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Tutoring Adults

A volunteer instructs students in the Medical Administrative Assistant program at So Others Might Eat's Center for Employment Training

Photo courtesy of Thom Wolf
Volunteer mentors, tutors and assistant instructors help students like Maura develop the hard and soft skills that they need to succeed in the workplace.

Center for Employment Training

The SOME Center for Employment Training helps empower adults to move out of poverty and into living wage careers through job training, human development, basic skills training and job development.

Basic Computer Skills Tutor
Volunteers are needed to work one-on-one with trainees assisting them with basic computer skills. Computer training handouts will be provided to be used as a guide in teaching students about the use of Microsoft Office, e-mail, the Internet, job search websites, and the computer in general.

Instructor's Assistant
Volunteers needed to provide one-on-one or group support to trainees who need additional reinforcement in program curriculums. Volunteers can mentor students, assist instructor with learning activities, or provide other administrative or classroom assistance to the instructor as needed.

Corporate Mentor

SOME Center for Employment Training, 2300 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30am - 3:30pm
Contact: 202.292.4460 or


GED and General Tutoring

Several of SOME's housing programs are looking for adult volunteers to work one-on-one with residents pursuing educational advancement. Evening and weekend opportunities available.

Single Adult Housing, Contact: 202.797.8806 ext. 2201 or

Family Service Programs, Contact: 202-797-8806 ext. 2110 or


Computer Training

Several of SOME's programs are looking for volunteers to help tutor in basic computer usage and internet skills. We prefer individuals or small groups who could volunteer at least once a month.

Anna Cooper House, 1338 R Street, NW
Monday - Friday, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Contact: 202.328.6644 or

Shalom House, 1876 4th Street, NE
Monday - Friday, evenings after 5:00pm (flexible times)
Contact: 202.832.3451 or

Jeremiah House, 2 18th Street, SE
Monday - Friday, evenings after 5:00pm (flexible times)
Contact: 202.292.4401 or

Chabraja House, 3828 South Capitol Street, SE
Monday - Friday, evenings after 5:00pm (flexible times)
Contact: 202-797-8806 ext. 1253 or

Mentoring Adults

Volunteers are needed to assist in day-to-day operations of SOME's mental health crisis stabilization program. This is a great opportunity for someone with an interest in working with adults living with mental illness. Volunteers are needed to assist in activities, meal preparation, outings, supporting residents. Mental health/counseling experience is beneficial but not required. Volunteers should be calm, sensitive, flexible and willing to work as part of the team. Skills in art, music, gardening, etc. are appreciated.

Jordan House, NE, Washington, DC
Flexible hours, seven days a week
Contact: 202.292.4491 or