Learn how you can volunteer with the Archdiocese of Washington!

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington

For more than 80 years, families, children and adults in need of help and hope have been able to turn to Catholic Charities to find comprehensive, caring and competent  support. Last year, our more than 65 programs working in 48 locations across the District of Columbia and the surrounding Maryland counties served more than 116,000 men, women and children of all economic, religious and social backgrounds. Click here to explore volunteer opportunities.



L’Arche welcomes people from all walks of life to experience community in a new way. Whether joining us as a friend for dinner or prayer night, or becoming a volunteer or an assistant, you’ll discover a different way to be.

  • Host a presentation about L’Arche: Join us to tour one of our homes, or invite us to come to your office, home, or place of worship. In the space of an hour we highlight the people and mission of L’Arche using stories from our life together.
  • Join Our Team: We are currently accepting applications for people to come join us in a variety of roles. Come, grow, and share your gifts as you work in and alongside the community!
  • Volunteer: Lend a hand on a regular basis, or bring a small group and discover the joy of relationships in L’Arche.
  • Join us for dinner: There is a place at the table for you. Fill out our dinner form and we’ll be in touch with a formal invitation to eat with us.
  • Pray with us: Discover the spirituality of L’Arche at our informal prayer nights.
    Become a daily life member: Make an ongoing and growing commitment to relationships in the community.


Little Sisters of the Poor

Become part of the Little Sisters of the Poor family! Spend time with our Residents through the many volunteer opportunities which exist in our Home. You will experience such happiness as you bring the Residents joy in companionship!

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Provide companionship to Residents in the home.
  • Help residents in wheelchair move around the facility or visit nearby churches.
  • Assist with recreational activities such as arts & crafts, reading, bible study, games, bingo, cookouts and in-home or outside events.
  • Provide transportation for appointments, shopping and outings.
  • Assisting with serving Residents’ meals
  • Help out in the gardens by watering the grass and flower beds, trimming bushes, and cleaning patio furniture.

Youth Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteer at our Home: Assist with regularly scheduled activities such as sing-a-longs or board games; give manicures, join the sewing club, show movies, etc. Help a Sister or a staff member with office duties or cleaning projects.

Volunteer through your school or parish: Collect much-needed personal hygiene items, canned goods and bingo prizes for our elderly Residents. Host a bake sale, car wash, drawing or other fundraiser on behalf of the Little Sisters at your school or parish.

Visit as a group: Present a vocal or instrumental performance, dance recital or play. Join the Sisters and Residents for daily Mass or participate in the afternoon recitation of the rosary.

Please note that all young people under eighteen must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Our Volunteer Orientation is typically held on the second Saturday of the month. For more information on attending the required volunteer orientation with your chaperone please contact Martinique Brown, volunteer coordinator at [email protected].


Potomac Community Resources (PCR)

Potomac Community Resources, Inc. (PCR) provides therapeutic, recreational, social, and respite care programs for teens and adults with developmental differences, as well as information about community resources for families.  Visit PCR.org for more information on volunteering.