Get your pom-poms ready and inspire kids
Girls on the Run encourages young girls to lace up their sneakers and hit the road to be healthier and more confident. If that sounds like something you can get behind, you can volunteer as a coach to cheer on a team of your own all year long or spend a day volunteering at events like an annual 5K run, a sneaker fitting day, and more.
Plan activities for DC’s homeless children
As a volunteer for the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project, you’ll be placed in a homeless shelter around DC where you’ll plan weekly activities for children. Whether you’re into arts and crafts or playing games, you’ll have a chance to plan fun activities and hang out with some great kids.
Provide support for those experiencing domestic violence
My Sister’s Place was the first domestic violence shelter in DC, and it continues to help survivors. They provide emergency shelter, host events, and help survivors transition into new housing. As a volunteer, you can host activities for women and children, man the front desk and welcome people into the space, prepare dinner, or work on the various fundraising projects My Sister’s Place does every year.
Put your style to good use
If you’re a makeup artist, fashion stylist, or just your average shopaholic, you can put your skills to good use with Dress For Success. The organization collects gently-used professional clothes and gives them to women in need so they are confident to join the workforce and gain financial independence, and as a volunteer you can sort donations, style clients, or teach makeup classes on how to apply makeup that is appropriate for the workplace.