Projects Booklet

Group Volunteers

We recognize that while hands-on experience is important, students also need a space to learn and reflect on the issues our clients face. We offer introductory workshops on topics such as Homelessness and How to be a Good Volunteer. For more information contact Claire Sanfilippo at

Parochial grade schools should visit our Parish Outreach web page for more information on how to involve younger students.