Service Opportunities

Do you love volunteering, but maybe can’t make it to our organized events?  Well, take a look on this page for several DC Metro organizations that are always looking for volunteers and it is really easy to sign up to volunteer with them.

Fantastic Opportunity to Volunteer with Reading Partners

Are you willing to share one hour each week with a student who is struggling to read?  Become a Reading Partners tutor today!
 
Reading Partners is a nonprofit organization that recruits and trains community volunteers to provide one-on-one literacy tutoring to students who are struggling with reading. Tutors use a research-based curriculum, and program staff regularly assess students to benchmark and monitor student progress.  
Devoting just one hour each week to a student can make a tremendous impact. Last year, 94% of Reading Partners’ DC students improved their rate of learning in reading, and 87% narrowed their achievement gap. This year, Reading Partners is partnering with eight charter and three DCPS elementary schools and is on track to support at least 450 students.
To sign up to be a tutor, please fill out the form found here.  If you have any questions, please call (443) 794-2225 or email volunteer@readingpartners.org.  

DC Central Kitchen; 425 2nd Street NW

They have morning and evening shifts, five days a week.  You can check openings and sign up on their volunteer calendar on their website. http://dccentralkitchen.volunteerhub.com/Events/Browse.aspx

Food for All; 1810 16th Street NW

Every Saturday morning at 9am they need volunteers to pack boxes and then deliver them around the city.  They are also always in need of non-perishable or can good donations.  http://www.foodforalldc.org/wp/?page_id=9

National Parks Service

They are always looking for help with landscaping, picking up trash, repainting benches and fences and more.  This is also a great project to take students, children or groups. http://www.nps.gov/getinvolved/volunteer.htm

Current Opportunities

Community Outreach – 5th Annual Tenant Town Hall

Flexible Hours, May 30 – June 23rd 2012

Who We Are: The Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) is a community-based economic development organization.

What we’re doing: LEDC is organizing the 5th Annual Tenant Town Hall.  We organize this annual event to give D.C. renters the opportunity to tell their elected officials and representatives from District housing agencies their concerns and priorities as tenants in DC, and to propose solutions.

What We Need: We need volunteers to help us in this city-wide outreach effort to invite tenants and tenant associations to attend this year’s 5th annual Tenant Town Hall.  We are looking for people who can give 8 hours or more of their time between now and the Town Hall on June 23rd. The best hours for outreach are late afternoons, early evenings and Saturdays. So, those are great volunteer hours.  Bilingual people in Spanish and Amharic are great but anyone is welcomed to help.  Volunteers will be teaming up with staff to knock on doors, go out to neighborhoods with high renter concentration, and flyer at Metro Stations. We’ll provide transportation if needed.  Some additional tasks we need help with are help with phone banking and mailing help as well as day of volunteers at the event.

What This Experience Offers: You will be volunteering with a dynamic team of people in DC that integrate fun into the work they do!  We can provide references for jobs well done, this experience looks great on resumes and you can earn community service hours!  Additionally you will gain knowledge of various DC neighborhoods and have a chance to talk to a variety of people, after you’re done you’ll be a DC pro.  This type of experience is great for people in communication, students and those in interested in non-profits, community organizing, affordable housing, advocacy, PR and campaigns.

Contact us if you’re interested:  Email: TenantsRights@ledcmetro.org or call Monica at 202-696-4972

If you know of other organizations with volunteer openings that you want to advertise to the chapter please feel free to leave a reply and we will update the posting.  Thank you!

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