Volunteer Central

COVID-19 Statement

Thanks for your interest in volunteering at Central Union Mission!

In addition to our standard Volunteer Requirements, the following COVID-19 safety guidelines and protocols will be followed for all on-site volunteer opportunities:

  • All volunteers, upon entering the men's emergency shelter, will pass through our anti-bacterial UV-C portal for about 12 seconds (3-4 seconds for each position),
  • all volunteers at all sites will receive a temperature check when they arrive,
  • all volunteers at all sites will wear masks throughout the duration of their service,
  • all volunteers at all sites will practice socially distancing and
  • all volunteers at all sites will sign a COVID-19 Waiver in addition to the Volunteer Agreement.

We look forward to you and/or your organization partnering with us to help meet the needs of people who are at risk and thus, strengthening the community!

Men's Shelter


65 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 745-7118
Parking: There is very limited parking on our lot, but if a space is available you are welcome to it! There is metered parking on G Street and Mass Ave. Paid parking is available at Union Station (5 blocks from us) and at the Walmart on H Street (2 blocks from us).

IMPORTANT: In order to register to volunteer for any event, you need to have a Volunteer Central Account: Create Account/Login.


VOLUNTEERS DONATE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Your gift of meals and care can bring hope to someone who is homeless and mark the first step toward true life change.

Click here for information about sponsorship opportunities.

Upcoming events

    • Monday, October 04, 2021
    • Friday, December 31, 2021
    • 64 sessions
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Help provide Mission breakfast service in kitchen and dining hall.


    • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Help prep and serve  Mission lunch in kitchen and dining hall.


    • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Help prep and serve  Mission lunch in kitchen and dining hall.

    MAXIMUM Eight [8] volunteers.

    • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    DeeeDee Collins  and friends help provide Mission Dinner Service in kitchen and dining hall.

    • Thursday, October 28, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Help prep and serve  Mission lunch in kitchen and dining hall.


    • Friday, October 29, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Cleaning, disinfecting mattresses, making beds, folding towels sheets and general upkeep in Guest Dorms.

    MAXIMUM 8 volunteers.

    • Saturday, October 30, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    Cleaning, disinfecting mattresses, making beds, folding towels sheets and general upkeep in Guest Dorms.

    MAXIMUM 8 volunteers.

    • Tuesday, November 02, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Help prep and serve  Mission lunch in kitchen and dining hall.


    • Thursday, November 04, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Help prep and serve  Mission lunch in kitchen and dining hall.


    • Friday, November 05, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 4
    Register

    Help provide Mission Dinner Service in kitchen and dining hall.

    MAXIMUM Five [5] volunteers.

    • Saturday, November 06, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 6
    Register

    Cleaning, disinfecting mattresses, making beds, folding towels sheets and general upkeep in Guest Dorms.

    MAXIMUM 8 volunteers.

    • Tuesday, November 09, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Help prep and serve  Mission lunch in kitchen and dining hall.


    • Wednesday, November 10, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Help provide Mission lunch  Service in kitchen and dining hall.

    • Wednesday, November 10, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    DeeeDee Collins  and friends help provide Mission Dinner Service in kitchen and dining hall.

    • Thursday, November 11, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Help prep and serve  Mission lunch in kitchen and dining hall.


    • Friday, November 12, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Cleaning, disinfecting mattresses, making beds, folding towels sheets and general upkeep in Guest Dorms.

    MAXIMUM 5 volunteers.

    • Friday, November 12, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0

    Help provide Mission Dinner Service in kitchen and dining hall.

    MAXIMUM five (5) volunteers.

    • Saturday, November 13, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Cleaning, disinfecting mattresses, making beds, folding towels sheets and general upkeep in Guest Dorms.

    MAXIMUM 8 volunteers.

    • Saturday, November 13, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Help prep and serve  Mission lunch in kitchen and dining hall.

    MAXIMUM Five [5] volunteers.

    • Tuesday, November 16, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Help prep and serve  Mission lunch in kitchen and dining hall.


    • Wednesday, November 17, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Help provide Mission lunch  Service in kitchen and dining hall.

    • Thursday, November 18, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 1
    Register

    Help prep and serve  Mission lunch in kitchen and dining hall.


    • Saturday, November 20, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Cleaning, disinfecting mattresses, making beds, folding towels sheets and general upkeep in Guest Dorms.

    MAXIMUM 8 volunteers.

    • Tuesday, November 23, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 1
    Register

    Help prep and serve  Mission lunch in kitchen and dining hall.


    • Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    DeeeDee Collins  and friends help provide Mission Dinner Service in kitchen and dining hall.

    • Tuesday, November 30, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Help prep and serve  Mission lunch in kitchen and dining hall.


    • Thursday, December 02, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Help prep and serve  Mission lunch in kitchen and dining hall.


    • Saturday, December 04, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 5
    Register

    Cleaning, disinfecting mattresses, making beds, folding towels sheets and general upkeep in Guest Dorms.

    MAXIMUM 8 volunteers.

    • Saturday, December 04, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 5
    Register

    Help prep and serve  Mission lunch in kitchen and dining hall.

    MAXIMUM five (5) volunteers.

    • Tuesday, December 07, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Help prep and serve  Mission lunch in kitchen and dining hall.


    • Wednesday, December 08, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    DeeeDee Collins  and friends help provide Mission Dinner Service in kitchen and dining hall.

    • Thursday, December 09, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Help prep and serve  Mission lunch in kitchen and dining hall.


    • Saturday, December 11, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 6
    Register

    Cleaning, disinfecting mattresses, making beds, folding towels sheets and general upkeep in Guest Dorms.

    MAXIMUM 8 volunteers.

    • Saturday, December 11, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 3
    Register

    Help prep and serve  Mission lunch in kitchen and dining hall.

    MAXIMUM five [5] volunteers.

    • Tuesday, December 14, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Help prep and serve  Mission lunch in kitchen and dining hall.


    • Thursday, December 16, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Help prep and serve  Mission lunch in kitchen and dining hall.


    • Tuesday, December 21, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Help prep and serve  Mission lunch in kitchen and dining hall.


    • Wednesday, December 22, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    DeeeDee Collins  and friends help provide Mission Dinner Service in kitchen and dining hall.

    • Thursday, December 23, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 1
    Register

    Help prep and serve  Mission lunch in kitchen and dining hall.


    • Tuesday, December 28, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Help prep and serve  Mission lunch in kitchen and dining hall.


    • Thursday, December 30, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
    • 1
    Register

    Help prep and serve  Mission lunch in kitchen and dining hall.


    • Monday, January 03, 2022
    • Friday, January 28, 2022
    • 19 sessions
    • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Provide dinner service at the men's shelter.

    Maximum four [4] adult age (18-+ years old) volunteers.

    Contact:  Marc O'Brien (mobrien@missiondc.org)

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