Doing Good

Looking to make a difference?

Connect with purpose and make a positive impact on the lives of others in our DC, MD, and Northern VA community. Volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and ability can help those in need during COVID-19 and inspire social change by supporting one another, feeding the hungry, caring for the earth, and so much more.

Explore volunteer opportunities from local and national organizations as well as suggestions of how to start your own “Jconnector” volunteer group— bringing together your personal networks to help each other and those in need in your community. Learn more.

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Volunteer Opportunities by Organization

Volunteer Project Ideas

Start a Jconnetor Group

Volunteer Opportunities You Can Do From Your Home During this Period of Physical Distancing

Adopt-A-Safta: Make Phone Calls to Lonely Elderly Across IsraelCompanionship/Social Isolation, Seniors, Volunteer

Alumni Volunteers – Speak to Current SeniorsVolunteer

American Red Cross: Donate BloodDonate, Volunteer

BBYO Northern Region East (NRE): DC CouncilTeens and Young Adults, Volunteer

Be My Eyes: Sighted Volunteers Assist the Blind and Low-Vision IndividualsVolunteer

BikeMatch DCDonate

Bikur Cholim: Virtual Visits to the Elderly and Active ListeningCompanionship/Social Isolation, Seniors, Volunteer

Bread for the CityDelivery of Food & Medication, Volunteer

Capital Area Food Bank: Food Donations
Capital Area Food BankDonate, Food Assistance

Capital Jewish Museum Covid-19 Collecting
Capital Jewish MuseumArts & Culture, Volunteer

Catchafire: Volunteer Opportunities that Match your Professional SkillsCareer/Employment, Volunteer

Charlie’s Place: assist in making bagged lunchesFood Assistance, Volunteer

DC Medical Reserve CorpsHealth & Wellness, Volunteer

DC, Serve your Neighbor!Companionship/Social Isolation, Delivery of Food & Medication, Donate, Volunteer

Doing Good Community of Virtual VolunteeringVolunteer

eJewish Philanthropy: When Staying Home Isn’t SafeDomestic Abuse, Volunteer

Fairfax County: Ways to HelpCompanionship/Social Isolation, Volunteer

Family Mentors for RefugeesVolunteer

Food For All DC: Volunteer Opportunities to Deliver FoodDelivery of Food & Medication, Volunteer

Food for Others: Food DonationsDonate, Food Assistance

Friendly Callers for Meals on Wheels Clients (central Maryland)Companionship/Social Isolation, Seniors, Volunteer

Global Jewish Pen Pal ProgramCompanionship/Social Isolation, Volunteer

High School Seniors Seeking College Advice – Speak to AlumniVolunteer

Horton’s Kids: Food DonationsDonate, Food Assistance

IACARE Volunteer Network of the Israeli American CouncilVolunteer

Intergenerational Pen-palsTeens and Young Adults, Volunteer

Jewish Council for the Aging: Call or Write a Homebound SeniorCompanionship/Social Isolation, Seniors, Volunteer

Learning AllyVolunteer

Manna Food Center
Manna Food CenterDonate, Food Assistance

Manna Food Center: Supply Donations
Manna Food CenterDonate, Food Assistance

Martha’s Table
Martha's TableDonate, Food Assistance

Mazon: Charitable Food Resource GuideDonate, Food Assistance

Mentor Prize: Become a Virtual MentorCareer/Employment, Volunteer

Montgomery County Senior/Alumni InterviewsVolunteer

New Endeavors by Women Letter-WritingCompanionship/Social Isolation, Volunteer

Nourish Now
Nourish NowDonate, Food Assistance, Maryland

Operation Gratitude: Support Soldiers & VeteransSoldiers & Veterans, Volunteer

Points of Light: Virtual Volunteering OpportunitiesVirtual, Volunteer

Project Linus Montgomery County: Make No-Sew Fleece Blankets at HomeVolunteer

Random Acts of Kindness During the Coronavirus OutbreakTeens and Young Adults, Volunteer

Repair the World and Amplifier
Repair the WorldDonate, Volunteer

Sew Facemasks for Yourself and Medical Professionals in NeedVolunteer

Shopping AngelsDelivery of Food & Medication, Volunteer

Smithsonian: Transcribing Documents and DataVolunteer

Soldiers Angels: Support Soldiers, Military Families, and Veterans RemotelySoldiers & Veterans, Volunteer

Student Musicians for Weekly Virtual ConcertsTeens and Young Adults, Volunteer

Supply Love: Request supplies, donate supplies, make masks to donateDonate, Volunteer

TeensGiveTeens and Young Adults, Virtual, Volunteer

Volunteer Alexandria OpportunitiesVirginia, Volunteer

Volunteer Arlington OpportunitiesVirginia, Volunteer

Volunteer Fairfax OpportunitiesCompanionship/Social Isolation, Virginia, Volunteer

Volunteer Prince William OpportunitiesVirginia, Volunteer

We Are FamilyCompanionship/Social Isolation, Seniors, Volunteer