Martha’s Table is committed to doubling down on our mission to meet the sharp spike in need during the COVID-19 outbreak. With the help of volunteers, we have expanded our food programs by over 400%.

Click here to discover volunteer opportunities and sign up for a volunteer shift.

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

Martha’s Table has received communication from the Food Policy Director of D.C.’s Office of Planning confirming that those who are volunteering in-person in food distribution activities at organizations like Martha’s Table are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the District of Columbia. To register, volunteers should visit https://coronavirus.dc.gov/vaccinatedc. Additional questions about vaccination eligibility may be directed to DC Health.

Please read our Volunteer Waiver, Volunteer Code, and Volunteer Health Policy before volunteering.

You can also download our Volunteer Opportunities one-pager to view descriptions of each volunteer shift.

All volunteers must be at least 12 years old.
An adult should accompany all volunteers 12-14 years old.
Volunteers must be at least 15 years old to be a McKenna’s Wagon Helper.


There are several opportunities for individuals and groups to volunteer in our Northwest and Southeast D.C. locations.


Martha’s Table at The Maycroft
1474 Columbia Rd., NW
Washington, DC 20009
See volunteer calendar for available shifts.
Please use the alley entrance located off of 15th Street NW (between Columbia Rd. and Harvard St.)

Martha’s Table at The Commons
2375 Elvans Rd. SE
Washington, DC 20020
See volunteer calendar for available shifts.

Martha’s Outfitters on MLK
2204 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20020
Volunteer opportunities at Martha’s Outfitters are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Please see our volunteer calendar for current opportunities at our NW and SE locations.

Joyful Food Markets
Various Elementary Schools in Southeast D.C.
Volunteer opportunities at Joyful Food Markets are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Please see our volunteer calendar for current opportunities at our NW and SE locations.

Questions? Please consult the volunteer FAQ below
or send us a question using our form.

At Martha’s Table, our core values are an integral part of our operations and community interactions. Before signing up to volunteer, please review our core values video featuring staff, families, and neighbors.

Meet Our Volunteer Team

MT's Volunteer Engagement Team

Briana Cleveland

Director, Volunteer Engagement


Still have a question or two?

Feel free to send us an e-mail using the form below.
We look forward to connecting with you soon!

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