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by Prince Of Petworth November 14, 2017 at 9:55 am 0


Photo by Curious Caravan

Ed. Note: You should make it contingent upon letting folks continue to play softball on the Mall.

Thanks to Curious Caravan for letting us know:

“The @NatlParkService is looking for a few good men & women to volunteer for this year’s annual National Christmas Tree lighting on Nov 30. Opp of a lifetime, free entertainment & great swag! Volunteer applications due November 15


Photo by PoPville flickr user Erinn Shirley

by Prince Of Petworth November 8, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

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 600 hugely appreciated holiday cards from all over the country. The cards are delivered along with some hugs, singing and lots of holiday cheer. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 12, 2017 at 3:55 pm 0


courtesy Ocean Conservancy from last year’s clean up

WHAT: Ocean Conservancy is organizing an Anacostia River cleanup as the flagship event of its 32nd International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), the world’s largest single-day volunteer effort to remove trash from our beaches, waterways, lakes, rivers and parks. Last year, 330 volunteers recovered more than 2,500 pounds of trash from the Anacostia River, and this year is slated to be even bigger. The DC event, supported by Patagonia, will feature food, live music, and giveaways. Register to volunteer at www.DCCoastalCleanup.org.

For the second year in a row, volunteers will use the Clean Swell app (free for download on the App Store and Google Play) to contribute their citizen science data on the collected trash in real time to one of the world’s largest databases on ocean trash.

WHEN: Saturday, September 16, 2017
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

WHERE: Kingman Island
Entrance at RFK Stadium Lot 6

A free shuttle service is available from the Stadium-Armory Station, accessible from the Orange, Blue, and Silver metro lines.

On Saturday, September 16, hundreds of Washington-area volunteers will head to Kingman Island to participate in the flagship event of Ocean Conservancy’s 32nd International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), the world’s largest single-day volunteer effort to remove trash from local waterways, beaches, lakes and rivers. Since the first ICC 32 years ago, more than 12 million volunteers have removed more than 220 million pounds of trash worldwide. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 11, 2017 at 3:30 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard

From an email:

“Sunrise Senior Living is looking for a few dedicated adult volunteers that are available to volunteer at our assisted living community in Upper N.W. D.C.:

We need volunteers

Wednesday Mornings (10:30-2) to assist us with our weekly outings to local restaurants , museums and other outings.

Dedicated volunteers to read to residents the newspapers and mail

Friday and Sundays at 2 pm to assist with Bingo, discussion groups or Scrabble

If they are interested they can call (202) 966-8020 and ask for the activity department.”

by Prince Of Petworth May 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm 0

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by Prince Of Petworth April 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm 12 Comments

vermont clean up

From Facebook:

“Take pride in your Shaw/U Street corridor!

Every year, volunteers get together to clean up, plant, & mulch the 1/4 miles of street gardens that are part of historic Vermont Avenue, in Washington, DC.

This is a great way to meet your neighbors and take pride in the beauty of a vital part of our city. We need about 30 people to participate, more is better.

NO EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED. Training, tools, & other support will be provided. Free breakfast, lunch, drinks and door prizes included.

Try to arrive as close to 9:00 am as possible for training. Meet at the African American Civil War Memorial (U Street & Vermont)

We’ll also need about 3 coordinators to welcome volunteers and get them started if they arrive later. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 11, 2017 at 1:45 pm 6 Comments

columbia heights dog park
11th and Park Road, NW

From a press release:

“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…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

rcc

From an email:

“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).”

by Prince Of Petworth December 20, 2016 at 10:35 am 0

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Katherin Burk courtesy Peace Corps

From a press release:

“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…)

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