Volunteer at Camp Bennett

All Volunteers, please read: Important Message about COVID-19 VIRUS


Central Union Mission is sensitive to and carefully monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in our region. Our top priority is the safety and well-being of our partners, staff, volunteers and the communities we serve.

At this time, Central Union Mission is following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health agencies and will make all necessary and timely changes based on their updated information.

To that end, all Central Union Mission organized in-person volunteer events are cancelled until further notice. This cancellation will cover all volunteer activity at our:

  • Men’s Emergency Shelter, 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001
  • Family Ministry Center, 3194B Bladensburg Rd., NE, Washington, DC 20018
  • Camp Bennett Christian Ministry Center, 20501 Georgia Ave. Brookeville, MD 20833,

We remain open and are serving neighbors experiencing homelessness and low-income citizens in the Washington Metropolitan area while maintaining strict protocols to protect folks from Covid-19 and other illnesses, such as the standard flu.

We continue to provide overnight shelter, meals, groceries for families and a variety of other services.

We are being diligent while also remaining calm. We have full faith and hope in God for the outcome of this situation.

Contact Marc O’Brien at mobrien@missiondc.org if you have any questions or require additional information.

We appreciate your continued support for our work at Central Union Mission!

Located at 20501 Georgia Ave. Brookeville, MD 20833, Camp Bennett Christian Ministry Center is in an idyllic setting just outside Washington, DC.

You or your business, school, church or community group can help us get us ready for camp season 2020 with cleaning, landscaping and repair jobs like these:

  • Weed and clean out the playground in order to get mulch installed.
  • Install mulch in the playground.
  • Clean the kitchen and prepare it for the summer.
  • Pressure wash the Lodge.
  • Clean up the mulch around the Lodge and pull away from building.
  • Paint touch up on the Lodge.
  • Clean out the Shop.
  • Clean out the storage rooms behind the kitchen.
  • Repair Fence around the front of the Lodge.
  • Repair pot holes in side-road to the camp.
  • Repair duct work that is leaking in the lodge.

We look forward to seeing you at Camp Bennett Christian Ministry Center, for more information contact Michael Tate, mtate@missiondc.org.



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