Motivated by the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, and guided by Catholic social and moral teaching, Catholic Charities strengthens the lives of all in need by giving help that empowers and hope that lasts.
Catholic Charities is the social ministry outreach of the Archdiocese of Washington. To this end we affirm and support the dignity of all human life, strengthen families and serve the poor and most vulnerable.
Depending on the opportunity, adolescent children are welcome to volunteer with their parent or guardian. Individuals under the age of 18 are required to have waivers signed by their parent or guardian before participating in any volunteer activity. Typically, children 15 and younger must be accompanied by a parent. Please note that some of our shelters do not allow individuals under the age of 18 to volunteer with them. To find out more and to sign up please check out our volunteer calendar: https://www.catholiccharitiesdc.org/Volunteer_individual_onetime