SOME (So Others Might Eat)
Goal of Program:SOME exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation's capital. We meet the immediate daily needs of the people we serve with food, clothing, health care. We help break the cycle of homelessness by offering services such as affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment and counseling to the poor, the elderly and individuals with mental illness. Each day, SOME is restoring hope and dignity one person at a time.
Type of Placement:Volunteers may serve in the medical and dental clinic, as activities coordinators in our adult and family housing programs and in our day center for mentally ill adults, as tutors for the children in our programs and in our job training center. They may serve in our Dining Room for the Homeless and in our food pantry, or help in our senior services programs.
Service Area:Washington, DC
Service Length:Long-term: We prefer a year-long commitment, usually August to August. Check website for possible short-term placements.
Requirements:Open to men and women at least 21 years of age, single/widowed/lay people/vowed religious. College graduates. No religious restrictions. Interview is required for long-term volunteers. Flexible, mature persons who want to make a difference and walk the journey with the poor.
Financial Arrangement:Room and board, medical insurance, stipend and transportation to and from mission site available for long-term volunteers. AmeriCorps Education Award (when available).
Living Arrangements:Volunteers live in community with other volunteers at our volunteer house.
Program Size:Volunteer house has capacity for five volunteers in close community living.
Application Deadline:June 15 (flexible)