St Elizabeth’s 801 E Men’s Shelter


Shelter Hospitality Volunteer - Shelter Hospitality Volunteer

Shelter Hospitality Volunteer

 

Catholic Charities low barrier shelters offer emergency housing to men over the age of 18. The Shelters are open from 5:00 PM to 9:00 AM and offer 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
  • Ability to operate in a hectic environment

 

Qualifications:

  • 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

 

Support:

  • Volunteers will participate in Catholic Charities Volunteer Orientation
  • Volunteers will receive on-site training at St. Elizabeth’s 801 East 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
  • Volunteers will serve for at least 6 months

 

Location: St. Elizabeth’s 801 East Men’s Shelter, 2700 Martin Luther Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032

  • A large parking lot is available at the Shelter
  • The Shelter is a .9 mile walk from the Anacostia Metro Station (Green Line)
  • The Shelter is accessible by the A2/A6/A7/A8 bus from the Anacostia Metro Station

 

Next Steps:

  • 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