Volunteer Opportunities

Please note that due to the current public health crisis all programs, other than Food Pantry Plus, are virtual, and new volunteers are not currently being sought.

Food-Delivery

The process is easy and the rewards are countless. Simply fill out our application (for under 18 applicants, please use this application). All programs are now virtual,  unless otherwise noted.

To figure out where and how you’d like to get involved, please review the list of options below.

  • Food Pantry Plus – VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED!

    Time: Weekdays, Two Shifts: 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                                         *  Greatest need is for Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am through the month of August!   *

    Individuals provide deliveries of food and other necessary items to our most vulnerable clients in Ward 3 and throughout the District.

    Volunteers must have their own vehicles, be able to lift 20 lbs, be over 21, in good health and follow CDC hygiene protocols.

  • SHARE Food Network – VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED!

    Time: Once a month, Fridays at 3:00 PM                                                                                                                                                                                *  Next need is Friday, August 14  *

    Individuals provide deliveries of food and other necessary items to our most vulnerable clients in Ward 2 & 3. Groceries are picked up at Blessed Sacrament Church, 3630 Quesada St. NW,  in Chevy Chase Circle.

    Volunteers must have their own vehicles, be able to lift 20 lbs, be over 21, in good health and follow CDC hygiene protocols.

  • Wellness & Arts Center Volunteers

    Time: Weekdays, anytime between 9 AM – 5 PM

    Assist in creating a friendly atmosphere for older adults by sharing your talents, socializing with participants, helping with lunch, and supporting Iona staff with recreational activities. Participants are required to attend an orientation.

  • Administrative Volunteers

    Time: Weekdays, anytime between 9 AM – 5 PM.

    Do you enjoy being in an office setting? We always need help with filing, data entry, and other computer projects.

  • Other

    Other volunteer opportunities may come up throughout the year. For instance: We may need drivers to transport residents to Iona’s low-vision support group, which meets Thursday mornings. Volunteers need their own car to pick up participants at around 9 AM and then take them home from Iona at 11:30 AM. 

    We also always appreciate volunteers on Thanksgiving and Christmas mornings when we pack and deliver meals to homebound older adults. Packing is at St. Mary’s Court, 725 24th St. NW from 8:30 to 11:30 AM. Pick up and delivery is from the same location, from 9:45 AM to Noon to clients in Northwest Washington.

Get Involved!

On occasion, applications find their way into Iona’s spam. Please contact us at (202) 895-9448 if you haven’t heard back within a week of submitting your application.