General Information

  • Volunteer Opportunities / Responsibilities: BREAKFAST PROGRAM, MONDAY FRIDAY 8AM 11:30AM
    - Help prepare and serve morning meal to 150+ community members
    - Work directly with Program staff to facilitate laundry and shower services
    - Distribute daily needed hygiene supplies to clients
    - Work closely with our Culinary staff to distribute food from our Emergency Food Pantry (Wednesday only)
    - Distribute fresh fruits and vegetables to low-income community members (Friday only)

    DINNER PROGRAM, MONDAY FRIDAY 4PM 6PM
    - Help prepare and serve evening meal to 30 40 women and children
    - Work directly with Program staff to facilitate laundry and shower services
    - Assist Program Coordinator with evening activities
    - Design and implement an evening activity with your group!

    COMPUTER LAB, MONDAY - FRIDAY 10AM - 5PM
    Computer lab attendants assist clients with resume writing, job searches, e-mailing and other basic computer functions. Volunteers should have basic familiarity with Windows and Microsoft Office. This is the perfect opportunity for an individual who prefers close interaction with clients in a small-group setting. A regular commitment (at least monthly) is preferred. Individuals ages 18 and up only.
    *volunteer opportunities available in 1-hour increments

    Professional Service Volunteers
    This is the perfect opportunity for professionals who wish to donate time in their area of expertise. Volunteer opportunities may include direct client interaction or behind-the-scenes work. For example, a nurse might volunteer to do a workshop on living with diabetes; a yoga lover may teach a weekly yoga class; a lawyer may offer legal counseling to clients, or a web-designer might offer to beef-up the Thrive DC website. Opportunities are as diverse as our volunteers. If you have a skill or service that you would like to share, please indicate that on the volunteer application or contact our Volunteer Coordinator to speak more about how your expertise may meet the needs of Thrive DC and its clients.

    Administrative Volunteers
    Administrative volunteers help with the behind-the-scenes tasks that make Thrive DC successful. Duties include answering telephones, data entry, filing, and assisting with mailings. Basic familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel is helpful, but not necessary. Scheduling is flexible, and a regular commitment is not necessary. Ideal for individuals ages 16 and up.
  • Types of Volunteers Needed: individual/adult; adult groups of less than 5; individual/high school; families with children; adult groups of 6 or more, including corporate teams; adult groups of 6 or more, including corporate teams
  • Hours Needed: business hours during the week