Volunteers in our food, education, and community support programs are helping build a brighter future in Washington, D.C. Check out our calendar of volunteer opportunities to find a way for you to stand with children, families, and neighbors.

Please read our Volunteer Waiver and Volunteer Code before volunteering.

Meet Us at The Maycroft!

  • Effective March 1, 2019: Our 14th Street location is closed. Our Northwest programs have moved to Columbia Heights. Thanks for your continued support!
  • Our Address at The Maycroft:
    1474 Columbia Rd., NW
    Washington, DC 20009
  • Volunteers – please use the alley entrance located off of 15th Street NW (between Columbia Rd. and Harvard St.).
  • Please feel free to e-mail volunteer@marthastable.org with any questions.

Volunteer Opportunities

Joyful Food Markets and Martha’s Markets

Help children and families shop at no cost for fresh produce and healthy pantry staples at one of our 53 pop-up markets located in elementary schools and community centers.

Food Access Programs

Prepare meals, ride with McKenna’s Wagon, help neighbors shop for no-cost groceries at our Lobby Market, and more.
*Please note volunteer shifts for drivers for McKenna’s Wagon do not appear on Volunteer Hub.  Read more here about this opportunity or email volunteer@marthastable.org to learn more.

Martha’s Outfitters

Merchandise clothing donations and assist neighbors shopping at our community boutique store.


Court-Mandated Community Service Hours

Martha’s Table accepts, on limited basis, volunteers who are required by a court to complete community service hours. Please click below for more information and to complete the court-mandated volunteer application.

Meet our Volunteer Team!

Questions? Please consult our Volunteer FAQ below or email volunteer@marthastable.org



Is there an age requirement to volunteer?

The minimum age to volunteer at Martha’s Table is 12 years old. Volunteers between the ages of 12-14 must bring one adult chaperone for every three volunteers. Some opportunities require volunteers to be at least 15 years of age. Please call for more information 202-328-6608.

How can I get young children involved?

Martha’s Table is always in need of homemade trail mix and muffin donations. These homemade items are distributed on McKenna’s Wagon. Young children are encouraged to work with their parents or caregivers to prepare these items and drop them off for donation. Please visit our Donate page for more information and guidelines.

Which volunteer opportunities are best for groups?

Joyful Food Markets (5-7 people), food preparation (12 people), McKenna’s Wagon (4-8 people), and Outfitters NW merchandising (10-12 people) are great for groups! Please consult our volunteer calendar to find an eligible shift or call the Volunteer Office for more information 202-328-6608.

Can I walk in and participate in a volunteer opportunity?

All volunteers must sign up for an opportunity prior to their arrival at Martha’s Table.

Do you offer volunteer opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities?

Martha’s Table believes that all individuals have the ability to make a significant impact in our community. At certain times during the year, Martha’s Table provides opportunities to engage individuals who require special accommodations. Please contact volunteer@marthastable.org.

Do you offer shifts for pre-court and court-mandated volunteering?

Individuals seeking pre-court or court-mandated volunteering must email the Volunteer Team to set up an interview (volunteer@marthastable.org). We do not provide court-mandated volunteer hours for work not done on site. We are unable to accommodate any charges regarding violent crimes, sexual crimes, or any crime against a child.  

Can Martha’s Table sign off on Community Service hours for schools, church etc.?

Yes, please see the volunteer coordinator on site. Please email volunteer@marthastable.org with any questions!