Volunteer

We’re so glad you’re interested in volunteering at Miriam’s Kitchen and helping to end chronic homelessness in D.C.!  All volunteers need to commit to at least one shift per month on an ongoing basis. By attending our orientation, you acknowledge and agree to this commitment. Please note that you will not be able to begin volunteering without having attended an orientation first.

RSVP for the next volunteer orientation.

Please note that if no events appear, our orientations are currently booked.

Here is some helpful information on volunteering at Miriam’s Kitchen – General Guidelines and FAQ’s.

These are the four major areas where we use volunteers:

KITCHEN

Volunteers can help serve a meal or do prep work for a future meal. We ask that kitchen volunteers commit to one regular shift per month.

Breakfast:
Monday – Friday, 6:00 – 8:30 AM

Dinner:
Monday – Friday, 4:00 – 6:30 PM

Prep:
Tuesday and Thursday, 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Contact

For group volunteering for corporate groups, please email Ashley Lawson, Director of Corporate Partnerships, ashley@miriamskitchen.org.

For all other group or  individual volunteer opportunities, please email volunteer@miriamskitchen.org.

GUEST SERVICES

Volunteers can help distribute toiletries, fulfill clothing orders, or simply engage with our guests.  Some volunteers help by giving haircuts, manicures, or writing resumes. Do you have some other skills to offer? Let us know!

Hours:
Monday – Friday, 6:30 – 8:00 AM, 4:00 – 5:45 PM

Contact:
Noah Johnson, noah.johnson@miriamskitchen.org, for morning and afternoon GUEST SERVICES shifts.

MIRIAM’S STUDIO

Volunteers can lead a writing group or assist the art therapist before, during or after studio time.

Writing Group Leader
Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8:15 – 9:30 AM, 2:30 – 4:15 PM

Art Helpers
Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM or 2:15 – 4:30 PM

Want more information? MK Studio Volunteer Position Descriptions explains it all.

Contact:

Brittney Washington, brittney@miriamskitchen.org, to help with art or to lead a writing group.

ADVOCACY

Volunteers can support the advocacy team by lending your writing, communications, and media skills to our campaign.

Contact:
Jesse Rabinowitz,  Advocacy Specialist, jesse.rabinowitz@miriamskitchen.org