How Can I Help?


HOW CAN I HELP?


TAKE ACTION


PROVIDE ESSENTIALS


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We currently have some exciting ongoing individual volunteer opportunities available. Sign up if you’re interested in:

  • Help AimHire participants with their job search (one-on-one mentoring, resume writing, assistance in the computer lab)
  • La Casa 40-bag lunch drop off

Groups are welcome to sign up for their school, church, business, or organization to assist in volunteer activities. In the past, we’ve had great success in the following activities:

Occasionally, we need volunteers to assist with miscellaneous tasks such as:

  • Front-desk assistance (data entry, greeter, etc)
  • Drivers to transport events materials (posters, signage, boxes, etc)
  • Back-up volunteers to support volunteers who are unable to attend
  • Other last-minute needs

ADVOCACY

Join us to mobilize our community and speak out against proposed cuts to homeless services. Through our advocacy, we drive investment — political and financial — to fight for our neighbors in need. Our advocate teams testify at every relevant DC Council hearing each year, urging our elected officials to direct resources to proven, rapid solutions like homelessness prevention, rehousing and job placement, while investing sufficient funds in supportive housing to end homelessness for those who are more vulnerable and need longer-term help.


MORE WAYS TO HELP

There are plenty of ways you can support Friendship Place’s mission right where you are!

  • Get Young People Involved – Children and youth are changing the lives of families all over the world using Friendship Place programs to inspire their peers and neighbors.
  • Fundraise for Friendship Place – Create a fundraiser for your birthday, wedding, a race or any event.
  • Spread the word – If you’re on social media, you can lend your digital voice to the cause. Share your passion and our posts with your friends and family on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
  • Sign up for emails – Get the latest news, stories, and events information. Let’s stay connected!

Join us today!

Your Donation Helps End Homelessness!

Your support for Friendship Place has a lasting impact. In 2021, our programs ended or prevented homelessness for 4,497 people, including 600 children in families and 750 veterans. We empowered 136 people experiencing or at risk of homelessness to get jobs through innovative, state-of-the-art job placement services. Friendship Place's programs collectively served a total of 3,432 people in 2020. Make a donation today in support of our work to end homelessness. Questions? Please feel free to call our fundraising office, 202.503.2970.

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