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:Dental and medical care workers, activities coordinators in group homes, tutors, soup kitchen and food distribution, elderly outreach. Professionals, e.g. doctors, nurses, counselors, teachers may wish to give a year of service. Short-term volunteer placement may include the above as well as property management, office work, business and community development.
Service Area:Washington, DC
Service Length:Long-term: preferred 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 (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.
Program Size:Volunteer house has capacity for five volunteers in close community living.
Application Deadline:June (flexible)