How can I help at Christ House?
Volunteers are a vital part of the Christ House community. They come from the D.C. area, as well as from all across the United States and the world, as individuals, groups, or for our year-long residential volunteer program.
To volunteer as an individual in one of the positions listed below, or to suggest another way of contributing your time to Christ House, please complete an Individual Volunteer Application. You’ll be invited to schedule an orientation, after which you can begin your service. Contact our Director of Volunteers if you have additional questions.
Answer phones in the nurses’ station on evenings and weekends. We currently have several weekly positions available. If you are interested and would like to be trained for a weekly or ad-hoc role, please let us know!
Location: Second floor nurses’ station desk at Christ House
Schedule: Monday-Friday 6-8 pm and Saturday-Sunday 7 am-7 pm (in shifts of 2-3 hours)
Description: Phone volunteers answer phones, monitor our secured entrance, and direct patient inquiries to the medical staff. Phone volunteers serve on evenings and weekends.
Food Services Volunteer
Assist with preparation, serving, and cleanup after meals on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
Location: Christ House kitchen and dining room
Schedule: Monday-Sunday: Breakfast: 7-9 am, Lunch: 11-1 pm, Dinner: 5-7 pm
Description: Food service volunteers assist with preparation, serving and cleanup after meals on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
Patient Accompaniment Volunteer
Accompany patients to and from medical appointments. The volunteer must be available during some business hours for appointments with physicians, dentists, and other practitioners. The volunteer ensures the patient’s safety and supports patients who may need a little assistance following instructions, patients who are non-readers, those experiencing weakened eyesight or deterioration of hearing, or those with limited mobility or strength. The volunteer may take notes and relay messages to medical staff. Transportation is provided by Christ House.
Location: Will begin at Christ House, drive to scheduled appointments throughout the city, and return to Christ House to drop off the patient.
Schedule: Varies; must be available during some business hours
Description: Accompany patients to and from medical appointments and provide other assistance during the appointment(s) as necessary.