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Volunteer

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.

URGENT: The CDC has issued a recall of Jif peanut butter and peanut butter products. Out of an abundance of caution, we will not accept any peanut butter sandwiches on McKenna’s Wagon until further notice.

VolunteerOpportunities


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

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.

  • McKenna’s Wagon Drivers and Helpers

    McKenna’s Wagon, our mobile food service, goes out 365 days each year to distribute warm meals, sandwiches, and healthy snacks at two downtown locations. Volunteers serve food, drive the van, and unload supplies each night.

    Martha’s Table is excited to announce that we will be relocating McKenna’s Wagon operations back to the Maycroft, 1474 Columbia Road NW, effective on Friday, April 22nd.

    Noted below are the adjustments made to our operations in regards to the move.
    Departure from MT

    • The driver and helpers are to report to the Maycroft at 1474 Columbia Road NW at 4:30 pm (please enter through the alleyway at the intersection of 15th St and Columbia Rd)
    • Drivers can park their personal vehicles in the alleyway for the duration of the shift.
    • Helpers are allowed to ride in the van to each location. Masks are required to be worn by each person. Also, they will still have the option to meet the van at the 1st Stop (New Jersey Ave and I St NW) to either ride in the van or transport themselves to each stop.
    • The van will depart from the Maycroft at 5pm. 
    Please click HERE to sign up for a helper shift.
    *Please contact a volunteer manager if interested in driving for McKenna’s Wagon. Volunteer shifts for McKenna’s Wagon drivers do not appear on Volunteer Hub.
  • Food Prep, Tidy-up, and Baking Enthusiast

    Volunteer opportunities for food prep shifts are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Food tidy up shifts have been modified based on the new needs of our COVID-19 operations. Please see our volunteer calendar for current opportunities at our NW and SE locations.

    Have fun while creating a delicious meal made from scratch. Help us tidy-up the kitchen or sign-up to bake fresh muffins for McKenna’s Wagon.

  • Martha’s Table Markets

    Martha’s Table has on-site markets at both The Commons (Southeast D.C.) and The Maycroft (Northwest D.C.). As a market volunteer, you support shoppers with their groceries, restock inventory, and interact with community members.

  • Joyful Food Markets and Community Markets

    Volunteer opportunities for Joyful Food Markets are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.  Please see our volunteer calendar for current opportunities at our NW and SE locations.

    Spread the JOY of healthy eating as 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.

  • Saturday Seniors Drivers and Helpers

    Volunteer opportunities for Saturday Seniors are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.  Please see our volunteer calendar for current opportunities at our NW and SE locations.

    Every Saturday, Martha’s Table delivers meals door-to-door to the senior residents of the Paul Laurence Dunbar Apartments in Northwest D.C.

  • Martha’s Outfitters

    Volunteer opportunities for Martha’s Outfitters are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Please see our volunteer calendar for current opportunities at our NW and SE locations.

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

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

VolunteerFAQ

Still have a question or two?

Feel free to send us an e-mail using the form below.
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