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OrganizationVolunteer OpportunitiesDays/TimesContactEmailPhoneClassificationLinkAdditional Notes
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Alice Ferguson FoundationTrash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative. Participate in a Cleanup, Host a Cleanup event, Participate in a workshop about waste reduction, Monitor a trash hotspot, Share litter prevention materials to create a Trash Free CommunityVolunteer Coordinatorpotomaccleanup@fergusonfoundation.org202-292-5665Environmenthttp://fergusonfoundation.org/For groups (including corporate groups) interested in volunteering, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/a/fergusonfoundation.org/forms/d/1fD4fGUCg0Lifa2l4C8WUgEAxgM6OwqrvN8wPzUf0_k8/edit
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Anacostia Watershed SocietyOur volunteers restore wetlands, plant native plants, collect seeds, and help with many other projects - often times pieces of larger plans that make a big impact on the river. All of our volunteer activities have an educational component and are an opportunity to learn about the watershed.Joanna Fisher, Volunteer Program Managerjfisher@anacostiaws.orgEnvironmenthttp://www.anacostiaws.org/Volunteer as an Individual or with a Small Group: If you would like to volunteer as an individual or with a group of fewer than eight participants, please check out events listed on our event calendar: http://www.anacostiaws.org/calendar

Volunteer with a Large Group: If you have a group greater than eight participants and would like to volunteer as a group, please fill out our Volunteer Group Information Sheet here. We will follow-up with you and try to find an event that suits your needs: https://anacostiaws.salsalabs.org/volunteergroupinformationform/index.html
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Arlington Food Assistance CenterCooking, Driving (food pick-ups), Food Distribution, Food Drives, Gardening (Plot Against Hunger), Gleaning (harvesting produce), Maintenance/Repairs, Office Work, Summer Teen Program (age 14-19), Warehouse, Young Professionals Cmt (age 21-40)Laura Jackson, Director of Volunteer Servicesvolunteer4afac@afac.org703-845-8486Hungerhttps://www.afac.org/
Requires filling out Individual Volunteer Registration

Groups can complete a Group Profile Form to get emails about volunteer events and see our Volunteer Calendar.
http://www.afac.org/volunteer/forms/individual-volunteer-profile-form/
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Bread for the CityFree Farmers’ Markets, Clothing ProgramVolunteer Coordinatorvolunteer@breadforthecity.org202-595-7865Hungerhttp://www.breadforthecity.org/Volunteer calendar:

http://breadforthecity.force.com/volunteers/GW_Volunteers__JobCalendar
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Capital Area Food BankDC Distribution Center, Garden Building, NOVA Distribution Centervolunteer@capitalareafoodbank.org202-644-9841Hungerhttps://www.capitalareafoodbank.org/volunteer-5/Volunteer calendar:

https://volunteer.capitalareafoodbank.org/calendar
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Casey TreesTree Planting Volunteer, Tree Planting Registration Volunteer, Tree Care Volunteer, Citizen Scientist – Phenology Monitoring, Citizen Forester Team Leader, Tree AdvocateErica Young
, Volunteer Coordinator
eyoung@caseytrees.org
202-349-1907Environmenthttp://caseytrees.org/
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Catholic CharitiesNY Ave Men's Shelter Clean Up; Bagging FoodEach SaturdayVolunteervolunteer@cc-dc.org <volunteer@cc-dc.org>;N/AHomelessness; Hungerhttps://www.catholiccharitiesdc.org/volunteer/From website: Depending on our program needs, our group opportunities are constantly changing. Examples include sprucing up program sites (i.e. painting, planting, cleaning), serving food in shelters, bagging breakfasts, planning and organizing special events for our clients, and providing professional development workshops/trainings. Please check our Volunteer Calendar for scheduled volunteer events. Unless otherwise noted, each opportunity can accommodate most groups.
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DC Central KitchenMeal Preparation (Main Kitchen or Nutrition Lab)
; Gleaning (Off-Site, Summer Opportunity)
Volunteer Coordinatorvolunteer@dccentralkitchen.orgHungerhttp://www.dccentralkitchen.org/volunteer/
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Food and FriendsMeal & Grocery Deliveries, Food Preparation and Packaging, Special Events Assistance and Administrative Support.Volunteer Coordinator
volunteer@foodandfriends.org202-269-2277Nutritionhttp://www.foodandfriends.org/site/pp.asp?c=ckLSI8NNIdJ2G&b=8486281The Food & Friends Service Learning Program provides students with the opportunity to relate classroom learning to real world experiences while instilling the value of community service. Through this program, students will gain valuable knowledge and see, first-hand, how their service impacts the lives of children and adults facing HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses. Learn more about the program and get your students started today!

Group volunteer information: https://foodandfriends.volunteerhub.com/lp/groupcoordinators/events
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Food for All DCWe begin packing the food at 9:00am, and begin sending the drivers out for delivery around 9:30am. Most delivery routes take about 1-2 hours. Feel free to come with or without a car.info@foodforalldc.orgHungerhttp://www.foodforalldc.org/There is no pre-registration – just show up and sign in on our waiver.
Other Opportunities:
If you have grant writing skills, we can use your help in finding and applying for additional funding Host a food drive or better still a fundraiser! If you have any fundraising experience, we would love to work with you to find additional opportunities.
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Free MindsProvide positive feedback on the writing of juveniles incarcerated as adultsmail@freemindsbookclub.org(202) 758-0829Youth Incarcerationhttp://freemindsbookclub.org/Takes place every other month in Takoma (February, April, June, September, November) and Foggy Bottom (January, March, May, July, October)
http://freemindsbookclub.org/get-involved/attend-write-night
Anyone can attend - no RSVP required
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Habitat for HumanityIndividual Construction
, Office Volunteer Service
, Environmental & Building Performance Committee
, Family Support Committee
Paula Katrina (PK) Drago, Volunteer Services & Corporate Partnerships Managerpaulakatrina.drago@dchabitat.org202-882-4600 x 227Homelessnesshttp://www.dchabitat.org/Our sponsorship requirements are based on the size of your group and are listed below. If your group is a nonprofit, faith-based, school, government, military, or social group, please contact us to learn more about our nonprofit Team Build requirements.

