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Ongoing Opportunities

  • Starting February 2016, DeMatha is responsible for providing volunteers at St. Maria's Meals (through Catholic Charities) every first Friday of the month. The St. Maria's Meals breakfast van provides a nutritious breakfast and an encouraging word to individuals that work as day laborers, most of whom are immigrants to our area, bright and early on Friday mornings. Volunteers will set up the tables, then unload the food from the van, and set up a line to hand food to the people waiting and hoping to find a job for the day. Students will meet at 5:50am at DeMatha's front circle and will return to DeMatha by 8:30am and miss only 1st period. Please sign up in the CMO the week before each event. See the service calendar for more info.
  • The Shrine of the Sacred Heart in NW DC needs volunteers for their daily dinner program. Starts at 4:30pm and goes to 6pm. Student volunteers assist with set up, cleanup and serving food and beverages. See the website to sign up and for more info:

  • Reading Partners is an organization that provides students in under-resourced elementary schools with individualized reading support to help them move to the next reading or grade level. No teaching experience is necessary; anyone over the age of 14 can volunteer. Flexible Monday to Thursday times between 9am-5pm. **REQUIRES A BACKGROUND CHECK AND ORIENTATION. See the link for more info and to sign up:
  • Every Thursday afternoon students from DeMatha are invited to play friendly games of cards and board games with the residents of Friendship Arms (5805 42nd Ave, Hyattsville, MD) in the community dining room. Games start around 3 pm and last until 5 pm. Interested volunteers should contact Ms. Colleen Aistis at to register. (contact hours)

  • Tutoring Opportunities: (Contact hours)
    • Mary House-volunteers must commit to one day a week for three months. Please contact or call (202) 248-8173
    • Greenbelt CARES: Saturday mornings; please contact Ms. Hering at or (301) 345-6660 (ext 2016)

  • The Society of St. Vincent de Paul at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Waldorf, MD hosts a food pantry and other services for needy families on the third Saturday of every month from 7am-11am. Interested volunteers should contact Tom Brett at for more information. (Contact hours)
  • Teen Court gives teenagers the opportunity to participate in the justice process as well as give back to their community. First-time juvenile offenders are defended and reviewed by a jury of their peers to determine consequences and further action. Please contact Tiffany Lindsey at 301-780-7744 or email for more information. (contact hours)