Weekly Service Opportunities
The Food Wrap-up Program (Thursdays and Select Fridays)
Scheduled at Martha’s Table from 3:30-6:30. Students meet at the Trinity Shuttle at 2:30 pm and return at 7:00 pm. Transportation provided. There’s something special about volunteering at Martha’s Table: is it the fresh quality of the food being prepared, the energy and dedication of the staff and volunteers, or the holistic approach to meeting the needs of families?
Student facilitator is Charlene Valdez at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up at least 2 days in advance. If you sign up, you must be committed to going. Martha’s Table has limited volunteer slots, and each volunteer is critical to Martha’s Table’s success. See Events page for weekly schedule and number of volunteer slots available.
McKenna’s Wagon Helper (Fridays)
Scheduled at Martha’s Table from 4:45-6:45. Students meet at the Trinity Shuttle at 4 pm and return at 7:30 pm. Transportation provided. It’s rewarding to ride in the food van and distribute food to the hungry in DC’s poorest neighborhoods.
Student facilitator is Charlene Valdez. Two-day advance sign-up; be committed when you sign up! See Events page for the weekly schedule and number of volunteer slots available.
Other Opportunities at Martha’s Table will be announced in the future!
Scheduled at Christ House from 5-7 on Tuesday evenings, September 8 through November 10. Students meet at the Trinity Shuttle at 4:15 pm and return at 7:30 pm. Come cook and serve dinner to the residents at Christ House. This ministry has attracted Trinity students who want to truly encounter the sick and homeless in our city. As one volunteer put it, the people that you see on the streets become more real to you, with real stories, when you cook and serve a meal to them. The experience is unforgettable. Christ House, a residential medical facility, offers caring, complete healthcare to homeless men and women; one of Trinity’s own Notre Dame de Namur sisters, Marcella Jordan, helped to found Christ House and is currently its chaplain.
Student facilitator is Laetitia Sangwa, Sangwaf@students.trinitydc.edu. Sign up early to reserve your place. See Events page to sign up.
The Capital Area Food Bank
Scheduled at Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) from 1-4 pm on Friday afternoons. Students meet at the Trinity Shuttle at 12:10 pm and return at 4:30. The CAFB van picks up at the Brookland metro station. Trinity’s students are loyal volunteers at CAFB, where they help package and organize food donated to those in need.
Student facilitator is Laetitia Sangwa, Sangwaf@students.trinitydc.edu. Sign up with her two days in advance. Lots of room for volunteers. See Events page to sign up.
Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild
Scheduled on Saturdays through the end of September, 10 am-1 pm. Students meet at the Trinity Shuttle at 9:20, which goes to the Brookland Metro station. Upon arrival, either transfer to the H6 bus–direction “Fort Lincoln” and disembark at 14th and Quincy Streets, NE, or walk up hill on Newton Street, NE to 14th Street, NE and turn left for 14th and Quincy Streets NE (approximately 15 minute walk). Upon arrival, ask the Monastery’s security guard for directions to the greenhouse in the back behind the Monastery’s Gift Shop.
Dress in closed-toe shoes, loose,comfortable clothing, and hat. Bring sunscreen, food, insect repellant. Water is provided. Information cards can be found at the Campus Ministry office or bulletin board.
We have no student facilitator as yet. Form your own team of gardeners to help weed, harvest, water, and mow
during the final month of harvest!