10 Volunteers – $4,000/weekday or $5,500/Saturday; 15 Volunteers – $5,000/weekday or $6,500/Saturday; 20 Volunteers – $6,000/weekday or $7,500/Saturday; 25 Volunteers – $7,000/weekday or $8,500/Saturday; 30 Volunteers – $8,000/weekday or $9,500/Saturday
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Hashtag LunchbagAssemble and distribute lunchesLast Sunday of every monthhashtaglunchbagwashdc@gmail.comN/AHungerhttps://www.facebook.com/pg/hashtaglunchbagwashdc/about/?ref=page_internal

http://www.hashtaglunchbag.org/
The organizers request that each volunteer contribute $10 toward the cost of food
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Martha's TableFood prep, Delivery, Shopping Assistance; Sort, hang, and fold clothing; Classroom supportvolunteer@marthastable.orgNutritionhttp://marthastable.org/
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National ZooSafari Day Camp Class Aides assist camp teachers with supervising campers ages 5-12 as they explore the lives and habitats of animals and world-wide conservation efforts to protect them. Class Aides will help with science experiments, activities, crafts, zoo walks, and much more! We are looking for responsible, outgoing, and motivated teens to volunteer their time and talent to this program.fonz_programs@si.edu202-633-3024Educationhttp://nationalzoo.si.edu/Support/Volunteer/Teens/default.cfmUpon acceptance, all teen volunteers will be required to submit a medical history form and pay the Class Aide Orientation/Training fee of $30. This fee covers the cost of one new FONZ volunteer shirt, supplies for orientation training, a daily snack on the weeks that you work, and program administration. We understand that this fee may present a hardship for some, so please contact the Safari Day Camp office prior to the registration deadline to discuss available options.

Group Horticulture Volunteer Opportunity: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/support/volunteer/group-horticulture
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Potomac ConservancyHelp clean up trash, remove invasive plants. and restore recreational and water access trailsKatieblackman@potomac.org301.608.1188 x213Environmenthttps://potomac.org/
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Restore Shepherd ParkwayClean up trashNathan Harringtonnbharrington@yahoo.com301-758-5892Environmenthttp://shepherdparkway.blogspot.com/We did a clean-up with them for Earth Day in 2016
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Rise Against HungerPrepare meals for shipmentJoe Gautierjgautier@riseagainsthunger.org(703) 348-2366Hungerhttp://www.riseagainsthunger.org/locations/washington-d-c/The warehouse is located in Ashburn, VA
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Rural Dog RescueHelp at adoption event (i.e. dog handling)volunteer@ruraldogrescue.comAnimal Welfarehttp://www.ruraldogrescue.com/volunteer/Accepts groups
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Rock Creek Park Conservancytrash cleanup or invasive plant removal, education, outreach, and advocacy opportunities, as well as office workinfo@rockcreekconservancy.org301-579-3105Environmenthttp://www.rockcreekconservancy.org/Infrequent, limited events. Watch Calendar.
http://www.rockcreekconservancy.org/what-we-do/upcoming-events
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Seabury Resources for AgingWorking one to one with residents helping with light clean up, organizing and errands.
Serving as part of a group on a house cleaning and/or yard work project
Organizing a special event or activity
Bringing a musical, drama, slide show or other presentation to share
Aginghttp://seaburyresources.org/srj/index.php/volunteer-give/volunteerAge-In-Place Group Volunteer Opportunities:

https://www.seaburyresources.org/volunteer-aip
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SmithsonianPublic Volunteers (intense training, engage with audiences, etc.), Non-Public Volunteers
(administration), and Seasonal Volunteers
Educationhttp://www.si.edu/Volunteer
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Smithsonian GardensGarden Maintenance Volunteers
, Garden Interpreters
, Greenhouse Volunteers
gardenvolunteers@si.eduEducationhttp://gardens.si.edu/get-involved/volunteers.html
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So Others Might Eat (SOME)provides a nourishing, hot breakfast and lunch every day of the year; tutoring and mentoring childrenSOME Volunteer Coordinatorvolunteer@some.org202-797-8806 x 2109Hungerhttp://some.org/Opportunities for youth 13+:

http://some.org/volunteer/youth-opportunities/
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Thrive DCServe Breakfast to the Homeless; Serve Dinner to Homeless and Low-income Women; Assist Clients in the Computer Lab; AdministrativeVolunteer Coordinatorvolunteer@thrivedc.org202-503-1533Homelessnesshttp://www.thrivedc.org/volunteer/
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Tregaron ConservancyTree planting, invasives removal, etc.info@tregaronconservancy.org
202-810-5009Environmenthttp://www.tregaronconservancy.org/Infrequent, limited events. Watch Calendar.
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Turning the PageSort and shelve books, organize and alphabetize sectionsAlie Mihutamail@turningthepage.org202-347-9841Literacyhttp://turningthepage.org/Individual volunteers are welcome throughout the year on flexible schedules and volunteer groups are encouraged specifically in the spring.
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We Are Family DCHelp with grocery delivery and limited tasks for seniorsVariousTulin Ozdegertulino@wearefamilydc.org(202) 487-8698Aginghttp://www.wearefamilydc.org/get-involved/volunteer/If you have a group that would like to help, please get in touch! We will gladly work with you to maximize your time and impact.
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