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CURRENT SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

 

Progressive Equestrian Therapeutic Services, Inc. (PETS) is now accepting volunteers to assist in therapeutic lessons as sidewalkers or leadwalkers and other jobs assisting instructors/more experienced volunteers with riding lesson participants at the PG Equestrian Center. Contact Kim Molhoek, Director at 301-627-4308 or pgcpets@gmail.com.

City of Greenbelt, Free Food Distribution is in need of volunteers for their summer produce giveaways on June 16, July 21 and August 18 from 10am-3pm at the Greenbelt Municipal Center, 25 Crescent Road in Greenbelt. Contact Flora Li at 301-412-2480 or fli@greenbeltmd.gov

St. Stephen Baptist Church "Dedicated to Making it Better" Community Day: Looking for volunteers to help on June 25th from 8:30am-2pm at their location in Temple Hills. Contact Sis. Tasya Arrington at Mercyhouseministry@yahoo.com.

Reach out to Ms. Pezzuto with Teens in Action to see what volunteer opportunities are available! teensinaction@campfirepatuxent.org.

Loving Hands Enrichment Center in Clinton is in need of volunteers from 10am-5pm, Monday to Friday. Contact Ms. Lofty at lovinghandsdaycare@verizon.net or 301-868-6975 for more information.

Catholic Charities has a wide variety of opportunities please click here for Volunteer Opportunities and here for their Calendar of Events 

Food Distribution at Fort Foote Baptist Church in Fort Washington: Volunteers needed the fourth Saturday of every month except November and December starting at 7:30 am - 12noon. Contact Rev. Joseph Brown at 240.281.2303 or jbrown1009@verizon.net.

I Support the Girls: looking for volunteers to open packages, sort and count donations, and write thank you notes at their warehouse (open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm) in Rockville. Email Christiana Littrell at clittrell@iSupportTheGirls.org for more information.

Community of Hope, Fam-Club: looking for volunteers to do arts and crafts, play games and read books with children and families at The Triumph (in SE DC) from 5:30-8pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. Must be 14+. All volunteers must be fully vaccinated and as of March 25th must be boosted as well. Contact Jessie Dunn at jdunn@cohdc.org for more information.

SHARE Food Distribution in Landover- Volunteers will assist staff by distributing food packages and loading them into clients’ cars on the 2nd or 3rd Saturday of the month from 5:00-11:30am. Students must be accompanied by an adult.

Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

Cards for a Cause: Give the gift of good vibes by crafting a handmade card with an uplifting message for a sick or injured child—a small, but meaningful gesture that will bring a lot of joy to a young person who needs and deserves it. Plus, there’s no limit to the number of cards you can make and send to Cards for a Cause, the organization responsible for distributing them, so you have the opportunity to touch more than one young person with your creativity and heartfelt sentiment.

Oakwood Educational Foundation was created to tackle the issue of educational inequality—an endemic problem that breeds wealth and racial inequality in almost every other area of life as well. The mission is ambitious, but the approach is simple: Connect under-served youth with volunteer tutors who can inspire a love of learning while helping bridge the achievement gap.

Caring Calls: For our students who are 18 years old. Run by Dorot, a non-profit that provides a wide range of services to support the elderly population, Caring Calls offers volunteers a chance to make a difference by simply picking up the phone. As a volunteer for Caring Calls, you will be matched with a senior to contact by phone on a weekly basis for at least four weeks. The time commitment isn’t huge—just 30 minutes a week—but the calls are long enough for volunteers and seniors to have interesting conversations, find shared interests and build a meaningful friendship. 

The Kids Circle Foundation: The mission of the Kids Circle Foundation is “to enrich the lives of children by virtually providing them guidance, support and companionship.” This non-profit has multiple forms of volunteer work on offer, all of which are intended for high-school age volunteers. For more information, feel free to contact us at @thekidscirclefoundation on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter, answer the form on the "Contact Us" page, or email us at thekidscirclefoundation@gmail.com.

Write a Letter to an Elder: Love for our Elders is an organization that works to provide letters to elderly people. Visit their website to get involved! 

Every Operation Gratitude Care Package includes a bundle of letters from grateful Americans thanking their Military & First Responder Heroes for their service to our country. To join us in letter writing, please register at the link

Virtual tutoring with Teensgive-visit their website to get involved! 

Learning Ally: We rely on a network of over 1,000 volunteers to bring our mission to life! Volunteer Nation is working to solve the literacy problem - the 65% of students who are not proficient in reading by 4th grade. Our volunteers share their talents to create human-read audiobooks and provide support in roles that help us reach the 30 million students who struggle to read. By volunteering, you can help remove the barriers that stand in the way of our students’ right to education.

Science Buddies: Science Buddies is dedicated to helping increase K-12 science literacy and fostering enthusiasm for science and science fair projects. We invite you to join us! We have several programs and opportunities for volunteers interested in sharing their own science expertise or interested in helping spread the word about Science Buddies. Most of our volunteer opportunities are flexible, convenient, and take less than an hour a week.

Dreams for Kids DC: Virtual and in person volunteer opportunities available every week in adaptive programming for youth with physical and developmental disabilities. Please email us at GFu@Dreamsforkids.org or sign up via the contact form at dreamsforkidsdc.org

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/volunteer-to-tuto Contact Saskia Botha at recruitment@freetutoringcenter.com for more information 

More Opportunities!

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 3-5pm starting April 19th.. Contact  Ms. Kim Burch at301-818-1970 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 and must provide proof of vaccination. (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: Virtual and in person volunteer opportunities available every week in adaptive programming for youth with physical and developmental disabilities. Please email us at GFu@Dreamsforkids.org or sign up via the contact form at dreamsforkidsdc.org

A Wider Circle in Silver Spring: Volunteers needed Monday-Saturday in shifts from 9am-12noon, 12noon-3pm. and 3:15-5:15pm; Sundays 11am-1pm, 1-3pm, and 3-5pm. to collect and distribute furniture and home goods and help organize the warehouse. Must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Must email volunteer@awidercircle.org to receive a sign-up calendar.

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, Saturday. Must contact Grandon Purnell 202-529-8701 x25206 or gpurnell@seaburyresources.org at least 3 days in advance.

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 Andre Glenn at 410-517-7474 or aglenn@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.

 

Renew Our Grace

**Renew Our Grace is a Campus Ministry Initiative sent out every Wednesday to provide a space for the McNamara Community to reflect on Scripture and intentionally take time to gaze at an image meant to stir us in some way. We hope you enjoy!**


Our Scripture Quote

❝Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.❞ - John 19: 25-27

Specific and Upcoming Service Opportunities

More opportunities coming soon