The Catholic University of America


Service Requests

Would you like CUA volunteers to serve your organization? 

           Please fill out this brief survey to assist our office in understanding what a service opportunity with your organization looks like.




Information for Ongoing Opportunities





Latino Student Fund

The mission of the Latino Student Fund (LSF) is to provide opportunities for a strong academic foundation for underserved PreK-12th grade students of Hispanic descent to promote higher education and professional leadership. We support students and their families through scholarships, academic support services and informational outreach.

Tutor PreK-12 grade Latino students in English and Math and help them graduate high school! Tutoring takes place every Saturday 9:30am-12pm from October-June at Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School in Takoma Park, MD. Opportunities are also available to help with adult English and computer classes.


Lauren Rice



Washington English Center


We are currently recruiting volunteer English teachers for the Fall 2016 term, which begins September 19th and runs through December 11th. Students come to class multiple times a week, but the volunteer commitment is only once a week. We use a unique co-teaching method to provide new volunteers with the support needed throughout the semester. It provides the course syllabus, textbook, and hands-on guidance. For more information, please visit OR email, call, or stop by the volunteer office on California Street, near the Dupont circle Metro.


Elizabeth Madjlesi



Serve DC

The DC Resident Snow Team is a volunteer-based program run out of the Serve DC office. Serve DC is the Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism and we are looking for 2,500 volunteers to help us shovel senior citizens and disabled resident’s snow.

During a snow emergency a volunteer would be paired with houses in close proximity (walking distance) to their home. A volunteer would go to the home of senior or disabled resident and simply shovel their front entryway of their house. The volunteer is not required to knock on the door of the resident, only shovel the snow and report back to the Serve DC office which house they have completed.

Serve DC will supply shovels to all volunteers who need them and provide training on do’s and don’ts of the snow team.

During a snow emergency

Isha Lee

Red Cross National Dispatch Center

Volunteer Dispatcher


Luke Beckman


DC Paws Rescue

DC PAWS is a rescue organization that helps dogs and cats from underfunded animal control facilities get vetted and come to the DC area to be adopted. DC Paws Rescue has two adoption events in DC every month and needs volunteers who can handle a dog or cat, while they meet potential adopters.

1st Sunday of the Month
Unleashed at the Navy Yard

4th Sunday of the Month
Wylie Wagg at Cathedral Commons

Jessica Glover

ServiceWorks-Eastern Public School

Various roles-leading discussions and service projects for underserved youth. Background check and negative TB test. Requirements found here:


Leveling The Playing Field


Leveling The Playing Field is a 501(c)3 organization that collects new and gently used sporting equipment and donates the items back out to schools and programs that serve underprivileged kids. We believe that all kids deserve the chance to participate in sports, regardless of their socioeconomic background.

LPF is always in need of volunteers to help sort and organize equipment donations throughout our 4,000 square foot warehouse.


Maitlyn Healy




Seabury Resources for Aging - Age-In-Place

Age-In-Place® (AIP) provides free yard work and house cleaning to older adults over the age of 60 in wards 4, 5, and 6 of Washington, DC to help ensure they can remain safe and independent in their homes.


AIP volunteers will go to client homes and complete tasks including:
Yard work (weather permitting) - lawn mowing, hedge trimming, raking leaves, and making sure that there are clear pathways from the door to the sidewalk.
House cleaning - making sure food preparation areas are clean, that bathrooms are tidy, and that the client has clear walkways from room to room.
For more information visit our website:



Alex Watt

202-635-9384 ext.108

Community of Hope

Community of Hope creates opportunities for low-income families in Washington, DC, including those experiencing homelessness, to achieve good health, a stable home, family-sustaining income, and hope.

We are looking for volunteers to spend an afternoon a week at Kids Club, our after-school program for homeless families in Columbia Heights (Metro accessible!)

Share your passions and become a…homework helper, reading assistant, computer coach, math tutor, buddy, and more!

Kids Club helps children at Girard Street Family Shelter work on their academic goals and develop other life skills. It provides a safe place for children experiencing homelessness to spend their afternoons with caring adults.
Visit our website for more information:


Lauren Cranman



SOUL (Students-Athletes Organized to Understand Leadership) is a sports-based youth development program that collaborates with DC Public Schools and other community-based organizations to provide academic, athletic, and professional enrichment opportunities for underserved DC youth.


