Volunteering at Bread for the CityP1080678

From distributing groceries, to assisting with health education, to sorting clothing, Bread for the City depends on our network of dedicated volunteers to make our work possible.

Most of Bread for the City’s volunteer opportunities are appropriate for regularly attending individual volunteers who make a weekly commitment for a period of at least 3 months.

To join our team of volunteers, we ask individual volunteers to meet the following guidelines:

  • Work one shift weekly or biweekly, either 9:00am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-5:00pm, Monday through Friday (excluding Friday afternoons).
  • Make at least a 3-month commitment to their shift, to ensure a service stable environment for our clients.
  • Be accompanied by an adult if you are 15-17 years of age.
  • Be able to provide their own transportation to either of our centers, located at 1525 7th Street NW, Washington DC 20001 or 1640 Good Hope Road SE, Washington, DC 20020. Please note: We can provide transportation assistance for client volunteers.

If you can commit to these guidelines, the next step is to attend a Volunteer Information Session!

Volunteer Information Sessions - Please check back in late April for May Volunteer Information Session dates. Thank you!

Please RSVP to attend an Information Session by contacting volunteer@breadforthecity.org.

Check out our available volunteer positions here!
Interested in internships? See our available internship opportunities!

GROUP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

There are many ways for groups of volunteers to get involved at Bread for the City! If your group would like to serve, please contact volunteer@breadforthecity.org.

Free Farmers Markets
Southeast Location
1640 Good Hope Road SE

If interested, please contact Kris at kjensen@breadforthecity.org

Description: Volunteers will help bag and distribute fresh produce to our clients in an outside market at our Southeast Center. These events take place rain or shine. Please ensure your volunteer group is dressed properly for the weather.

Number of Volunteers Needed: 6-10

We are currently seeking volunteers to help from 9:15 AM – 12:15 PM on the following dates:

  • More dates to follow. Please check back soon!

Free Produce Giveaways
Northwest Location
1525 7th Street NW

If interested, please contact Kris at kjensen@breadforthecity.org

Description: Volunteers will help bag and distribute fresh produce to our clients in an outside market in front of our Northwest Center. These events take place rain or shine. Please ensure your volunteer group is dressed properly for the weather.

Number of Volunteers Needed: 4-6

We are currently seeking volunteers to help from 9:15 AM – 12:15 PM on the following dates:

  • More dates to follow. Please check back soon!

Clothing Program Group Opportunity
Southeast Location
1640 Good Hope Road SE
If interested, please contact: volunteer@breadforthecity.org

Description: Volunteers will help to sort donations, hang and merchandise items, and keep our Clothing Room neat and tidy so that clients have a dignified and respectful experience.
Number of Volunteers Needed: 5-10

This opportunity is available for two or three hour-long shifts during the following times:

  • Mondays from 1:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Fridays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm or 1:00 to 5:00 pm

Food Pantry Group Opportunity
Northwest Location
1525 7th Street NW

Description: Volunteers will help sort and bag fresh food donations, including fresh produce and bread. This food is then directly distributed to our Food Pantry clients.
Number of Volunteers Needed: 5-10

This opportunity is available on an as-needed basis. If interested, please contact volunteer@breadforthecity.org.

Bread for the City’s Fruit Orchard

UDC Muirkirk Research Farm
12001 Old Baltimore Pike
Beltsville, MD 20705

Description: Volunteers will help tend several varieties of crops, including strawberries, blackberries, apples and Asian pears. We are in the growing off-season, so our orchard volunteer opportunities are currently closed for the remainder of the year. However, please feel free to contact us at volunteer@breadforthecity.org to discuss future volunteer opportunities in Spring 2014.

Professional Volunteer Opportunities

There are no professional volunteer opportunities at this time. Please direct all professional volunteer inquiries to volunteer@breadforthecity.org.