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Current Volunteer Opportunities
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Every month we feature a Volunteer of the Month in our e-newsletter. The Volunteer of Month for March is Basil Alexander. See his story and all of our honorees on the Volunteer of the Month page (link above). To join our email list please scroll to the bottom of this page and enter in your email address.
The Martha’s Table Internship Program provides excellent opportunities for students to learn new-skills, gain real-world experience and collaborate and network with nonprofit professionals. We have been fortunate to work with many talented interns in the past years. You can learn more about what it’s like to intern with Martha’s Table by reading our former intern stories here a Intern Testimonials
Summer 2013 Internship Positions
Communications Intern: Part of the duties of the Martha’s Table Development Department is managing communications and the volunteer program. We support the mission of Martha’s Table’s programs through: donations, community outreach, press, special events, and volunteering.
Children’s Program Intern: The Martha’s Table Children’s Program focuses on the values of academic excellence, cooperation, equality and non-violence through after-school programming for children ages 5-9. The Children’s Program internship position will support our classroom teachers in meeting these values with homework assistance, tutoring and assisting with workshops.
Bridge Program Intern: The Bridge Program affirms the identity and builds the core capacities of middle school adolescents through critical/creative expression, media literacy, argumentation development and the introduction of community and traditional American values. The Bridge Program intern position will support our classroom teachers in meeting these values through homework assistance, tutoring and assisting with workshops.
Martha's Outfitters Intern: A unique community thrift store in the U Street Corridor. Not only does Martha’s Outfitters provide free clothing, linens and household items to individuals and families in need, but we also open our doors to the community at large whose purchases support Martha’s Table’s larger mission of transforming lives through sustainable solutions to poverty.
Please visit again for additional summer internship opportunities!
Don’t forget, if you are not able to volunteer at this time, you can also support us with a donation. We appreciate your interest in Martha’s Table. Thank you!
Volunteers are critical to the success of Martha's Table. We want to hear from you, please fill out this short survey to let us know about your volunteer experience. Volunteer Feedback Form
Our volunteers range in age from elementary students to retirees. Schools, church groups, civic groups, business and law offices and employees from many businesses around the Washington D.C. metro area make up the corps of approximately 10,000 volunteers that walk through our doors every year.
We also have volunteers coming from many church and youth groups from around the U.S., as well as from international groups from Hungary, Africa, Russia, Latin America, China, and Japan.
Martha's Table is being used as a model for learning how to attract, retain and utilize volunteer services to maximize their potential.
Our ability to serve the community is based on the hard work of our volunteers and many supporters.
- If you schedule and DO NOT show up for your shift, we CAN NOT serve the community to the best of our ability.
- 24 hour canceling or rescheduling notice is required. In the event that you are unable to come in for your volunteer shift please contact the Volunteer Team so that Martha's Table can make other arrangements.
- Because we depend so heavily on volunteers, we need to make sure we recruit RELIABLE volunteers. If you do not provide us with 24 hours notice, we will have to reconsider whether we can reschedule for future a volunteer date.
Volunteering at Martha’s Table creates a bridge that helps people connect across a sometimes separated and segregated region. It helps shape our community and allows people to live their values and be part of the solution.