Volunteer

Activities for Groups

Sponsor a Drive
Use your creative talents to design a flashy flier, reach out to friends, neighbors, colleagues and help our residents get organized. In new apartments with little furniture, they need large plastic storage containers to establish a good ordering system for the family. Collect the containers, or collect gift certificates to large discount stores and we'll go shopping with the big van and do the leg work! You'll know your contribution is going directly to a family who is moving forward.

Hot Meals for the Homeless
Prepare and serve breakfasts for the homeless on a Saturday of each month. This is a program suitable for groups of five to 20. Groups are asked to sponsor the meal which costs $300.

Get a team together for the Walkathon
The 2010 Fannie Mae Foundation Help the Homeless Walkathon is quickly approaching! Bring a team down to the National Mall for a good walk with friends, co-workers, and the Washington community. Every step you take leads us a step closer to the end of homelessness in the nation's capital.

Service Learning
At CFLS, we value service-learning and reflection. We have several opportunities for youth groups to get involved. Your group can prepare an apartment for a family to move into a new home, provide some sweat and muscle to beautify the yard or brighten up the hallways. Every little bit helps to create a great atmosphere for our clients who are moving to break the cycles of poverty each day. If you are a representative of a youth group, please feel free to contact our volunteer services office to find out how you can help.

For more information about volunteering at CFLS or with specific questions, please contact development@cflsdc.org or 202-347-0511, extension 415.

To download a volunteer application click here. The completed form may be sent to development@cflsdc.org or Volunteer Services; 305 E Street, NW; Washington, D.C. 20001 or faxed to 202-347-0520.