December 25th Day of Service (D25) is the Edlavitch DCJCC's largest volunteer event of the year.

Join almost 1,000 volunteers at a social service agency in the metro-DC area to serve meals, sing carols, visit home-bound seniors, throw Christmas parties, and deliver holiday cheer to those in need. Several ways to give back are also available at the Edlavitch DCJCC.

Many of the projects are family-friendly - please read project descriptions carefully for the minimum age to volunteer at each site.


D25 projects fall into the following categories:

At the JCC
Behrend Builders Painting Project
Deliver Gifts and Meals
Make a Visit
Prepare a Meal
Serve a Meal
Throw a Holiday Party

We also host a Blood Drive and a Bone Marrow Registry all day during D25.

Each project has a volunteer Team Captain - check out the Team Captain FAQ and contact Sonya if you are interested in taking on a leadership role for one of our D25 sites.


Registration is required for all D25 volunteer projects except the Blood Drive. Making an appointment to donate blood is highly encouraged but walk-ins will always be welcome.

We request a $20/person tax-deductible program fee to help us cover the costs of supplies, including gifts for clients, Santa suits, party decorations, arts & crafts, and games.

2016 D25 registration will open in late November.

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

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

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