William Penn House welcomes the work and time of volunteers.  Volunteers help keep all of our programs running. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • We often can use volunteers to assist the hospitality staff in office management and in planning and hosting seminars and programs. Occasionally, we need assistance with checking people in, taking reservations, and answering phones.
  • Board of Directors and Committees: for the organization and many of our programs we have committees. If you have a passion for youth programs, or education, or a specific social justice issue and like to support programs for these, please contact us and we can talk about various committee needs.
  • Building and computer maintenance: both the house and our computers occasionally need TLC. If you have a skill in these areas, and can dedicate a few hours to help keep everything running smoothly, we welcome your efforts.
  • Quaker Workcamps: Volunteers are often needed to lead or co-lead Workcamps. These volunteers would be trained by the Workcamp coordinator to supervise, lead and chaperone the Workcampers. They would help with workcamps in DC, as well as those in New Orleans, West Virginia, and South Dakota. Helping to run both single-day and multi-day programs primarily for youth and young adults are the greatest need. We are in the process of developing a network of interested people for this.

If you are called to service with youth, or feel led to share your gifts with us please contact Andrei Israel, Executive Director: andrei@williampennhouse.org or (202) 543-5560.