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Woodley House has been tackling unmet need in Washington, DC, for more than 60 years. We remain dedicated to ensuring that DC’s residents with mental health disorders receive the housing, care, and services they need. Your support is crucial to ensuring adults with mental health disorders have the resources they need to thrive on their way to recovery.


Woodley House offers fun and fulfilling volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Volunteers play a major role in realizing Woodley House’s mission to help residents with mental health disorders live full and healthy lives with dignity. In an effort to respect our volunteers’ interests, we take great care in matching individuals with our needs. We offer opportunities and programs for all ages and cater to a variety of commitment levels. Sign up as an individual or register your group by emailing development @ woodleyhouse.org.

Annual Volunteer Events
Food and Supplies Drive

Our annual Food and Supplies Drive will take place in February 2023. In the meantime, contact us to organize your own or donate through our Amazon Wish List.

Fall Planting Day
Woodley House Fall Planting Day is coming up on Saturday, Oct. 15. We are seeking volunteers to work from 10 am to 1 pm. The outdoor-only work will include such activities as planting bulbs and seeds, turning soil, trimming plants, pulling weeds, cleaning, and power washing.

We ask that volunteers bring their own gloves and gardening tools.

Please register to volunteer by Oct. 5 by contacting Sue Breitkopf at sbreitkopf@woodleyhouse.org or 202-830-3524 with questions.

Volunteers should be 14 or older. In case of inclement weather, Woodley House Planting Day will be re-scheduled to a later date, to be determined.

Spring Fun Run/Walk/Roll

More information coming soon!

Other Opportunities

Contact development @ woodleyhouse.org to learn more about the following:

      • Make-a-dinner program
      • Food runner program
      • DIY Society
food pantry
volunteer day

Become a Volunteer

Woodley House offers fun and fulfilling volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

Shop for Woodley House

Support our residents and their recovery by purchasing food, personal care items and household staples through our Amazon Wish List.

Donate a Car

In 3 easy steps you can support Woodley House via a car donation:

    1. Fill out a form.
    2. Schedule a pick-up of your vehicle.
    3. Receive your IRS tax-deductible receipt and save on taxes!

Food Pantry

Donate food and supplies to our weekly Food Pantry or start your own food drive.

Drop Off

Woodley House cannot accept any opened food products or items with expired dates.

Suggested items:

  • Boxed mac and cheese
  • Dry pasta/rice
  • Crackers
  • Dry cereal
  • Canned salmon/tuna/spam
  • Canned soups and beans
  • Vegetable oil
  • Pasta sauce
  • Cake mix and frosting
  • Powdered milk
  • Jarred mayonnaise
  • Toothpaste/toothbrushes
  • Soap
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Travel-size toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Sanitary products
  • Lysol spray/Clorox wipes
  • Bleach/rubbing alcohol
  • Laundry/dish soap
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper/paper towels

Amazon Wish List

We update our Amazon Wish List regularly with our most needed items.

Food Drives

Organizing a food drive can be a simple, fun, and effective way to help Woodley House combat food insecurity in our community. Consider organizing a food drive in your neighborhood or school, place of worship, or workplace. Every item collected does make a difference!

Started in 2011, the Woodley House Food Pantry is open to all DC residents. Our Food Pantry serves 65 households with 400 food orders per year. Open every Tuesday afternoon, we offer food staples, personal care items and bagged groceries to our apartment residents, as well as our DC neighbors-in-need, who make up 65% of Food Pantry customers.

Contact development @ woodleyhouse.org to help.

For more on how to access our weekly Food Pantry open to all DC residents, click here.