Adam’s Place Men’s Shelter

Shelter Hospitality Volunteers - Shelter Hospitality Volunteer

Adam’s Place Shelter Hospitality Volunteer


Adam’s Place is a low barrier shelter that offers emergency housing to men over the age of 18. The Shelter is open from 5:00 PM to 9:00 AM and offers a hot dinner, access to case management, showers, and a bed each night.


Shelter Hospitality Volunteers will assist staff and greet the men as they enter the Shelter in the evenings. The presence of these volunteers affirms the dignity of the men who stay at the Shelter and enables the staff to move around the Shelter and help people get settled.


Shelter Hospitality Volunteers will be responsible for:

  • Greeting the men who stay at the Shelter
  • Serving dinner
  • Distributing sheets
  • Distributing mail
  • Supporting Shelter staff


Desired Skills, Experience & Characteristics:

  • Warm smile
  • Calm demeanor
  • Ability to operate in a hectic environment



  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age


Volunteer Benefits:

  • Clearer understanding of homelessness in our community
  • Opportunity to meet new people from all walks of life



  • Volunteers will participate in Catholic Charities Volunteer Orientation
  • Volunteers will receive on-site training at Adam’s Place Men’s Shelter
  • Volunteers will have on-site supervision

Time Commitment:

  • Volunteers will serve for approximately 2 hours, once a week
  • Volunteers will consistently serve on the same day of the week (e.g. every Monday)
  • Volunteers can serve any evening of the week, between the hours of 5:00 PM and 9:00 PM


Location: 2210 Adam’s Place NE, Washington, DC 20018

  • Limited street parking is available, please ask the Shelter staff for assistance if you can’t find a parking spot
  • Please be sure not to park in front of the warehouse across the street
  • If you wish, a staff member will walk you to your car at the end of the evening


Next Steps:

  • After submitting your application, scroll down to the Schedule heading and click the + Sign Up button to register
  • Then, join us for Volunteer Orientation to learn more about this role and begin the volunteer onboarding process

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday Evening
  • Tuesday Evening
  • Wednesday Evening
  • Thursday Evening
  • Friday Evening
  • Saturday Evening
  • Sunday Evening