Engage your workforce through volunteerism

Build a culture of generosity by volunteering for a cause this holiday season

The holiday season is upon us and there’s no better time to give back. While our traditions may look different than those in years past, there are plenty of COVID-friendly opportunities to engage your team and help your community. Build a culture of generosity by volunteering for a cause that your company cares about:

Create COVID Care Packages

Help seniors and vulnerable populations by creating COVID-19 care packages from the safety of your own home. Team members can collect items like non-perishable foods, gift cards, mittens, toiletries, diapers and sanitizing supplies and drop them off at a Salvation Army located in DC, Maryland or Northern Virginia.

Send Cards to Soldiers

Boost the morale of both your team and our troops overseas by participating in the Christmas Cards for Our Troops initiative by United Soldiers and Sailors of America. Simply provide holiday cards and stamps to any team members who would like to get involved.

Host or Donate to a Toy Drive

Participate in the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program, which distributes new toys as Christmas gifts to children who are less fortunate. Your team can help by donating unwrapped toys at a local Toy Drop-Off Site, or hosting a toy drive of your own.

Give Animals a Second Chance

Operation Paws for Homes of Baltimore is looking for volunteers to help coordinate adoptions, transport animals to their new adoptive or foster homes, train dogs, foster pets in need, write for the OPH Rescue Newsletter, and more. If you’re an animal lover, these are great opportunities to get involved and ensure companion animals have a second chance at finding forever homes.

Deliver Food to Seniors

On Thursdays and Fridays, Civic Works delivers over 1,000 pounds of food to over 500 seniors in the Baltimore area. Pick a day to volunteer as a team and help deliver nutritious meals to seniors in your community.

Keep Someone Warm This Winter

No one should go without a coat! Help out Cornerstones and The Hunter Mill District as they distribute coats, hats, gloves, and scarves to all who need them through their Winter Coat Closet initiative. Your team can drop off your gently used coats and cold weather accessories on December 14th or January 9th at the North County Government Building in Reston, Virginia.

Feed the Hungry

Form a volunteer group with your team and help Provide-A-Meal in their effort to serve 1,000 meals per day. Team members can prepare a casserole at home and deliver it to the SOME (So Others Might Eat) kitchen, donate ingredients, or purchase food through one of their retailers.