Ways to Volunteer In the D.C. Area

Catholic Charities’ clients and programs need your help more than ever! Check out the remote and in-person volunteer opportunities we are recruiting for now.

COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities

Check out our calendar of regular activities to help out for a couple of hours. Sign up and show up at the volunteer event. No orientation required!


Volunteer for a defined role for at least 75 hours or 6 months, such as mentoring, behind the scenes help, and pro bono professional roles. These roles require a background check, references, and attendance at Volunteer Orientation but you have the opportunity to get more involved and do impactful work.


Want to bring a group from your work, alumni association, or community for a few hours of helping and team building? Click the button below to learn about our opportunities and how to sign up for group volunteer projects. 


Catholic Charities offers a limited number of internship placements for graduate and undergraduate students during the academic year and summer. Click the button below for more information.


We welcome students and classes from grade schools, high schools, and colleges to get involved with us. Most of the projects on our volunteer calendar are appropriate for small groups of students (under 18 years old accompanied by parents or chaperones). We can also arrange service-learning projects.


Catholic Charities Parish Partners can help you develop a ministry at your parish. 


Support Catholic Charities’ programs and clients during the pandemic. Check out our remote and in-person volunteer opportunities here.

Support the Southern Maryland Food Bank with donations and volunteering. Find out more here!