Doing Good and Social Action Opportunities

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

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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, Volunteer From Home

Alumni Volunteers – Speak to Current SeniorsVolunteer, Volunteer From Home

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

Be My Eyes: Sighted Volunteers Assist the Blind and Low-Vision IndividualsVolunteer, Volunteer From Home

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

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

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

CESJDS Service – Learning – Leadership List
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day SchoolAdvocacy, In-person Volunteering, Teens and Young Adults, Volunteer, Volunteer From Home

Compost at Home With WormsVolunteer, Volunteer From Home

Doing Good Community of Virtual VolunteeringVolunteer, Volunteer From Home

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

Fairfax County: Ways to HelpCompanionship/Social Isolation, In-person Volunteering, Volunteer, Volunteer From Home

Family Mentors for RefugeesVolunteer, Volunteer From Home

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

Global Jewish Pen Pal ProgramCompanionship/Social Isolation, Volunteer, Volunteer From Home

High School Seniors Seeking College Advice – Speak to AlumniVolunteer, Volunteer From Home

IACARE Volunteer Network of the Israeli American CouncilIn-person Volunteering, Volunteer, Volunteer From Home

Intergenerational Pen-palsTeens and Young Adults, Volunteer, Volunteer From Home

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

Learning AllyVolunteer, Volunteer From Home

Make Cards for First RespondersVolunteer, Volunteer From Home

Mazon: Charitable Food Resource GuideDonate, Food Assistance, In-person Volunteering, Volunteer From Home

Mentor Prize: Become a Virtual MentorCareer/Employment, Volunteer, Volunteer From Home

Montgomery County Senior/Alumni InterviewsVolunteer, Volunteer From Home

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

Operation Gratitude: Support Soldiers & VeteransSoldiers & Veterans, Volunteer, Volunteer From Home

PJ Library Mitzvah-A-Day at Home List
PJ LibraryFamilies with Young Children, Volunteer, Volunteer From Home

Points of Light: Virtual Volunteering OpportunitiesVirtual, Volunteer, Volunteer From Home

Project Linus Montgomery County: Make No-Sew Fleece Blankets at HomeVolunteer, Volunteer From Home

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

Repair the World and Amplifier
Repair the WorldDonate, In-person Volunteering, Volunteer, Volunteer From Home

Sew Facemasks for Yourself and Medical Professionals in NeedVolunteer, Volunteer From Home

Smithsonian: Transcribing Documents and DataVolunteer, Volunteer From Home

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

Student Musicians for Weekly Virtual ConcertsTeens and Young Adults, Volunteer, Volunteer From Home

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

TeensGiveTeens and Young Adults, Virtual, Volunteer, Volunteer From Home

Turn T-Shirts into BagsTeens and Young Adults, Volunteer, Volunteer From Home

UN Online Volunteers20s-30s-40s, Techinical Assistance, Teens and Young Adults, Volunteer, Volunteer From Home

Volunteer Alexandria OpportunitiesIn-person Volunteering, Virginia, Volunteer, Volunteer From Home

Volunteer Arlington OpportunitiesIn-person Volunteering, Virginia, Volunteer, Volunteer From Home

Volunteer Fairfax OpportunitiesCompanionship/Social Isolation, In-person Volunteering, Virginia, Volunteer, Volunteer From Home

Volunteer Prince William OpportunitiesIn-person Volunteering, Virginia, Volunteer, Volunteer From Home

In-person Volunteer Opportunities

American Red Cross: Donate BloodDonate, In-person Volunteering, Volunteer

BikeMatch DCDonate, In-person Volunteering

Bread for the CityDelivery of Food & Medication, In-person Volunteering, Volunteer

Capital Area Food Bank: Food Donations
Capital Area Food BankDonate, Food Assistance, In-person Volunteering

CESJDS Service – Learning – Leadership List
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day SchoolAdvocacy, In-person Volunteering, Teens and Young Adults, Volunteer, Volunteer From Home

Charlie’s Place: assist in making bagged lunchesFood Assistance, In-person Volunteering, Volunteer

DC Medical Reserve CorpsHealth & Wellness, In-person Volunteering, Volunteer

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

Fairfax County: Ways to HelpCompanionship/Social Isolation, In-person Volunteering, Volunteer, Volunteer From Home

Food For All DC: Volunteer Opportunities to Deliver FoodDelivery of Food & Medication, In-person Volunteering, Volunteer

Food for Others: Food DonationsDonate, Food Assistance, In-person Volunteering

Horton’s Kids Tutoring and MentoringDonate, Food Assistance, In-person Volunteering, K-12 Education, Volunteer

IACARE Volunteer Network of the Israeli American CouncilIn-person Volunteering, Volunteer, Volunteer From Home

Jam the J-Trolley: Collection of Personal Care Items
Pozez JCC of Northern VirginiaDonate, In-person Volunteering, Volunteer

Jam the J-Trolley: Personal Care Items Drive
Pozez JCC of Northern VirginiaIn-person Volunteering, Volunteer

Manna Food Center
Manna Food CenterDonate, Food Assistance, In-person Volunteering

Martha’s Table
Martha's TableDonate, Food Assistance, In-person Volunteering

Mazon: Charitable Food Resource GuideDonate, Food Assistance, In-person Volunteering, Volunteer From Home

Nourish Now
Nourish NowDonate, Food Assistance, In-person Volunteering, Maryland

Repair the World and Amplifier
Repair the WorldDonate, In-person Volunteering, Volunteer, Volunteer From Home

Serve the Moment
Repair the World20s-30s-40s, In-person Volunteering, Teens and Young Adults, Volunteer

Shopping AngelsDelivery of Food & Medication, In-person Volunteering, Volunteer

Volunteer Alexandria OpportunitiesIn-person Volunteering, Virginia, Volunteer, Volunteer From Home

Volunteer Arlington OpportunitiesIn-person Volunteering, Virginia, Volunteer, Volunteer From Home

Volunteer Fairfax OpportunitiesCompanionship/Social Isolation, In-person Volunteering, Virginia, Volunteer, Volunteer From Home

Volunteer Prince William OpportunitiesIn-person Volunteering, Virginia, Volunteer, Volunteer From Home

We Are FamilyCompanionship/Social Isolation, In-person Volunteering, Seniors, Volunteer