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SOME Volunteer Corps

SOME Volunteer Corps is for individuals looking to make a significant social justice impact in the lives of those who are homeless, poor or marginalized. SOME Volunteer Corps invites women and men to a year of full-time service to the most vulnerable people of our nation’s capital. Volunteers commit to a year of compassionate service, as well as a simple and community lifestyle. Taking time for yourself in service to others can result in a life-changing experience. A year with SOME Volunteer Corps challenges you to be extraordinary, to expand your beliefs and look at the world through a new set of eyes.

SOME Volunteer Corps is a year-long residential program. Volunteers are involved in nearly all the aspects of SOME’s programs, such as housing for families or single adults, job training, addiction programs, elderly services, food distribution or medical and dental clinics.

The type of service assignment depends upon the needs of SOME, along with the match of gifts, ability and flexibility of the volunteer. All positions are considered important, responsible and equal.

Volunteers live in SOME’s Gandhi House, which is located near Catholic University in northeast Washington, DC. This shared living experience offers a unique balance of communal lifestyle and independence.

Volunteers are encouraged to share meals, chores, and experiences while also respecting one another’s individuality and allowing for personal growth. SOME welcomes men and women, 21 years of age and up. In most cases, a college degree or equivalent is required.

The steps to becoming a SOME Volunteer Corps Long-term (year) volunteer are as follows:

  • Volunteer applicant submits a cover letter and resume via email to Tracey Peranich at tperanich@some.org or to Fr. John Adams at frjohn@some.org.
  • The applicant will be contacted and asked to download and complete the SOME Volunteer Corps Long-term live-in application which will include contact information for references.
  • Applications should be submitted by June 15.
  • After we receive the application and contact your references, the applicant is invited to come for an interview at SOME or participate in a Skype-interview if necessary.
  • After this process is complete, and if you are offered a one year volunteer position, your volunteer term will usually begin around August 15th.
  • The President of SOME and the applicant sign a written agreement detailing the applicant’s job duties and start date.

If you have any questions, please contact Tracey Peranich at tperanich@some.org or 202.797.8806, ext. 1018 or Fr. John Adams at frjohn@some.org or 202.797.8806, ext. 1017. SOME is a member of the Catholic Volunteer Network and the AmeriCorps National Service Program.

“My year of working as a volunteer at SOME gave me invaluable experience in a new field. With the breadth of programs at SOME, I was able to combine my interests in direct service and systemic change. The training I received helped me transition from my service year to an amazing new job… at SOME.”
— Joni