Volunteer at the Men’s Shelter

All Volunteers, please read: Important Message about COVID-19 VIRUS

 

Central Union Mission is sensitive to and carefully monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in our region. Our top priority is the safety and well-being of our partners, staff, volunteers and the communities we serve.

At this time, Central Union Mission is following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health agencies and will make all necessary and timely changes based on their updated information.

To that end, all Central Union Mission organized in-person volunteer events are cancelled until further notice. This cancellation will cover all volunteer activity at our:

  • Men’s Emergency Shelter, 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001
  • Family Ministry Center, 3194B Bladensburg Rd., NE, Washington, DC 20018
  • Camp Bennett Christian Ministry Center, 20501 Georgia Ave. Brookeville, MD 20833,

We remain open and are serving neighbors experiencing homelessness and low-income citizens in the Washington Metropolitan area while maintaining strict protocols to protect folks from Covid-19 and other illnesses, such as the standard flu.

We continue to provide overnight shelter, meals, groceries for families and a variety of other services.

We are being diligent while also remaining calm. We have full faith and hope in God for the outcome of this situation.

Contact Marc O’Brien at mobrien@missiondc.org if you have any questions or require additional information.

We appreciate your continued support for our work at Central Union Mission!


There are a variety of ways you and/or your loved ones can participate in activities sponsored by the Mission, especially at our Men’s Shelter, located at 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001.

To participate, you can register and join us for any of these opportunities:

Early Morning Meal Prep [7:30 am-11:30 am, Monday-Friday]Help our chefs chop vegetables, prep meals, organize the pantryall to prepare for the meals served throughout day at the Mission. Must be at least 18 years old to register for this activity. REGISTER NOW

Late Morning Meal Prep [9:30 am-11:30 am, Monday-Friday]same as before, but not quite so early and only two hours! Come down and help us chop vegetables, prep meals, organize the pantryall to prepare for the meals served throughout day at the Mission. Must be at least 18 years old to register for this activity. REGISTER NOW

Shelter Upkeep [9:30 am-11:00 am, Tuesday -Saturday]Help us clean our overnight guest dorms, make/disinfect beds, polish furniture, fold sheets & towels, sweep, dust and perform general upkeep in the 2nd floor dorms at the Mission. Minor-age volunteers (ages 12-17 years old) are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult and there must be one adult for every four minor-age volunteers in groups. Maximum of 10 (ten) volunteers. REGISTER NOW

Lunch Service [11:30 am-1:00 pm, Monday-Saturday]Help us prepare and serve a lunch for our guests from the kitchen. You might help prepare the meal, then serve it to the gentlemen or interact with our guests in the dining room and bus tables, serve treats, desserts, ice or act as a Table Host and really get to know our guests. Minor-age volunteers (ages 12-17 years old) are welcome, but some kitchen restrictions apply. Minors must be accompanied by an adult and there must be one adult for every four minor-age volunteers in groups. Maximum of 10 (ten) volunteers. REGISTER NOW

Dinner Service [4:30 pm-6:00 pm, Tuesday-Saturday]We serve three meals a day, 365 days a year! Come by some early evening and help us prepare and serve a dinner for our guests from the kitchen. Once again, you might help prepare the meal, then serve it to the gentlemen or interact with our guests in the dining room and bus tables, serve treats, desserts, ice or act as a Table Host and really get to know our guests. Minor-age volunteers (ages 12-17 years old) are welcome, but some kitchen restrictions apply. Minors must be accompanied by an adult and there must be one adult for every four minor-age volunteers in groups. Maximum of 10 (ten) volunteers. REGISTER NOW

For groups, all of the above can be scheduled to include a tour of the Mission and a brief overview of the scope of Mission work and opportunities. Contact mobrien@missiondc.org for more information.

Morning of Service or Afternoon of ServiceFor larger groups who wish to combine multiple events, the Mission can customize your participation as a Day of Service, either in the mornings or afternoons . Contact Marc O’Brien, mobrien@missiondc.org for details.

 

 

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