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 you must attend an orientation before you can begin volunteering. 

We will have a Virtual Volunteer Orientation on Thursday, July 16th from 4:30-5:30pm.  If you’re interested in attending, please email Martha Wolf at martha@miriamskitchen.org Here is some helpful information on volunteering at Miriam’s Kitchen – General Guidelines and FAQ’s.

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

Make the place you volunteer the place you give.  Donate here

Volunteering as a team: Are you a partner looking to volunteer? Would you like to sponsor a team-building volunteer shift? Are you interested in getting your workplace or team involved with Miriam’s Kitchen? Please contact Elizabeth Truffa, Corporate Partnerships Officer at elizabeth.truffa@miriamskitchen.org for more details.

These are the four major areas where we need volunteers:

KITCHEN

Due to COVID-19, all of our regular kitchen shifts have been suspended. We don’t know when they will return. We’ll keep you posted.

At this time, we need volunteers to hand out meals and drinks in our tent outside. We ask that these volunteers volunteers commit to coming in every other week.

Breakfast:
Monday – Friday, 6:45 – 8:15 AM

Dinner:
Monday – Friday, 4:15 – 5:45 PM

Contact

For individual volunteer opportunities, please email volunteer@miriamskitchen.org.
Due to COVID-19, we can not accommodate any groups right now.

GUEST SERVICES

Due to COVID-19, all of these volunteer shifts have been suspended. We don’t know when they will return. We’ll keep you posted.

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!

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

Barber Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 9:45 AM, 2:30 – 4:30 PM

Mail Helper:
Monday – Friday, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Toiletry Cart During Studio:
Monday – Friday, 2:30 – 4:00 PM

Contact:
volunteer@miriamskitchen.org for morning and afternoon GUEST SERVICES and BARBER shifts.

MIRIAM’S STUDIO

Due to COVID-19, all of these volunteer shifts have been suspended. We don’t know when they will return. We’ll keep you posted.

Volunteers can lead a writing group or assist the art therapist before, during or after studio time. Writing group volunteers need to come at least once a month and Studio volunteers need to come once a week. The first step is to register for the Volunteer Orientation

Writing Group Leader
Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8:15 – 9:45 AM, 2:30 – 4:30 PM

Art Helpers
Hours:
Tuesday – Friday, 8:00 – 9:45 AM or 2:15 – 4:30 PM

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

Contact:

Still have questions? Please email volunteer@miriamskitchen.org.

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