Rosa and family outside

Sanctuary Training

March 12, 2020
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm


  • Chalice House
Sanctuary Team

It is a big step we, as Cedar Laners, made when we voted to become a physical sanctuary. Rosa Gutierrez Lopez has been with us for over a year, and her 3 children now make Cedar Lane their home, too. Providing a comfortable and safe environment for this family takes the combined efforts of 250 volunteers - half are from Cedar Lane and half from affiliated congregations and groups, along with individuals who are independently drawn to this effort. We need your help.

Details of volunteering:

  • Large variety of jobs available (e.g. picking up groceries, overnight companion, etc.)
  • Low time commitment options available
  • The only job which requires Spanish is translating/interpreting.
  • In order to volunteer for Sanctuary for Rosa, you must sign-up online for a volunteer training. Training sessions are held in a small group setting where you can meet several of our leaders and other potential volunteers, and have a chance to get your questions answered.

Upcoming training dates

  • Sun, March 8, 2:30 - 5 pm, Chalice House
  • Th, March 12, 6:30 - 9 pm, Chalice House
  • Th, April 2, 6:30 - 9 pm, Chalice House
  • Sat, April 18, 8:30 - 11 am, Chalice House
  • Sun, May 3, 2:30 - 5 pm, Chalice House

Training schedule

  • Welcome by Rosa
  • Overview of Sanctuary for Rosa at Cedar Lane and immigrant justice campaigns regionally
  • How Sanctuary is organized at Cedar Lane
  • What's expected of volunteers including Background Check and personal recommendation
  • Next steps prior to serving

Donate to Sanctuary

Donations to Cedar Lane’s Sanctuary fund are needed and much appreciated. To donate, click and select “Sanctuary Support” in the drop-down menu.


Email or call 301-493-8300 and leave a message.

Thank you in advance for your continuing support!