Pre-approved Service Sites

  • All sites must be officially designated "non-profit" (501C). If you are not sure, check with the organization--they will know.
  • Helping with family or family matters does not fulfill service requirements.
  • Only time spent on site will count towards the service requirement. Anything done off site including planning, shopping, and/or preparing donations, meals, food, clothing, blankets, etc. will not count.

Animal Advocates of Howard County

Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County

  • 12 Park Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
  • 301-740-2511 |
  • Questions? Email
  • A no-kill shelter for cats in Gaithersburg

The Arc of Montgomery County

  • 11600 Nebel Street, Rockville, MD 20852
  • 301-984-5777 |
  • Volunteer coordinator: Juel Offer | 301.984.5777 x1271
  • Communities that serve individuals and families with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Bikes for the World

Blood Donation

  • Can be done at any hospital or with the Red Cross
  • Will earn one (1) hour

Brooke Grove Retirement Village

  • 18131 Slade School Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860
  • 301-570-7081 |
  • Volunteer coordinator: Norma Ochsenreiter
  • Provides a continuum of care for older adults

Capital Area Food Bank

Churches/Parishes (Available to Freshmen and Sophomores ONLY)

  • Participation in religious life (altar serving, lectoring, ushering, liturgical dance, bible school)

Comfort Cases

  • Packing and delivering care packages for children in the foster care system

DC Central Kitchen

Fidos For Freedom

Food and Friends

  • 219 Riggs Road, NE, Washington, DC 20011
  • 202-269-2277 |
  • Volunteer coordinator: Don Pitz
  • Prepare and deliver meals for persons living with HIV/AIDS
  • **Before volunteering, you will need to attend an orientation on the 1st Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. or the 3rd Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m.

Frederick County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program

  • Silverado Stables
  • 11515 Angleberger Road, Thurmont, MD 21788
  • Volunteer coordinator: Carol Bell
  • Therapeutic horseback riding near Frederick, MD

Friendship Arms

  • 5805 42nd Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781
  • 301-779-6566
  • Housing for the elderly and disabled, with food bank services for residents

Friendship Place

  • 4713 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016
  • 202-364-1419 |
  • Volunteer coordinator: Michael O'Neill
  • Support services for the homeless of Washington, DC

Gabriel Network

  • P.O. Box 2116, Bowie, MD 20718
  • 301-262-9011 |
  • Questions? Email
  • Empowers women to choose life and provides resources for new mothers
  • **Numerous volunteer locations in the area. See the website for more details. Many local churches also participate in “Project Gabriel.” Ask at your parish.

Grassroots Homeless Shelter

  • 6700 Freetown Road, Columbia, MD 21044
  • 410.531.6006 |
  • Volunteer Coordinator: Bonnie Hudak
  • Crisis intervention for the needy in Howard County

Great and Small Therapeutic Riding

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County

  • 9100 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
  • 301-990-0014
  • Questions? E-mail:
  • Reduces substandard housing by providing simple, decent, affordable homes in Montgomery County
  • **Volunteers for building sites must be 18+ or accompanied by a parent or guardian if 16 or 17. Check website for details, as well as youth opportunities.

Harmony Hills Elementary

Hospitals and Nursing Homes

  • Work must be with patients

Housing Initiative Partnership

  • 6565 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville, MD
  • Provides housing services for low-income residents of Maryland

Interfaith Clothing Center

Interfaith Works

  • 114 West Montgomery Ave., Rockville, MD 20850
  • 301-762-8682 |
  • Questions? Email
  • Provides housing services for disabled adults and families leaving the emergency shelter system

KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now)

  • PO Box 341590, Bethesda, MD 20827
  • 301-770-3200 |
  • Questions? Email
  • One-to-one recreation for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities
  • **Keen has volunteer programs for many sports at different DC metro area locations. See their website for more information.

Manna Food Center

Marian Assisted Living

Martha's Table and McKenna's Wagon

Meals on Wheels

MedStar at Montgomery General

  • 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney, MD 20832
  • 301-774-8629 |
  • Broad range of service opportunities to the sick
  • **Must be 15 or older**
  • Must complete Volunteer Application, located online

Montgomery County Humane Society

  • 14645 Rothgeb Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
  • 240-773-5960 |
  • Questions? Call 240-773-5054
  • Shelter services for domestic animals and wildlife

Montgomery General Thrift Shop

Muddy Paws Farm

My Sister's Place

National Capital Therapy Dogs, Inc.

  • P.O. Box 234, Highland, MD 20777
  • 301-585-6283 |
  • Provides animal-assisted therapy to many people in health facilities, shelters, schools and libraries
  • **Has numerous locations in the DC area; see website for more details

Our Daily Bread

Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary

Rainbow Place

Red Wiggler Farm

  • 23400 Ridge Rd., Germantown, MD 20876
  • 301-916-2216 |
  • Volunteer coordinator: Kara Desmond
  • Horticulture therapy and vocational training program for adults with developmental disabilities

ReStore - Habitat for Humanity

  • 9100 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
  • 301-947-3304 |
  • Volunteer coordinator: Jon Warshaw
  • Retail outlet that sells discount home furnishings to help fund affordable housing in Montgomery County

SED (Spanish Education Development)

  • 1840 Kalorama Road NW, Washington DC 20009
  • 202-462-8848 |
  • Volunteer Coordinator: Doris Ruano
  • Helps immigrants, especially children, to integrate through educational and other services

Share Food Network

Shepherd's Table

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

SOME (So Others Might Eat)

  • 71 O Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
  • 202-797-8806 |
  • Service to the homeless of Washington, DC
  • Sports Plus

    • PO Box 83274, Gaithersburg, MD 20883
    • 301-452-3781
    • Questions? Email
    • Structured sports and social programs to children and young adults with autism, ADHD, & other disabilities
    • **Multiple locations for sports throughout Howard and Montgomery Counties

    Stepping Stones Shelter

    St. Luke's Shelter

    Title One Schools

    • Please contact individual schools to verify "Title One" status

    Towne Centre Place Family Resource Center

    • 3559 Bantry Way, Olney, MD 20832
    • Homework club program for low-income at-risk youth in Olney and Sandy Spring operating from Monday-Thursday from 2:30 - 6:00 PM