Service & Justice
Summer Snack Bags
Over 1200 snack bags were collected on June 13. Thank you so much! You are invited to continue this simple act of preparing snack bags. We will collect bags on July 18 and August 22. Sign up.
SOME Response to COVID-19
For 50 years, SOME has been able to rely on an incredible community to support the organization and the people we serve. If you are able, SOME is in need of these items (see bottom of page) to help support any clients/residents who may become ill. Items can be dropped off at 71 O St. NW on weekdays from 8am to 4pm or on weekends from 7am to 2pm. You may also donate via their Amazon Wish List.
Since the pandemic, Martha's Table has more than quadrupled their healthy grocery distribution and continued to serve neighbors every night on McKenna’s Wagon.
Keep serving! Sign up for a shift on the VolunteerHub calendar.
Most volunteer shifts are now based at The Commons in SE DC (2375 Elvans Rd. SE, Washington, DC 20020)
Volunteers are required to wear a mask or face covering during their volunteer shift.
Service with Catholic Charities ADW
High School Student Volunteers
Catholic Charities values the enthusiasm and commitment to their programs exhibited by student volunteers. Volunteer by yourself or with a group of friends! Refer to the 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.
Making Face Coverings for Front-Line Staff and Clients
Catholic Charities needs your help. Do you have these 6 things: a sewing machine, cloth, elastics, a printer, an envelope or box, and a couple dollars to pay for shipping?
Help make sewn cloth face coverings for the onsite staff at shelters and food distribution programs and for our shelter residents. Catholic Charities remains committed to the most marginalized in the community during this public health crisis. We continue to prioritize the safety of everyone while serving people. Learn more and see the instructions!
SHARE Warehouse Food Distribution
Join Catholic Charities on a Friday or Saturday at the SHARE Warehouse to assist with the distribution of food. While maintaining safety precautions and social distancing, volunteers will assist senior citizens, load vehicles with food packages, and make sure people get the correct amount of food items. Some heavy lifting may be required. Volunteers under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Learn more and sign up here!
CC Food Distribution Team
Join Catholic Charities Food Distribution team! They are recruiting a team of volunteers to direct cars through a pickup line to receive a box of food containing frozen proteins and fresh produce for 4 people and a bag containing prepared meals to take home. Volunteers must be 16 years of age.
This is a drive-thru, no-touch affair: cars pull up, pop the trunk, and a volunteer places the boxes in the trunk. Learn more and sign up here!
Shrine of the Sacred Heart Dinner Program
Two Saturdays per month, under the supervision of adult Holy Trinity parishioners, a group of middle and high school students volunteer to serve food to the poor at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart in Washington, DC. It is a great opportunity for the youth to interact with and serve the poor of that area.
The group will assemble in the Shrine rectory kitchen to prepare the food, enjoy fellowship, serve outside the church (or in the rectory basement), interact with the guests in a safe setting, and clean up and depart. All food and supplies is provided.
The onsite time commitment is from 3:15-4:45pm. Prompt drop off and pick up is important. Volunteers will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the Shrine, which is not far from the Columbia Heights Metro Station. Parents are welcome.