Volunteer

The Morris Cafritz Center for Community Service (MCCCS) organizes high-impact volunteer programs that address unmet needs in the Washington, DC area. For over 25 years, the MCCCS has partnered with dozens of the area's non-profits serving at-risk and in-need residents to provide ways for our constituents to give back. Our mission is to engage our community in the service of others.


Volunteer opportunities are open to all. The MCCCS provides support to those in need regardless of age, race, gender, disability status, or religion.


   

 Upcoming Opportunities

Behrend Builders Home Repair Project
Sunday, April 23, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join Behrend Builders to repair a low-income family home in Northeast DC that was recently damaged in a fire. The damage caused to the home has displaced the elderly DC couple who have lived there for decades. Volunteers must be 14 years old to participate. No previous construction experience is necessary.



Hunger Action at the EDCJCC
Thursday, May 4, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join the EDCJCC to combat hunger within our community by preparing meals for local agencies. Volunteers will mix, chop, and create dishes that will be distributed to those in need by DC Central Kitchen, our program partner.




Behrend Builders Open Build
Sunday, May 7, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join Behrend Builders to repair a low-income family home in Northeast DC that we have been working on and hope to finish so that the owner, an elderly woman, can move back in. Volunteers must be 14 years old to participate. No previous construction experience is necessary.


Social Justice Corner

The Global Refugee Crisis: Out of the Headlines and into our Hearts and Haggadot
March 30, 2017


With more than 65 million refugees and displaced people worldwide, the global refugee crisis is worse than any time in history as victims of persecution and violence around the world flee home in search of safety.

Come learn more about this staggering crisis and how the United States is responding. We will also explore the stories of today’s refugees and find ways to weave their stories into our upcoming Passover celebrations, the Jewish people’s retelling of our own journey from oppression to freedom. This interactive program will be facilitated by Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer, Director of Education at HIAS, the world’s oldest, and only Jewish, refugee resettlement organization.

In partnership with HIAS and AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps


 In-kind Donor Thank You

A big thank you to our in-kind donors who have helped Behrend Builders make significant progress on the Morris family home.


Randy Bacon
Director, Behrend Builders
Co-Director, Days of Service
(202) 777-3244

Peter Luck
Coordinator, Behrend Builders
(202) 777-3245

Sonya Weisburd, MSW
Associate Director, Volunteer Programs
(202) 777-3269