Volunteer

The Morris Cafritz Center for Community Service (MCCCS) organizes high-impact volunteer projects and events that address the unmet needs in the Washington DC area. For over 25 years MCCCS has enabled volunteering in our community. Our volunteers have the opportunity to enrich the lives of others as well as their own.

Volunteer opportunities are open to all. MCCCS provides support to the DC community in need regardless of age, race, gender, or religion.

Upcoming Projects


Arcadia Farms
Sunday, September 21, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Volunteer on the farm by picking, weeding, planting seeds, transplanting, and more. Tools and gloves are provided. Arcadia’s Mobile Market improves access to healthy, affordable food in underserved communities.

Hunger Action at the DCJCC
Thursday, October 2, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Mix, chop and prepare food for homeless shelters in the DC area.

Hunger Action at DC Central Kitchen
Sunday, October 5, 8:45 - 12:00 pm

Join the DCJCC Volunteer team at DC Central Kitchen to prepare meals for shelter residents.

Blood Drive
Tuesday, October 7, 4:00 - 8:00 pm

One donation can save four lives. Make your blood donation at the DCJCC in partnership with Inova Blood Donor Services.

Books to Prisons
Wednesday, October 8, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Provide a critical link between citizens who are incarcerated and those outside prison walls by sending donated reading material to prisoners and educating the public about issues surrounding prisoner education and literacy.

Handmade for the Homeless 
Sunday, October 19, 10:00 - 12:00 pm
Connect with fellow knitters and crocheters to craft warm winter items for the homeless; all skill levels are welcome.

Erica Steen
Director, Community Engagement
(202) 777-3255

Randy Bacon
Director, Behrend Builders
(202) 777-3244

Elena Frenkel
Coordinator, Engagement and Community Service
(202) 777-3207