SOUL is looking for tutors/mentors for CASH (College Access Study Hall) at Luke C. Moore High School. Tutors would assist high school students in completing homework in addition to providing guidance for college applications, scholarships, financial aid, etc… Tutors would need to be willing to make a weekly commitment for at least one semester but two would be preferable. Please email for more information.

Volunteer Application:


Yun Simpson, 484-597-1016,


Our mission is to help at-risk youth recover from trauma. We provide a text-messaging service that helps youth build positive coping skills for managing traumatic and chronic stress.


Your role is at the core of what we do. We are looking for volunteers to deliver our text-messaging service that provides at-risk youth with personalized tips for managing stress and overcoming adversity. The content is grounded in evidence-based practices for managing traumatic and chronic stress, including cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, and mindfulness-based stress reduction.

Everyday, coaches text students following our structured conversation flow. This involves asking students how they are feeling, asking or eliciting what thoughts are driving their feelings, classifying students into appropriate emotional states, and selecting strategies to send. Sending messages involves light customization of pre-canned content. Coaches need to show empathy while maintaining a neutral tone and using non-clinical language.

Texting is conducted over our web platform. Coaches receive in-depth training on using our platform and protocols for coach-student interaction, language, content selection, and crisis/suicide response.


Alina Liao

(408) 892-9219

Learning Life

Based in Washington D.C., Learning Life is an educational nonprofit that seeks to spread learning in everyday life beyond school walls. Learning Life’s Citizen Diplomacy Initiative (CDI) is a free program that connects lower-income American families starting in Wards 7 & 8 of Washington D.C. with similar families in other nations of the world through “virtual exchange,” or live internet video. CDI aims to nurture peace and family and youth development through international dialogue and collaboration.




Paul Lachelier, c:202-910-6966,

Washington Parks & People

Washington Parks & People has many opportunities for large groups of volunteers looking for rewarding and empowering community service! Our projects range from park clean-up to tree planting to helping out in our Urban Greening Centers, which help to demonstrate that our parks and gardens can be sources of inspiration and nutrition.

Volunteers like you are what make Washington Parks & People have such a strong impact on the DC park community. Since last fall, our 1000+ volunteers made a tremendous impact on the health of DC's parks, helping to create 25 new community farming beds, removing 200 cubic yards of trash from our parks and cutting back over 5 acres of invasive plants.


Hannah Moore, (202) 462-7275,

Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School

Academy of Hope is an adult public charter school in Washington D.C., offering excellence in adult education since 1985. Our mission is to provide high quality education and services that change lives and improve our communities. At Academy of Hope, students become part of a learning community where everyone is valued, adds value and is both a teacher and a learner. Our curriculum is experiential and focuses on life skills, which means that students can immediately begin applying what they’re learning to their own lives—and reap the benefits.


Passion for social justice is a must. An interest in education or teaching would be helpful. Volunteer must be comfortable tutoring students their age or older.


Meredith O'Connell, 202-269-6623 ext 142,

Playtime Project

The mission of the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project is to nurture healthy child development and reduce the effects of trauma among children living in temporary housing programs in Washington D.C.


U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Congressional Affairs

Volunteers will support OCA in liaising with Congress. Duties may include preparing Congressional biographies and other resources for CBP personnel ahead of Congressional briefings and hearings; researching and drafting issue papers for CBP personnel, coordinating logistics for meetings and briefings on the Hill; and answering phone calls and emails from Members of Congress and staff on behalf of their constituents.


Tony Olivieri,

Raising a Village Foundation

Raising a Village Foundation launches its new education initiative Driven 2 Succeed. Driven 2 Succeed is a youth-development organization for elementary school students that provides support in the areas of academia, social emotional learning, and college and career preparedness. We are looking for mentors/tutors to help students complete their homework in reading, writing, and math. Tutoring takes place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4:00pm-6:00pm from September-June at the Hughes Memorial Community Center in Washington, D.C.


Jaleesa Hall, 202.810.1668,