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Catholic Charities Saint Maria’s Meals Monthly Food Distribution Volunteer

Join Catholic Charities to assist with the Saint Maria's Meals monthly Food Distribution at Mona Center. Now more than ever we need volunteers to assist our operations as more and more people in our community begin to rely upon local food donation centers to feed their families.

Volunteers will help distribute SHARE grocery packages, including fresh produce, canned goods, and meats to families in need.

Where:  5859 Allentown Way, Temple Hills, MD 20748

When: Tuesday’s 9/26/2023, 10/31/2023, 11/21/2023, 12/19/2023 from 4:30pm-6:15pm

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 10 - 15 volunteers per shift will work with staff
  • Distribute food to people who are in line
  • Maintain physical distance and wear a face cover and gloves

Safety measures to mitigate COVID-19:

  • All volunteers must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon arrival. Your vaccination card or a photo of the vaccination card will suffice.
  • Participate in health screening questions upon arrival.
  • Bring and wear a mask or face cover
  • Maintain physical distance
  • Follow staff/safety monitor's instructions

Desired Skills and Characteristics:

  • Helpful and cooperative and a calm demeanor.
  • Able to follow directions and maintain a safe environment.
  • Able to stand for approximately 2 hrs.
  • Able to lift approximately 15 pounds at a time and lighter weights repeatedly.


  • Volunteers should be 18 years or older; high school students can participate if accompanied by an adult and they bring a Parent Guardian Waiver form.
  • Everyone in the volunteer's household is free from COVID-19 symptoms
  • Volunteers are able to provide their own face covering AND wear it for the duration of their shift.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Ministry of Service Placements for Seminarians and other Religious

Students attending local Catholic seminaries or houses of study for associated with their religious order are welcome to apply to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington for one of the following types of placements:

  • an undergraduate internship placement (~40 hours in a semester)
  • an academic internship placement (~240 - 600 hours with clinical supervision in an academic year)
  • a summer internship (~320 hours over 10 weeks, May-August)
  • a special project placement for a graduate student or adult (~200 hours over, roughly a day a week for 9 months) 

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