Volunteering at SHC can make a world of difference for a newcomer to our community. Likewise volunteers often point out that their SHC experience is transformative–a unique opportunity to gain an insight into a new culture, and to make new friends.
Most volunteering opportunities do not require special skills. SHC is committed to providing volunteers with support, training, as well as opportunities for peers to share experiences and to learn from one another. When you submit your volunteer application, you will be invited to an orientation and information session to gain a better understanding of our organization, of the families we work with, and of your volunteer role. If you decide to volunteer, you will need to do a background screening. Prior to getting started, you will receive additional skills training and support.
COVID-19 Update– In Fall of 2021 SHC offers remote/online or in person volunteer opportunities.
"Volunteering at SHC gives me a chance to rediscover DC through a different set of eyes and make friends with people from all over the world.”