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Volunteer

Our founder, Mary Virginia Merrick, said "nothing is ever too much to do for a child."
What would you like to do for a child?

Layette Program

Blanket Makers

Wrap a baby in a handmade “gift of love.” Knit or crochet a handmade blanket measuring 36” x 36”. Yarn can be picked up at the CCS office.

Contact: Gina Maria Schulz at gschulz@christchilddc.org

Blanket Buddies

Be a liaison with one of our wonderful blanket makers. Bring yarn to volunteers and pick up their beautiful blankets!

Contact: Gina Maria Schulz at gschulz@christchilddc.org

Medaling

Include a prayer with the blankets we provide. Tie miraculous medals onto the layette prayer cards.

Contact: Gina Maria Schulz at gschulz@christchilddc.org

Layette Delivery

Help distribute layettes to families in need and see the impact our welcome kits have on the community. Pick up layettes at the CCS office and deliver to a local agency.

Contact: Gina Maria Schulz at gschulz@christchilddc.org

Diaper Collating

Keep babies clean, dry, and happy. Repackage diapers for inclusion in the layettes.

Contact: Gina Maria Schulz at gschulz@christchilddc.org

 

Student Success Program

Tutoring

Become a Christ Child tutor and make a difference in the life of a young student. Provide reading instruction at Washington Jesuit Academy, Sacred Heart, St. Anthony’s, Washington School for Girls or San Miguel. Materials and training provided.

Contact: Kathleen Curtin at kcurtin@christchilddc.org

Book Bunch at Family Place

Help introduce the joy of books to babies and toddlers at the Family Place! Volunteers read books to mothers and babies and plan fun sensory, educational, and crafty activities.

Contact: Kathleen Curtin at kcurtin@christchilddc.org

Don Bosco Cristo Rey Opportunities

Financial Aid Night
Help students complete FAFSA forms at financial aid night for seniors.

Pizza, Pen and Paper
Help a student prepare for college by helping them polish off their college essays/personal statements.

Admission Interviews
Help facilitate admission interviews for new students.

Academic Support
Provide students with afterschool academic support.

Contact: Kathleen Curtin at kcurtin@christchilddc.org
 

Girls on the Rise Program

Rebel Girls Book Club

Enjoy books and lively discussion on women of significance of today and yesterday with the Girls on the Rise at the Merrick Center. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls books and lesson plans provided. Volunteers bring materials for activities and a snack.

Contact: Kathleen Curtin at kcurtin@christchilddc.org

Running Buddies

Be a running buddy at the Girls on the Run-DC 5K! Inspire girls to recognize their inner strength as you encourage and support her through her first 5K!

Contact: Kathleen Curtin at kcurtin@christchilddc.org

Girls Summit

Help kick off the school year with Girls Summit where girls and their parents learn new skills, tools and resources to help them succeed during the academic year.

Contact: Kathleen Curtin at kcurtin@christchilddc.org

 

Host a Drive

Host a drive at your parish, workplace, or school to collect materials needed for our programs. We are always in need of drives for diapers, books, hygiene products, healthy snacks, or winter accessories. Signage and flyers will be provided.

Contact: Gina Maria Schulz at gschulz@christchilddc.org

 

CCS Main Office

Help out with administrative tasks at the CCS office! We always need people to help us with mailings – membership mailing, invitations to events and annual giving appeals.

Contact: Gina Maria Schulz at gschulz@christchilddc.org

 

Opportunity Shop

Volunteer at our upscale consignment shop in Georgetown! Volunteers are needed for sales, stocking, merchandising, and assisting with consignment appointments.

Contact: Kelly Gotthardt at kgotthardt@christchilddc.org

 

Merrick Center

Book and Baby Fair

Join your fellow CCS DC Chapter members, friends and families for this fun Saturday dedicated to books and babies! Volunteers are needed to host book and baby equipment drives, transport items to the Center, provide food and snacks, and help community members on the day of the Fair..

Contact: Gina Maria Schulz at gschulz@christchilddc.org
 

Interested in any of these?

Just email us to let us know and we will get you started!
Thank you so much for volunteering to help those children in our community who need us!