Family Homeless Shelter Volunteer


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Confidential locationArlington, VA 22210


Volunteers must be 18 or older, attend 40 hours of in-person training and submit background checks. One year commitment required.

** We are now recruiting for our Fall Training beginning in late September 2018**

We are seeking caring individuals to volunteer as Coverage Volunteers in our family homeless shelter. Coverage Volunteers respond ensure the smooth operation of the shelter and respond to the daily needs of shelter residents. Shifts are typically 4 hours at a time (daytime, weeknights, weekends) and two shifts per month are required.

Doorways for Women and Families creates pathways for women, men and children out of homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault leading to safe, stable and empowered lives by offering emergency shelter, housing, life changing support services and community advocacy in Arlington, Virginia.


  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • People Skills
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Basic Computer Skills

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 1 year commitment required; 2 shifts/month
  • 40+ hours of required in-person training--classes starting in late September; Background check req'd

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