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!

Family Ministry Center

3194 Bladensburg Rd., NE, Suite B, Washington, DC 20018.
(202) 745-7118
(Driveway is between the Popeye’s & Auto Collision Center)

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

    • Tuesday, December 13, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 3194 Bladensburg Rd. NE, Suite B, Washington, DC 20018
    • 2
    Register

    Be an elf for the day and help organize and prepare Christmas bags for children in the program.  Organize bags and ensure each bag is labeled properly.

    MAXIMUM of 5 (five) volunteers. 

    Contact:  Tracy Duncan, tduncan@missiondc.org

    • Wednesday, December 14, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 3194 Bladensburg Rd. NE, Suite B, Washington, DC 20018
    • 4
    Register

    Be an elf for the day and help organize and prepare Christmas bags for children in the program.  Organize bags and ensure each bag is labeled properly.

    MAXIMUM of 5 (five) volunteers. 

    Contact:  Tracy Duncan, tduncan@missiondc.org

    • Thursday, December 15, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 3194 Bladensburg Rd. NE, Suite B, Washington, DC 20018
    • 1
    Register

    Be an elf for the day and help organize and prepare Christmas bags for children in the program.  Organize bags and ensure each bag is labeled properly.

    MAXIMUM of 5 (five) volunteers. 

    Contact:  Tracy Duncan, tduncan@missiondc.org

    • Friday, December 16, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 3194 Bladensburg Rd. NE, Suite B, Washington, DC 20018
    • 2
    Register

    Be an elf for the day and help organize and prepare Christmas bags for children in the program.  Organize bags and ensure each bag is labeled properly.

    MAXIMUM of 5 (five) volunteers. 

    Contact:  Tracy Duncan, tduncan@missiondc.org

    • Saturday, December 17, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 3194 Bladensburg Rd. NE, Suite B, Washington, DC 20018
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    You get the fun portion of the event, distributing gifts! After family’s check-in, they will line up at one of the three stations to receive their gifts. You will retrieve their bags from the back room and place a smile on each child’s face, wishing them a Merry Christmas! 

    MAXIMUM of four ()  volunteers 

    Contact:  Tracy Duncan, tduncan@missiondc.org

    • Saturday, December 17, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 3194 Bladensburg Rd. NE, Suite B, Washington, DC 20018
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    You may choose one day or all four days.

    Help the team by filling up shopping carts with FREE food for the families to enjoy over the holidays.


    MAXIMUM of three (3)  volunteers 

    Contact:  Tracy Duncan, tduncan@missiondc.org

    • Saturday, December 17, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 3194 Bladensburg Rd. NE, Suite B, Washington, DC 20018
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    You will capture the special moments! From the smiles, to the family photos, to the excitement of receiving their Christmas bags. Record testimonies from families about what this program means to them & their kids. Santa may even stop by for a photoshoot!.

    You may select one date or all four dates.

    MAXIMUM of 2  (two) volunteers per day. 

    Contact:  Tracy Duncan, tduncan@missiondc.org

    • Saturday, December 17, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 3194 Bladensburg Rd. NE, Suite B, Washington, DC 20018
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Welcome the families as they arrive. Distribute candy canes and numbers to keep order and encourage singing Christmas Carols, Fa-la-la-la!

    MAXIMUM of one (1)  volunteer per event 

    Contact:  Tracy Duncan, tduncan@missiondc.org

    • Sunday, December 18, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 3194 Bladensburg Rd. NE, Suite B, Washington, DC 20018
    • 5
    Register

    You will capture the special moments! From the smiles, to the family photos, to the excitement of receiving their Christmas bags. Record testimonies from families about what this program means to them & their kids. Santa may even stop by for a photoshoot!.

    You may select one date or all four dates.

    MAXIMUM of 2  (two) volunteers per day. 

    Contact:  Tracy Duncan, tduncan@missiondc.org

    • Sunday, December 18, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 3194 Bladensburg Rd. NE, Suite B, Washington, DC 20018
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    You may choose one day or all four days.

    Help the team by filling up shopping carts with FREE food for the families to enjoy over the holidays.


    MAXIMUM of three (3)  volunteers 

    Contact:  Tracy Duncan, tduncan@missiondc.org

    • Sunday, December 18, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 3194 Bladensburg Rd. NE, Suite B, Washington, DC 20018
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    You get the fun portion of the event, distributing gifts! After family’s check-in, they will line up at one of the three stations to receive their gifts. You will retrieve their bags from the back room and place a smile on each child’s face, wishing them a Merry Christmas! 

    MAXIMUM of four ()  volunteers 

    Contact:  Tracy Duncan, tduncan@missiondc.org

    • Sunday, December 18, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 3194 Bladensburg Rd. NE, Suite B, Washington, DC 20018
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Welcome the families as they arrive. Distribute candy canes and numbers to keep order and encourage singing Christmas Carols, Fa-la-la-la!

    MAXIMUM of one (1)  volunteer per event 

    Contact:  Tracy Duncan, tduncan@missiondc.org

    • Tuesday, December 20, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 3194 Bladensburg Rd. NE, Suite B, Washington, DC 20018
    • 2
    Register

    You will capture the special moments! From the smiles, to the family photos, to the excitement of receiving their Christmas bags. Record testimonies from families about what this program means to them & their kids. Santa may even stop by for a photoshoot!.

    You may select one date or all four dates.

    MAXIMUM of 2  (two) volunteers per day. 

    Contact:  Tracy Duncan, tduncan@missiondc.org

    • Tuesday, December 20, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 3194 Bladensburg Rd. NE, Suite B, Washington, DC 20018
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    You may choose one day or all four days.

    Help the team by filling up shopping carts with FREE food for the families to enjoy over the holidays.


    MAXIMUM of three (3)  volunteers 

    Contact:  Tracy Duncan, tduncan@missiondc.org

    • Tuesday, December 20, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 3194 Bladensburg Rd. NE, Suite B, Washington, DC 20018
    • 1
    Register

    You get the fun portion of the event, distributing gifts! After family’s check-in, they will line up at one of the three stations to receive their gifts. You will retrieve their bags from the back room and place a smile on each child’s face, wishing them a Merry Christmas! 

    MAXIMUM of four (4)  volunteers 

    Contact:  Tracy Duncan, tduncan@missiondc.org

    • Tuesday, December 20, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 3194 Bladensburg Rd. NE, Suite B, Washington, DC 20018
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Welcome the families as they arrive. Distribute candy canes and numbers to keep order and encourage singing Christmas Carols, Fa-la-la-la!

    MAXIMUM of one (1)  volunteer per event 

    Contact:  Tracy Duncan, tduncan@missiondc.org

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