What We Do

Claude Moore Community Builders

Loudoun Cares is a true provider, from calls received to the Helpline to connecting nonprofits and volunteers through the Volunteer Center to promoting the next generation of service providers through the Claude Moore Community Builders (CMCB) program.

The Loudoun Cares CMCB program is a signature and recognized program throughout the community. Celebrating its twelfth year in operation, this program was developed to instill a culture of service and leadership in our youth which ultimately aids Loudoun County’s ever-growing population.

Student volunteering is regarded by governments as essential to perpetuating an engaged civil society (Haski-Leventhal et al., 2008).  CMCB engages youth in meaningful volunteer opportunities that benefit the organizations they are paired with and the greater community as a whole.

To date, CMCB have connected 242 high school students with unique volunteer experiences at respected nonprofit organizations; supported the nonprofit involved to further their mission with additional help; endowed students with skills and qualifications that give them a competitive edge in terms of higher education and future careers and, very importantly, prepared them for a lifetime of service.

We completed our 2017-2018 program year (click here to see more on our Class of 2018 Graduation) in March and collectively, our Builders have served over 32,300 volunteer hours in the Loudoun Community in the past eleven years.  All our Builders received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award and have shown they are in our program for all the right reasons. This year we are happy to be partnering with Loudoun Youth, Inc. during our 2018-2019 program year.

CMCB is a ten-month program running from June – March each year. Applications open in mid-March and at the end of April each year. Historically, approximately 30-35 youth have gone through the program each year.  The class of 2019 currently has 23 new and 17 returning Builders for our largest class yet with 40 students representing 15 county high schools. Returning Builders act as mentors for the new participants and help to make our program a success.

If you are a high school student in Loudoun County or know a student that could benefit from this program please see below for more information regarding applications for our 2019-2020 program year.


2019-2020 Program

Thank you for your interest in the 2019-2020 class of Claude Moore Community Builders.

Applications for the Class of 2020 will open in March of 2019. Check back then for more details or contact Sarah Bauer at [email protected]

Claude Moore Community Builders has been funded with a generous grant from the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation.


Join CMCB 2018-2019 Program Year

Placement Nonprofit

The Claude Moore Community Builders are top quality volunteers. They tick all the boxes when they walk through the door.   

Christi Love
Co-Director / Heritage Farm Museum

Parent of Builder

I would recommend this program to anyone in a heartbeat. I know I will be bringing my son next year  

Class of 2017 Spirit of CMCB

CMCB is about, stepping out of your bubble, to help someone else in theirs . . . I think the most lasting impact CMCB has had on me has been granting me the knowledge that, as a team, we’ve made Loudoun a better place.  

Class of 2017

Class of 2017 Emerging Leader

CMCB has been influential on my life because it has taught me important life skills such as communication, leadership and cooperation that I will continue to use in my placements, school and my future. I have built many relationships and I feel that Claude Moore has opened many doors for my future. I have found my tribe!

Class of 2017

Parent of Builder

Our kids loved this program.