Provide children with the opportunity to participate in fun activities that support the development of strong social skills and creativity. Kids Club at Girard is a safe and enjoyable space where children get to be creative, bond with caring adults, and be themselves! Kids Club is located in a shelter for families experiencing homelessness.
We expect to see 10-15 youth daily, and we try to schedule 5-10 volunteers. Not only is this a great opportunity to work with young children, but it also provides support for their parents who are engaged in ongoing educational opportunities. Volunteers are encouraged to initiate projects and ways to engage youth. Program is held Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm. Minimum volunteer age is 14.
Specific Tasks: 1. Maintain a safe environment for the children, enforcing program expectations. 2. Work individually or in small groups on engaging activities such as: arts and crafts, reading, role playing, and games. 3. Help children with homework, as needed. 4. Clean-up at the conclusion of Kids Club (put materials away, sweep/mop, etc.)
Community of Hope creates opportunities for low-income families in Washington DC, including those experiencing homelessness, to achieve good health, a stable home, family-sustaining income, and hope.
Community of Hope advances our mission by providing direct services to families, advocating for system change, collaborating with others, and utilizing a person-centered, strengths-based, integrated approach to our work.
Through our five housing programs, we keep families - all along the continuum of homelessness - safe with a roof over their heads. Our case managers give our families the support they need at the most pivotal times and link them to resources such as job referrals, counseling and mentoring programs for their children.
We have three federally-qualified health centers across the District that meet the primary healthcare needs of the un- and under-insured. We provide quality, compassionate care and an outstanding patient experience, regardless of insurance or ability to pay. Our health staff engages our patients to keep DC healthy through affordable and accessible healthcare.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Homeless & Housing
We'll work with your schedule.
1413 Girard Street NWWashington, DC20009
July 27, 2021
Literacy / Reading
Must be at least 14
Orientation or Training
Once a week for at least six months (or one semester for students) starting in fall 2021.
Background check, reference check, TB test, COVID vaccination. Please go to https://communityofhopedc.volunteerhub.com/ to sign up for a volunteer orientation.