I’m wondering if people have suggestions of places that take volunteers that don’t mind a baby coming along. I’ve got a 6 month old, and would love to do some volunteer work on the weekends (with baby).”
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“This Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM the staff of Patrick’s Pet Care alongside considerate neighborhood volunteers plans to clean up the Columbia Heights dog park. Located at the corner of 11th St and Park Road in Northwest, the popular park has fallen into disrepair in recent years.
Patrick’s Pet Care owner, Patrick Flynn, says the project aims to draw attention to the need for improvements and the importance of the dog park to its community. He hopes this clean-up will provide modest improvements while signaling that a permanent solution is needed to raise the Columbia Heights dog park up to DC standards. (more…)
“I wanted to let you know Rock Creek Conservancy will host volunteer events across the Rock Creek watershed this Saturday, Jan. 14 and Monday, Jan. 16 in honor of MLK Day. Our goal is to pick up trash in and around Rock Creek and its tributaries and remove invasive exotic plants from park lands.
We have a neat interactive map on our website here that allows people to find a volunteer event near them (and a complete listing of events is also on that page).”
“The Peace Corps today announced that the greater Washington, D.C. area ranks No. 1 among metropolitan areas with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers. Three hundred and eighty six (386) volunteers from the Washington, D.C.-Arlington-Alexandria metropolitan area are currently serving worldwide and 2,337 Washingtonians have served in the Peace Corps since the agency’s founding in 1961. The Greater Washington, D.C. area has consistently ranked in the top two metropolitan areas for the last three years and has appeared in all four categories for six years.
“During my time leading the Peace Corps, I have seen the tremendous impact that volunteers have when they share their unique hometown perspectives with the communities they serve,” said Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet. “Volunteers represent our nation’s rich diversity by coming from all corners of the U.S. They are able to share our nation’s rich cultural heritage with communities around the world, leaving a legacy of peace and friendship that is timeless.”
This year, Washington, D.C. edged out the Greater New York City metropolitan area by just seven volunteers to claim the top spot. The last time the Washington metropolitan area ranked No. 1 was in 2009. (more…)
Many of us in the community are shocked and saddened by the outcome of the presidential election. I want to do my part by helping those who will be most vulnerable in the times that lie ahead. Can you do a post to solicit meaningful volunteer opportunities in our neighborhoods?”
“Come help Old City CrossFit on HSt NE DC with it’s 1st ever AMSAP Challenge this Veteran’s Day, Nov 11th at 10:30 am! “What’s an AMSAP?” Great question! It means “As Many Sandwiches As Possible.” And we’ll be making these sandwiches in support of the Central Union Mission in DC.
Central Union Mission is a homeless shelter that provides services to people in need, including delicious meals. That’s where Old City and the AMSAP Challenge comes in.Old City is hosting an event on Veteran’s Day (Friday, Nov 11th) from 10:30 – 12. We have a goal of making 200 sandwiches (or more!?), and we need you to help us reach that goal!
Its that time of year again! We are collecting handmade holiday cards for the residents of the Old Soldiers Home/ Armed Forces Retirement home here in DC. If you know an adult, office, child, daycare, or school that would be interested in making holiday cards to bring some joy to these individuals who have spent years or a lifetime in service to all of us, please spread the word and help us hand out a card to every retired soldier we can this holiday season. Last year we handed out over 800 hugely appreciated holiday cards from all over the country. The cards are delivered along with some hugs, singing and lots of holiday cheer. (more…)
We only do it for one day each year, but it ripples through all 365 days. Starting at midnight, Do More 24 is United Way of the National Capital Area’s 24 hour online giving day benefiting over 700 D.C., MD and VA nonprofits.
It’s a spectacular undertaking but we see the dividends payoff in a very big way. On Thursday, June 2nd from 12:00 midnight all the way until the clock strikes midnight again, we will be manning the phones, monitoring online analytics and posting on social media channels. And we will be joined by many hundreds of nonprofit organizations throughout the region who will set aside this June 2nd to create an avalanche of desperately needed funds and the opportunity to raise awareness of their missions.
We believe in building the strongest community for our region, therefore we’ve created an effort to ensure that our area’s nonprofits have the support and tools they need to make June 2nd their biggest fundraising day of the year. We’ve been working with more than 700 nonprofits to give them confidence to make big things happen in just 24 hours. You can view the full list of nonprofit organizations, ranging from animal welfare groups to adult literacy organizations, here.(more…)