Montgomery County Family Center

Behind the Scenes Help - Clothing Shop Volunteer

Clothing Shop Volunteer


Located in Silver Spring and near Wheaton, Md, the Catholic Charities Center (Archdiocese of Washington) serves anyone in need living in Montgomery County. As a gateway to the many programs and services of Catholic Charities, our staff welcome in families who might be in one of the toughest moments of their lives. We focus on partnering with other organizations in the community to provide complete care to all who seek our help.


Clothing Shop Volunteers will be responsible for:

  • Manage the Clothing Shop at the Family Center, which runs 1x/per month
  • The volunteer will be needed a minimum of 2x/month – one day of setup and the day the Shop runs
  • The volunteer may come in between times to sort and such, if he/she chooses
  • Running the shop means maintaining the room, overseeing the shoppers and counting them out when they leave; the clothes are free so there is a maximum amount of clothing per shopper
  • The volunteer will help individuals and families with clothing needs by helping to manage and maintain the Clothing Shop


Desired Skills, Experience & Characteristics:

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Calm demeanor
  • Resourceful
  • Organized
  • Friendly/pleasant



  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age
  • Ability to count quickly and efficiently
  • Spanish language is a plus but not a requirement


Volunteer Benefits:

  • Improved communication skills
  • Increased community awareness
  • Direct client interaction



    • Volunteers will participate in Catholic Charities Volunteer Orientation
    • Volunteers will have on-site supervision


Time Commitment:

  • Volunteers will serve on the 1st Monday of the month from 9am-2pm, and the Friday before distribution from 9am-11am.
  • Volunteers will serve for 6 months


Location: Catholic Charities Center, 12247 Georgie Avenue, Silver Spring MD, 20902-Family Center Entrance

  • There is limited lot parking
  • Also accessible by the DC Metro Rail Georgia Avenue Metro Station


Next Steps:

  • Apply to serve in this role; click the Fill in an application button to the right to submit your application

Qualifications Required

  • Can you volunteer at a location in Montgomery County, MD? Must be Yes