Other Opportunities

Professional Services

Behavioral Health Services
Volunteers provide mental health and individual or group addiction counseling and case management. Volunteers must possess appropriate licenses and/or certification. After a trial visit, we request that volunteers commit at least one half-day each week for six months. Individuals with knowledge of substance abuse and mental health issues are needed to conduct intakes with new clients. Undergraduate students are welcome.
Contact: 202.797.8806, ext. 1033 or [email protected]

Volunteer doctors, hygienists and/or health educators are needed to work in support of the Dental Clinic. Dentist or hygienist volunteers must have a current DC license and carry their own malpractice insurance. Health educators work in an outreach program promoting oral health. After an initial period, we would request that volunteers commit for at least a half-day every two weeks, although a greater time and frequency contribution is strongly encouraged. Internships are offered to students on the health occupation fields.
Contact: 202.797.8806, ext. 1055 or [email protected]

A volunteer podiatrist is needed once a month to provide foot care and instruction to participants at the SOME Senior Center. A volunteer able to commit to once a month is preferred.
Contact: 202.797.8806, ext. 1301 or [email protected]

Medical Volunteer
Volunteer doctors, nurse practitioners, dieticians, and registered nurses are needed to work in the Medical Clinic. Volunteers must have their own malpractice insurance. After a trial visit, we request that volunteers commit at least one full day each week for six months. Volunteer specialists can also provide services once a month. Health care professionals must be licensed in DC. Administrative volunteers are also needed to assist with scheduling appointments with patients.
Contact: 202.797.8806, ext. 1102 or [email protected]

Mental Health
Jordan House, SOME’s mental health crisis stabilization program needs Mental Health professionals willing to conduct groups. Adults are also needed to accompany staff and residents on weekend outings (picnics, museums, etc.). Volunteers interested in sharing skills such as cooking, sewing, arts/crafts, etc. with residents are also needed. Volunteers should be comfortable interacting with adults living with mental illness.
Contact: 202.292.4491 or [email protected]

Legal Services
The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless coordinates volunteers to provide pro bono legal services for SOME’s clients.
Contact: 202.328.5510 or [email protected]
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless website: www.legalclinic.org


Senior Services

Homebound Senior Program
Throughout the year, volunteers are needed to provide companionship to the homebound and isolated elderly. Volunteers may assist in food delivery, errand running, transportation to and from medical appointments, telephone reassurance, preparation of light meals, and/or light housekeeping. This opportunity would be great for individuals who have spare time during the week or on weekends.
Contact: 202.797.8806, ext. 1306 or
[email protected]

Kuehner Senior Center
SOME’s Senior Center is looking for volunteers to facilitate both individual projects and group projects. We always welcome groups to come in and enjoy social activities with our seniors. Yoga instructors, dance instructors, manicurists, cooking instructors, education workshop leaders, and arts and crafts instructors are needed to lead classes and workshops with seniors in our day program. We also welcome people who have other skills they would like to share with our seniors to contact us.

Volunteers are also needed to facilitate a monthly group birthday party for our seniors. This is a wonderful opportunity for small groups who want to volunteer on a regular basis or for a one-time opportunity.
Contact: 202.797.8806, ext. 1306 or
[email protected]

Kuehner Place for Abused and Neglected Elderly
Adult volunteers are needed to lead workshops on stress management as well as transition from emergency housing to independent living. Other topic areas relevant to Senior Citizens are welcome.
Contact: 202.797.8806, ext. 1306 or
[email protected]

Kuehner House Program
Kuehner House is looking for small groups to host a monthly birthday party on the last Wednesday of every month between 4pm-6pm. Groups are welcome, but not required, to bring snacks, decorations, and/or activities to this event. We also welcome groups who would like to plan and host weekend gatherings or weeknight game nights.
Contact: 202.797.8806, ext. 1306 or
[email protected]

Isaiah House

Isaiah House, SOME’s therapeutic day program for men and women who have been impacted by both homelessness and severe and persistent mental illness, is seeking a volunteer who is available during weekday mornings to support with operations while learning therapeutic best practices. An interview is required. The hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00am-2:00pm. This volunteer will need to be able to work regular shifts (i.e. the same day or two each week).
Contact: 202.797.8806, ext. 1107


Assist us in helping clients feel proud of where they live and receive services. SOME needs help with gardening, housekeeping, and other beautification projects. Someone with a green thumb or a small group of people can help to make SOME’s program sites beautiful places to visit or live. Programs are looking for regular groups to help with seasonal upkeep as well as with one-time projects. Volunteers would assist with, gardening, housekeeping, organizing, etc. – a great opportunity for groups. Weekday and occasional weekend opportunities are available.
Contact: 202.797.8806, ext. 2201 or [email protected]

SOME Center for Employment Training

The SOME Center for Employment Training (CET) provides job training that prepares individuals for careers as Medical Administrative Assistants and as Building Maintenance Services Technicians. SOME CET uses a holistic approach, providing all trainees with basic education, professional development, industry training, and support services. Volunteers at SOME CET assist trainees with mock interviewing, resume building, and computer tutoring. They also assist staff with partner development and help to provide administrative support. If you are interested in volunteering with CET, please sign up for an orientation. If you would like additional information about our volunteer orientations, please contact Dirk Keaton at [email protected] or 202.797.8806, ext. 1216.

Activity Leaders

Many of our programs offer activities to our clients that help to foster a positive lifestyle, community involvement, cultural awareness, and the establishment of healthy relationships. Possible examples include bingo nights, arts and crafts, field trip assistants, cooking classes, yoga instruction, educational workshops, and more. Other suggestions for hobbies or talents volunteers are willing to share are welcome! We prefer at least a once a month commitment. Weekday, weeknight, and weekend opportunities are available.
Contact: 202.797.8806, ext. 2201 or [email protected]

Material Donations

Individuals or small groups are needed to receive, sort, display, and store a wide variety of donations, including clothing, toiletries, and food items. Volunteers are especially needed from December 1 – January 15 to help to sort and organize donations. Learn about donating clothing, food and other supplies to SOME.
Contact: 202.797.8806, ext. 2104 or [email protected]


SOME’s Development Department is seeking a volunteer to serve two days per week from September 15, 2015 through December 14, 2015. The volunteer will assist with SOME’s annual special events and will also help with administrative tasks, research and one-time projects.
Contact: 202.797.8806, ext. 1131 or [email protected]


Many of SOME’s programs are in need of administrative assistance during the weekdays. Volunteers will provide clerical support such as answering phones, greeting visitors, filing, photocopying, scan and electronically file documents.
Contact: 202.797.8806, ext. 2201 or [email protected]

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