Volunteering at Ayuda
Our work at Ayuda would not be possible without the generous contributions of our volunteers!
Whether at our offices or public engagements, through our ongoing programs or one-time events, and across all the various types of opportunities we offer, our volunteers allow us to expand the scale and scope of the assistance we can provide to the immigrant community of the DMV.
In 2021, Ayuda welcomed almost 10,000 hours of volunteering from our supporters, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to surpass that number this year through your participation. We encourage you to check out the numerous ways you can support our work below and sign up to get involved with us today!
Social Services In-Office
We offer significant programming and aid for our clients that takes place right at our offices of DC, Maryland, and Virginia. From grocery bag packaging at our food pantry to inventorying and organizing our diaper bank to assisting the various support groups we offer, there are numerous ways to help our clients at all three of our offices.
Social Services Out of Office
We serve our clients and the larger immigrant population directly through various public engagements. From health kit distributions to public transportation trainings, we offer plenty of opportunities to help support the assistance we provide within our own DMV-community.
We seek to further amplify our voice, keep our society informed, and develop impactful partnerships with like-minded community-based organizations. Through opportunities like Ayuda event support, advocacy trainings, and community outreach to potential partners, we are always welcoming individuals to help us expand the reach of our work
We provide a variety of different ways for individuals to support our work behind the scenes. From file organization and management to data entry to translation services, there are frequent opportunities to join us at our offices and assist our staff.
We welcome support beyond a one-time or recurring donation by mobilizing your whole community! By aiding our work through a personally customized crowdfunding campaign or leading a donation drive for one of our seasonal campaigns, our volunteer coordinator is happy to help you help us!
Food Pantry Support – We regularly stock our pantry and distribute food staples to our clients on a monthly basis. Located at our downtown DC office, we offer opportunities every month from assisting with delivery intake to organization and inventory to preparing grocery bags for our clients to pick up. Typically offered on various Tuesdays and Wednesdays of the month, sign up here to stay updated on these future opportunities! Click to learn more
Diaper Bank Support – We regularly stock our diaper bank and distribute mother and baby products to our clients on a monthly basis. Located at our Silver Spring, MD office, we offer opportunities every month from assisting with the delivery intake to organization and inventory to preparing mother and infant bags for our clients to pick up. Typically offered on various Tuesdays of the month, sign up here to stay updated on these future opportunities! Click to learn more
Seasonal Donation Drives – Click to learn more
Community Outreach- Click to learn more
Virtual Volunteer Opportunities – Click to learn more
What Drives Us
Ayuda’s mission is to advocate for low-income immigrants through direct legal, social and language services, training and outreach in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. We envision a community where all immigrants succeed and thrive in the United States.