If you are interested in volunteering, have time to spare, or have a specialty you can share, we would love to have you join us as we work towards our goal.
Please follow the links below or contact us for more information.
Prepare and Donate Hot and/or Bagged Meals. Our meal program continues to be one of our greatest volunteer need, as shelter meals consist almost entirely of food prepared and donated by volunteers. Click here for more information.
Hold a MCCH Community Walk Prorgram. Community Walks are a great way for schools, camps, churches, synagogues, businesses, and other local organizations to help increase awareness of the issue of homelessness while raising critical funds for MCCH programs. Click here to learn more on how to organize a community walk.
Fall/Spring Beautification Projects. Well-organized groups, who can provide labor, tools, and, ideally, mulch and planting materials, are needed to help with yard maintenance projects at sites around the county.
Front Desk Greeter. MCCH is seeking reliable volunteers to help staff our reception desk. Volunteers will greet visitors, answer and direct phone calls, and help coordinate donation drop offs. Office support work and data entry are also possible tasks. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Hours are flexible, Monday – Friday.
Become a Volunteer Intern. These unpaid internships are available for college credits or Student Service Learning hours (SSL) and looks great on a resume! Click here to view our internship openings.
Back-to-Work Mentoring. Volunteers with professional experience are needed to assist clients at our men’s shelter with all aspects of preparing to go back to work, including help with resume writing and interview preparation.
GED Tutors. Are you especially good at math, social sciences, English, or science? Consider volunteering as a tutor and help our HBCAC clients achieve their academic goals.
Collection Drives. Organize a drive to collect much-needed items from our wish list for MCCH programs. You can hold a collection drive at your school, congregation, or in your neighborhood. Also, consider collecting items for a move out package for a client moving to permanent housing. View the client move out package list here.
Projects Related to Special Events. Are you getting ready for a B’nai Mitzvah, confirmation, or other special event to which you would like to add a community service component? Consider holding a collection drive or preparing meals to serve at the HBCAC shelter. We can also give shelter tours and arrange for speakers to address your class or group on the issues surrounding homelessness. Please contact us for additional details.
Donate New, Unwrapped and Gift Cards for Clients We Serve.
- Adopt the specific gift list for one or more clients. Perfect for an office Angel Tree collection, or for a family!
- Collect or purchase new items from the general holiday wish lists.
- Donate gift cards such as Visa, Target or to grocery stores in denominations of $10,20 or 25. We use these to allow families to purchase and prepare their holiday meals, shop for gifts for their children or to buy winter necessities such as coats and boots.
Gift Wrapping Volunteers. Starting in early December, we need volunteers to help wrap gifts for our clients. Volunteers are needed during normal business hours in our main office.
If you have any particular expertise to share or would like additional information about any of the above activities, with the exception of the meal program, please contact
Teri Brenits at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-917-6660.
Community Service or SSL Credit is available for selected activities!