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How can you leave the Distict better than you found it?

Whether you want to donate to charitable organizations, volunteer in a neighborhood clean-up effort, help combat the impact of COVID-19 or support marginalized communities, DC has numerous options.  

Voluntourism Opportunities

DC Mayor’s Office of Volunteerism and Partnerships

Dedicated to promoting service and strategic partnerships as an inno...

National Park Service (NPS) Volunteer Opportunities

Empower a diverse community of volunteers to contribute their skills...

People and Animal Cardio Klub (PACK)

Humane Rescue Alliance volunteers who run with our adoptable dogs.

Casey Trees

Committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of ...

Anacostia Riverkeeper

Works to protect and restore the Anacostia River for all who live, w...

Organizations That Help Keep DC Clean

You can volunteer with these groups to help clean up area waterways,...

Ways to Give Back to Students

Communities in Schools: The Nation's Capital

Their mission is to surround students with a community of support, e...

Horton's Kids

Horton's Kids empowers children growing up in one of Washington, DC'...

For Love of Children

Providing educational support and services beyond the classroom to h...

Inner City Inner Child

Inner City-Inner Child plays a vital role in ensuring that the young...

American Experience Foundation (AEF)

Helping to inspire the next generation of travelers and hospitality ...

Local Food Charities

Kyanite Kitchen

Feeding & providing the DMV area with free groceries, plant-based me...

Err'body Eats

They use plant based meals, a culinary-urban agriculture education a...

Fuel the People

They work to provide nourishment to protestors on the front lines, s...

We Are Family

We Are Family reaches out to isolated inner-city seniors with free s...

Black Nickel

Black Nickel is committed to uplifting African American communities ...

Local Housing Assistance

District Alliance for Safe Housing

DASH is an innovator in providing access to safe housing and service...

House of Ruth

House of Ruth empowers women, children and families to rebuild their...

DC Coalition for the Homeless

The purpose of the Coalition is to assist individuals and families i...

Homeless Children's Playtime Project

Their mission is to cultivate resilience in children experiencing fa...

My Sister's Place

My Sister’s Place (MSP) shelters, supports and empowers survivors of...

Support DC's LGBTQ+ Community

Casa Ruby

Create success life stories among transgender, genderqueer, gender n...

Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders (SMYAL)

Supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and quest...

GLAA

GLAA is an all-volunteer, non-partisan, non-profit political organiz...

Human Rights Campaign

Their goal is to ensure that all LGBTQ people, and particularly thos...

Additional Resources

Bread for the City

They provide food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social serv...

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex educ...

NAACP Washington, DC Branch

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Color...

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