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BISHOP McNAMARA HIGH SCHOOLA Catholic, Holy Cross, Coeducational, College Preparatory School for Grades 9-12

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CURRENT SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

 

Catholic Charities Opportunities

At Catholic Charities- Remote Opportunities

  • Care Packages- need a remote activity to do with your students this Spring? Have students put together care packages for one of our shelters or food programs! Email me at claire.sanfilippo@cc-dc.org if you’d like more information on this
  • Sew Face Masks for Frontline Staff- students can sew face masks for our frontline staff and clients.
  • Dorothy Day Meal Drop Off- Students and their families can make a meal for our Dorothy Day Place shelter in Rockville

 At Catholic Charities- In Person Opportunities

  • Spanish Catholic Center Food Distribution- every other Wednesday our Spanish Catholic Center hosts a food distribution for the community in their Columbia Heights neighborhood.
    • What: Volunteers are needed to help bag and distribute food packages to the Columbia Heights community.
    • When: every other Wednesday
    • Time: 10am – 12:30pm
  • SHARE Food Distribution-  Volunteers will assist staff by distributing food packages and loading them into clients’ cars. Occurs on the 2nd or 3rd Friday and Saturday of the month
    • What: Volunteers are need to help bag and distribute food.
    • When: 2nd or 3rd Friday and Saturday of the month
    • Time: 10am – 4pm on Friday, 5:30 – 10:30am on Saturday
  • SHARE Food Bagging
    • What: Prepare the food packages for the distribution the following week.
    • When: 3rd or 4th Friday of the month
    • Time:7am – 10am

 

Greater Beulah Community Development Center, Inc.,

Greater Beulah Baptist Church in Capitol Heights: Volunteers needed to distribute free food boxes to the community. Saturdays in April from 9-1pm. Contact Tina Hayes at Tina.hayes@gbcdci.org.

Virtual Tutoring: Volunteers needed for grades K-5 to assist with activities in math and language in Google classroom setting. Sessions held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5pm. Contract Tina Hayes at Tina.hayes@gbcdci.org.

Miscellaneous Opportunities

Cherokee Lane Elementary School in Adelphi is in desperate need of volunteers June 14-16 to help pack boxes. Please contact Karen Ramariz at 301-445-8415 or email Karen.Rodriguez@pgcps.org.

Our Place Waldorf Soup Kitchen: Volunteers desperately needed at 305 Smallwood Drive on Monday and Thursday evenings from 3-7pm and at 3235 Leonardtown Road on Friday and Sunday evenings from 3-7pm. Must sign up at http://www.ourplacewaldorf.com/volunteer/. Click on volunteer and scroll down to bottom of page for available dates.

Mission Nutrition (Gwynn Park High School in Brandywine): Need volunteers to help distribute food on the third Tuesday of each month from 4pm-6pm. Contact  Ms. Kim Burch at 301-818-3730 or info@communitysupportsystems.org at least 2 days in advance.

M.E.R.C.Y House Ministry in Temple Hills: Volunteers needed on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 9am-12noon to assist in the distribution of clothing and food. Register at least 3 days in advance at MercyHouseMinistry@yahoo.com.

SHABACH! Emergency Resource Center:  Volunteers needed for Grocery Giveaways on some Thursdays at various locations. Also need volunteers to help organize warehouse. Call Gwen Pope at 240 532-7003 or gpope@smionline.org for dates and times. Volunteers must be Covid-19 tested (Shabach can provide location for free Covid testing if necessary).

Fort Washington Food Pantry: volunteers needed every Saturday from 8-11 to pack and carry groceries to cars for clients, restocking food room, helping with setup/cleanup and directing traffic. Contact Jane Hudnall at 202-679-8898 (c) or janehudnall@gmail.com or FortWashingtonFoodPantry@gmail.com.

Elizabeth House, FISH of Laurel, 308 Gorman Avenue, Laurel, MD 20707: limited number of volunteers needed in the food pantry on Saturdays from 9:00am-12:30pm.  Volunteers must use this link to sign up.

Dreams for Kids DC: digital volunteer opportunities available every week. Please sign up via the website at dreamsforkidsdc.org

A Wider Circle in Silver Spring: Volunteers needed Monday-Saturday in shifts from 9-12 or 1-4; Sunday 1-4 to collect and distribute furniture and home goods and help organize the warehouse. Must call or email to schedule time. Contact Rachael Buck at 301-608-3504 or volunteer@awidercircle.org

Age-In-Place®Program, Seabury Resources for Aging: Volunteers needed for yard work and house cleaning for DC seniors, 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm Tuesday-Friday. Must contact Grandon Purnell 202-635-9384 x105 or gpurnell@seaburyresources.org at least 3 days in advance.

Free Tutoring Center: Volunteers needed for virtual tutoring of elementary and middle school students from underprivileged backgrounds all over the US. Must complete application on website at https://www.freetutoringcenter.com/become-a-tutor. Contact Saskia Botha at saskia@freetutoringcenter.com for more information

GiGi's Playhouse, Annapolis: Volunteers needed for virtual opportunities such as our TeenTastic program (role model for individuals with Down Syndrome) and Yoga. Volunteers must complete the volunteer form at https://gigisplayhouse.org/annapolis/volunteer/. On site volunteers needed to decorate, clean or help around the Playhouse. Contact Judy Co at 410-517-7474 or jco@gigisplayhouse.org.

Healthy Babies Project: volunteers needed to "do a supermarket day for clients". Contact Regine Elie or Jazmine Brazierat 202-396-2809 or relie@healthybabiesproject.org or jbrazier@healthybabiesproject.org for a list of items needed. Deliver to the office in NE DC so items can be packaged for distribution to mothers.

LifeStyles of Maryland Foundation, Inc.in LaPlata:  Volunteers needed for April 17th Food Distribution (stop and drop Covid careful) from 9am-1pm. Contact Tammy Gausman at 301-609-9900 x225 or tgausman@lifestylesofmd.org

Kidpower, Inc.: Volunteers needed for their Read Aloud and Math Learning Programs. For the Read Aloud program, volunteers receive a list of pre-approved books to choose from and record a video of themselves reading the book. After approval, video would be posted on Kidpower's YouTube for students. For Math Learning program, volunteers would record a teaching video from selected prepared lessons. For more information, contact Kiana Stacey at volunteer@kidpowerdc.org.

We have had students: 

Shovel snow, help elderly neighbors with their groceries, assist their grandparents, help their church with their social media and livestream. 

  • Create care packages and drop them off to essential workers and shelters 

  • Write letters to senior citizens and call local nursing homes to talk to residents

  • Work with Kits to Heart provides thoughtfully designed, curated cancer care kits

Joined Teens in Action and worked with Ms. Pezzuto (email Rosemary.Pezzuto@campfirepatuxent.org