Professional schools look for applicants who display dedication to service and helping others. Students should have 10-12 months of longitudinal service participation prior to applying to professional school. Please utilize the extensive list below to find service opportunities around you. Additionally, please visit the Leadership and Community Service-Learning Office here at UMD for more help!
HPAO is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Catholic Charities, the social ministry outreach of the Archdiocese of Washington. They operate 58 programs in 36 locations throughout the Archdiocese (Washington, DC, and the counties of Montgomery, Prince George’s, Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s).
Catholic Charities assists individuals and families in need, especially those who are most vulnerable. They believe in helping people develop the skills and strength to move from crisis or isolation to stability and growth. They focus on prevention when possible, intervention when needed and advocacy when resources or opportunities are either inadequate or unfair. They are guided in this work by the richness of Catholic Social Teaching.
Catholic Charities provides services in the areas of: mental and behavioral health, medical and dental health, employment and job readiness, food assistance, short and long term housing, and education and employment for the developmentally different. Need is currently greatest in service-related areas
Volunteer commitment and hours vary depending on the volunteer role. For more information and to apply for the volunteer role that’s right for you, visit the website at: www.catholiccharitiesdc.org/volunteer, or contact Kimberly Dungey, Volunteer Manager at: email@example.com.
College Park/P.G. County
Washington, D. C.
Other Maryland Opportunities
Anne Arundel Medical Center (Annapolis)
Anne Arundel County Literacy Council (Annapolis)
American Red Cross, Lower Shore Chapter (Eastern Shore)
Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center (Columbia)
Maryland Hall of Arts (Annapolis)
St. Mary's Hospital (Southern MD)
Nationwide / Multiple Locations
National Association of Free Clinics - sort by state
Teach for America - Graduate School Partnerships
International Volunteer Opportunities
HPAO Disclaimer: The unlicensed treatment of patients outside of the United States is unethical, possibly illegal, and most certainly harmful to the communities that they are supposed to be serving. Please review the Ethical Principles Guidelines for Providing Patient Care for medicine and dentistry.
HPAO does not endorse the programs listed below, with the exception of the UMD Study Abroad Office. Students should carefully research the programs they are considering.
Study Abroad: UMD Education Abroad