On Saturday, May 10, from 10am-2pm, the Hill Center will host Volunteer Capitol Hill, an event aimed at bringing together the many ways you can get involved in making our neighborhood even better.
The event will showcase a wide variety of opportunities for volunteer services, featuring over 30 non-profit organizations that need assistance. Whether you are looking to make a difference in the community, develop new job skills, make new friends, or spend quality family time, Volunteer Capitol Hill offers opportunities to easily match your availability, skills, and interests. This is a great opportunity for youth with service requirements for school as well.
Participating organizations include:
A Wider Circle: A Wider Circle’s mission is to end poverty.
Anacostia Watershed Society: The mission of the Anacostia Watershed Society is to protect and restore the Anacostia River and its watershed communities.
Atlas Performing Arts Center: The Atlas’ mission is to bring people together through the arts to share and celebrate a range of artistic expressions and traditions.
Barracks Row Main Street: Barracks Row Main Street helps facilitate the ongoing economic revitalization and preservation of the 8th Street, SE, commercial corridor.
BEST Kids Mentoring Program: BEST Kids mentoring program seeks to promote better futures for youth in the District of Columbia’s child welfare system by developing and supporting one-on-one mentoring relationships between youth and caring adults.
Brethren Nutrition Program: The Brethren Nutrition Program exists to serve hungry neighbors on Capitol Hill, providing healthy and wholesome lunches to those in need.
Capitol Hill Group Ministry: CHGM engages neighbors, congregations, and organizations in our community in celebrating our shared commitment to social justice. Together, we put faith into action to empower and provide hope for families and individuals who are homeless or in crisis so that they may lead healthy, fulfilling, and productive lives.
Capitol Hill Restoration Society: The Capitol Hill Restoration Society is a nonprofit preservation group that works to maintain the historical integrity and appeal of Capitol Hill. It’s Mother’s Day House and Garden Tour is a popular community event.
Capitol Hill Village: Capitol Hill Village is a neighborhood nonprofit organization that aims to sustain and enrich the community of Capitol Hill for the long term.
Care Company: Care Company’s mission is to facilitate relationships among local churches and service organizations in order to care for the poor and meet identified needs in Washington, D.C.
DC Central Kitchen: DC Central Kitchen uses food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities. Through job training, healthy food distribution, and local farm partnerships, DC Central Kitchen offers path-breaking solutions to poverty, hunger, and poor health.
DC Public Library: DC Public library provides an environment that invites reading, learning, and community discussions and equips people with the tools to learn, embrace diversity, and build a thriving city.
Department of Parks and Recreation: DPR’s mission is to enhance the quality of life and wellness for DC residents and visitors by providing equal access to affordable and quality recreational services by organizing programs, activities and events.
Father McKenna Center: The Father McKenna Center provides the basic human needs (food, clothing, shelter) for homeless men and supports very low income families in Ward 6 through a Food Co-Op and Rent and Utility Assistance program. These strategies are implemented as a way of engaging our guests in identifying and working towards their goals of personal fulfillment.
First Book- DC: First Book, a nonprofit organization, connects book publishers and community organizations to provide access to new books for children in need.
Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop: Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop uses books, creative writing, and peer support to awaken DC youths incarcerated as an adult to their own potential. Through creative expression, job readiness training, and violence prevention outreach, these young poets achieve their education and career goals, and become powerful voices for change in the community.
Girls on the Run- DC: Girls on the Run’s mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
The Global Language Network: The global Language Network’s mission is to provide opportunities to learn any language at a minimal cost.
Higher Achievement Network: Higher Achievement Network provides a rigorous afterschool and summer academic program to close the opportunity gap for middle school youth in at-risk communities.
Homeless Children’s Playtime Project: The mission of the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project is to nurture healthy child development and reduce the effects of trauma among children living in temporary housing programs in Washington, D.C.
Legal Counsel for the Elderly: Legal Counsel for the Elderly champions the dignity and rights of Washington, D.C.’s seniors by providing free legal and social work services to our older neighbors in need.
Little Lights Urban Ministry: Little Lights Urban Ministry’s mission is to empower under-served youth and families in Washington, D.C. through academic and after-school enrichment, family strengthening , and economic empowerment.
Mayor’s Office of the Clean City: The Mayor’s Office of the Clean City conducts city-wide assessments of the cleanliness of the city and collaborates with District agencies that have operational responsibility for cleanliness of the city.
Momentum Dance Theatre: Momentum Dance Theatre’s mission is to be an ambassador for dance, especially jazz, hip hop and dance theatre experience, bringing exciting challenging dance to diverse communities.
Reading Partners: Reading Partner’s mission is to help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results.
Rural Dog Rescue: Rural Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization whose mission is to save the lives of dogs in high-kill shelters in rural areas with euthanasia rates of 80% or higher.
Sasha Bruce Network: Sasha Bruce Network works to improve the lives of homeless, abused, neglected, and at-risk youth and families in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Seabury Resources for Aging, Ward 6: Seabury Resources for Aging’s mission is to provide personalized, affordable services, and housing options to help older adults in the greater Washington, DC area live with independence and dignity.
Trees for Capitol Hill, Inc.: Trees for Capitol Hill plants and cares for trees in public spaces on Capitol Hill.