Hunger Action
  In the District, one in every eight households struggles with hunger. Join the DCJCC to combat hunger within our community by mixing, chopping and preparing meals for local shelters. Be a part of this valuable undertaking by preparing food for individuals and local shelters in need.  Either at the DCJCC or at DC Central Kitchen.

Jubilee Jobs
Prepare someone to rejoin the workforce. Conduct mock interviews with clients and provide feedback to refine their interview skills. Utilize your interview skills and experience to help local job seekers obtain employment. The DCJCC collaborates with Jubilee Jobs who helped nearly 1,000 individuals obtain employment last year. On-site training and tools are provided to volunteers - no previous experience required.

Books to Prisons

  Share your love of reading by sending donated reading materials to prisoners. Books to Prisons provides a critical link between citizens who are incarcerated and those outside prison walls by sending donated reading material to prisoners. Individuals respond to requests from prisoners (received via mail) for books relating to their specific interests.

Handmade for the Homeless

  Connect with fellow knitters and crocheters to craft warm winter items for the homeless; all levels are welcome. Whether you’re a pro or learning, handmade for the homeless allows volunteer’s to warm those living on the streets with handmade hats, gloves, and scarves.

Blood Drive


One donation can save 4 lives. Make your donation with the DCJCC in partnership with Inova Blood Donor Services. Every two seconds someone needs a blood transfusion. The DCJCC hosts four on-site blood drives throughout the year.

Click this link to learn about eligibility requirements.

Behrend Builders
Revitalize local shelters, low-income family homes, and public schools alongside coworkers, family, friends, social groups, or join an open build.

Tailored Group Projects

Our team can help you design a tailored volunteer experience. Whether you’re in search of specific volunteer opportunities or a project targeting your personal or professional interests, we can build a program just for you. A few examples include; alternative spring breaks, corporate team building, Mitzvah projects, and birthday celebrations. Please note this option requires a 10 person group minimum.

*Questions? contact Elena Frenkel at