volunteering
Calvary Voices on International Women’s Day
In honor of International Women’s Day today, volunteers and staff reflected on how they see women’s empowerment, equality and opportunity in their work at Calvary. Join our International Women’s Day conversations on Twitter and Facebook! Collee…
Read More
Volunteer Spotlight: Tameka Harris
Tameka Harris is a LEAP facilitator who teaches a Time Management class on Monday afternoons. In addition to teaching the Time Management class, she also serves meals at Calvary with a women’s group called LBD (Little Black Dress) Socials. Tameka e…
Read More
Calvary Women’s Services Selected as Hogan Lovells Touch Charity
Hogan Lovells has selected Calvary Women’s Services to be the law firm’s local Touch charity, strengthening its commitment to empowering women in the region who are homeless. Over the next two years, Hogan Lovells will host fundraising events and…
Read More
Volunteer Spotlight: Jasmine Levy
Jasmine Levy is one of many University of Maryland students who volunteer their time at Calvary. She first learned about Calvary through the “Terps for Change” program that links students with community service opportunities. Oftentimes UMD stude…
Read More
LEAP Expands Boundaries of the Classroom
Learning happens at Calvary Women’s Services every single day, both inside and outside the classroom. This is true for residents, volunteers and staff. The Life Skills, Education and Arts Program (LEAP) regularly schedules field trips that give wom…
Read More
Showing Some Volunteer Love
Last weekend Calvary Women’s Services was happy to throw a small appreciation party for some of our volunteers at &pizza in Dupont Circle. Volunteers give so much to Calvary in so many ways, whether they teach a class, prepare and serve breakfa…
Read More
Volunteer Spotlight: Marjorie DePuy
At Calvary, yoga breathing comes up in conversation almost daily: Are you scared of escalators and have to travel to the Dupont Circle Metro? Yoga breath! Do you have a stressful doctor’s appointment? Yoga breath! Marjorie has been an excellent amb…
Read More
Volunteer Spotlight: Alex Winter
Alex (shown at left) has been serving as an overnight volunteer at Calvary for two years. Alex Winter first heard about Calvary Women’s Services through a community service program at the University of Maryland. That was about two years ago, and s…
Read More
Nutrition Education and “Eating to Live”
By Brandi Redo A dear friend and colleague of mine introduced me to Calvary’s education coordinator, Elaine, and it was a perfect fit. My passion is in teaching cooking and nutrition classes so I can share my knowledge in an approachable way with p…
Read More
Friday Round-up: this week in the news
The number of students who are homeless in one DC suburb is expected to reach new record of 2,500 students as homelessness grows: http://wapo.st/RWJrCk A local rabbi and pastor weigh in about the rise of homeless families in DC, and the scarcity of…
Read More