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.

Objetivo del programa

The goal is to provide on-the-job training and work experiences to those who want to commit to a service year.

Type of Placement

Volunteers may serve in the medical and dental clinic; as activity coordinators in our adult and family housing programs and in our day center for mentally ill adults. They may serve in our Dining Room for the Homeless and in our food pantry; help in our senior services programs; or serve in our administrative offices.

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.

Program Size

We welcome 5 volunteers each year.


Open to single men and women at least 21 years of age. 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 Arrangements

Monthly living stipend, medical insurance, and transportation to and from placement site available for long-term volunteers.

Living Arrangements

Volunteers live in community with other volunteers at our volunteer house. A total of 5 volunteers live in the house.


Orientation and training on-site.

Application Deadline

June 15 (flexible).

Start Date



Tracey Peranich


71 O Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202 793-5843


[email protected]


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Tracey Peranich
60 O Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202 793-5843
[email protected]

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