Volunteering at Calvary

The ongoing success of our programs would not be possible without the dedication of volunteers who have supported us from Calvary’s founding to present day. Calvary volunteers provide invaluable services to residents, but they also gain something valuable in return from the relationships they build and the meaningful work they do. Our staff schedule volunteers based on their availability, interests, skills and where there is a specific need.

Become a Volunteer
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Volunteers are critical to Calvary's programs
As one volunteer said...
"I really think that Calvary is a DC nonprofit leader in supporting its volunteers. It's great to volunteer for such an awesome organization!" - Peter Sacco (current volunteer)
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How You Can Volunteer
Overnight Volunteers

Overnight volunteers work with a staff member to supervise the programs each night, attending to the residents’ needs throughout the night and in the morning. Training is provided and volunteers are able to sleep during the night.

Overnight volunteers are needed Monday through Sunday nights. The overnight volunteer shift begins at 9:00pm and ends at 7:00am.

LEAP Facilitators

LEAP facilitators provide time and expertise to women at Calvary by leading weekday afternoon classes. Facilitators lead one-hour classes on a variety of topics, including:

  • Communication skills
  • Presentation for the workplace
  • Creative expression and movement
  • Education and training
  • Health and wellness

LEAP classes take place at Calvary every afternoon of the week from 1:30 – 2:30pm and 3:30 – 4:30pm.

Mailing Volunteers

Mailing volunteers help Calvary to send out multiple mailings per year. These mailings bring in the donations needed to run our programs and serve the 120 residents we do each year.

Volunteers can join us on site anytime during regular business hours (9 am to 5 pm) and are asked to come on site for two mailings a year. You can come individually or bring up to three of your friends. We’ll make it a party by playing the music of your choice!

Meal Volunteers

Meal volunteers provide a nutritious home-cooked breakfast, lunch or dinner to brighten a resident’s day with a hot meal and a warm smile. Meal volunteers prepare a meal at home for either 13, 20, 32 or 45 residents (depending on the meal). After serving the women, volunteers are encouraged to sit down, relax, and enjoy their meal with the residents.

This is a great volunteer opportunity for individuals and groups of up to 12 volunteers, and volunteers under 18. We ask groups to cover one meal a quarter. You can choose between Saturday breakfast, Sunday lunch or Friday/Saturday/Sunday dinner.

Karaoke Volunteers

Karaoke volunteers throw a party every third Saturday of the month to ensure the residents have a little fun while they are on site! Groups of 5-6 volunteers plan a theme for the party and provide a few decorations as well as song suggestions. While on site you can expect to enjoy singing, dancing and good company with the residents

Karaoke volunteers are needed on the third Saturday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. We ask that volunteers host three parties a year.

Would you like to volunteer?

Other opportunities are available for individuals and groups, and Calvary’s staff is happy to work with you to find the best fit for your skills and schedule. If you are interested in volunteering at Calvary, please complete an online application. For more information about volunteer opportunities, contact Arielle Baker.

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