From an email:
“Join Us in Making a Difference at the Washington DC Food Drive!
Date: September 2nd, 2023 Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Location: Farragut Square Park Read More
We’re the volunteer coordinators for the Japan-America Society of Washington DC’s Sakura Matsuri. It’s the Japanese street festival that closes out the cherry blossom season every year in downtown DC. We’re a volunteer run festival and we still need people to help! We’re especially looking for volunteers to help on the second day of the festival Sunday, April 16.
Volunteers get free admission to the festival, a t-shirt, snacks, and drinks which include beer for anyone over the age of 21! They can register online here or email us at [email protected] with any questions.”
A volunteer organization I am part of, Lasagna Love, delivers homemade Lasagnas to families in DC. There are more requests than volunteers available to make Lasagnas in DC. In DC, there is a backlog of 60 families requesting a lasagna due to health reasons, financial situations, life events, etc. On average, it takes about $15- $20 to make each lasagna. If anyone is looking for a volunteer opportunity in DC, please check out Lasagna Love and sign up.
Volunteering is easy and you can sign up once or many times! Read More
Looking for volunteer opportunities in the district for about 10 people. We are a college alumni group and are striking out in our outreach to organizations. Thanks for any leads!”
photo by Beau Finley
From a press release:
“A dire blood shortage continues across the U.S. It is the worst blood supply shortage in over a decade, according to the American Red Cross. The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington is partnering with the American Red Cross in holding blood drives throughout the region. The YMCA Metropolitan Washington has branches and program centers in Washington, D.C., Maryland and northern Virginia. Read More
For many of us, back-to-school time means shopping for school supplies for our children and enjoying the last days of summer. For scores of tutoring and mentoring organizations in the DMV, however, back to school means filling an urgent need to sign up and onboard hundreds of tutors and mentors to support underserved children and teenagers. With at least 2 out of 3 DC children reading below grade level, the need is great. The DC Tutoring & Mentoring Initiative (DCTMI) acts as a matchmaker, connecting volunteers with tutoring and mentoring organizations in DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Read More
I’m a volunteer puppy raiser and the DC Group Leader for the Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs. GDF and AVD are the organizations behind Biscuit and Captain (the Capitals team dogs) and Sully (President George H.W. Bush’s service dog and the current Walter Reed facility dog). Our programs are currently facing an urgent need for volunteer puppy raisers in the coming months.
The Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs breed, raise, train, and place guide dogs for people who are blind or visually impaired and service dogs for veterans and first responders with disabilities, including PTSD. Volunteer puppy raisers are a vital part of each dog’s journey towards changing someone’s life, and we have an urgent need for more raisers in the next few months. Read More