Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Six Last-Minute Community Service Opportunties

If you're in need of a few more (or a lot more) hours before the May 15th deadline, check out the community service opportunities listed below. Remember to get a community service form from either the Programs Office or the Main Office!

1. Saturday, May 11th: Help Clean up the Sherwood Recreation Center (640 10th St. NE)

2. Attend ADL and Green Club after school! Every Monday and Thursday from 3:45pm -5:00pm. ADL meets in Room 106, and Green Club meets in Room 111.

3. The Programs Office is sponsoring Community Service events with WIN, the Washington Interfaith Network, on Wednesday, May 8th, and on other days TBD. If you're interested in attending, talk to Ms. Boehle-Silva.

4. Sign up HERE to work at Kenilworth Gardens, the aquatic park located in Anacostia on Saturday, May 18th. 

5. Sign up online to work with the Capital Area Food Bank:

6. Sign up for a shift with DC Central Kitchen:

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Volunteer with the Red Cross at Walter Reed Medical Center

Are you looking to volunteer in the medical field over the summer? High school students are welcome to volunteer with the Red Cross at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. 

To get started, call (301) 295-1538, and ask for the high school student volunteer application. The volunteer will take your name, email, and phone number and send you an application. 

You'll need to write an essay and get a letter of recommendation from a teacher or supervisor. 

Questions? Stop by the Programs Office!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Sign up to Volunteer with Easter Seals

Creating solutions and changing lives is what we do at Easter Seals. Join us and you, too, can make a difference and help people with disabilities achieve their goals. Volunteer your time to share your talents, whether performing office work, volunteering at events and camps, or another way you can help.
Need more convincing? In the words of Edgar "Daddy" Allen, founder of Easter Seals, "We have but one life. We get nothing out of that life except by putting something into it. To relieve suffering, to help the unfortunate, to do kind acts and deeds is, after all, the one sure way to secure happiness or to achieve real success. Your life and mine shall be valued not by what we take...but by what we give."
Sign up to volunteer here, or call 800-886-3771 or 301-931-8700.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Volunteer with Martha's Table

Martha's Table Logo

Beginning with humble roots in 1980, Martha’s Table was originally a place for children to receive free sandwiches and food after school.  We gradually grew to address the additional needs of the community by finding solutions to poverty in the short and long term.  We address emergency needs with food and clothing programs and break the long cycle of poverty with education and family support services.

As availability in our schedule allows, Martha's Table is able to accommodate those completing school or court mandated community service. Prior to your arrival, you must schedule an appointment with the Volunteer Program Assistant to receive approval to volunteer at Martha's Table, complete our Community Service Orientation, and discuss necessary paperwork and tracking of hours.

Contact our Volunteer Assistant at 202.328.6608 x 212 or to schedule a COURT or SCHOOL Community Service appointment and Orientation.

Earn your hours at Capital Area Food Bank

The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank is to feed those who suffer from hunger in the Washington metro area by acquiring food and distributing it through its network of partner agencies; and educating, empowering and enlightening the community about the issues of hunger and nutrition. CAFB is a member of Feeding America, a national network of 200 food banks.

CAFB by the Numbers

The Capital Area Food Bank:
  • Distributes 30 million pounds of food annually, half of which is fresh produce; 84,000 pounds of food daily and 500,000 pounds each week.
  • Serves 478,100 people in the region struggling with hunger.
  • Delivers 70 fresh produce drops each month to 40 sites in low-income neighborhoods.
  • Spends 92 cents of each dollar raised for food distribution, transportation and programs.
  • Provides nutrition and education training to more than 1,000 adults and children annually through CAFB programs.
To sign up, go to:

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Get Crafty: Volunteer with SCRAP DC

If you're looking for an interesting way to volunteer, check out SCRAP DC, a local non-profit that runs a thrift craft store. Sign up to volunteer here: Volunteer Form. You can volunteer at one of their events, or get retail experience while you earn community service hours!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Find a Volunteer Opportunity for the MLK Day of Service!

DC has many volunteer opportunities over the Inaugural/MLK Day weekend (January 19th-21st)--Register for one today to make sure you can get your community service hours!

Here are a couple of links to register for community service opportunities: