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Kids, Cooking & Culture: Volunteer with Common Threads
Support & Enjoy the Fine Arts as a Kreeger Museum Volunteer
Help Others Get a Running Start: Be a BoMF 8K Volunteer
Get Blinded by Science: Volunteer at the DC STEM Fair
Volunteer with Arts & Cultural Programs at the DC Center
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Kids, Cooking & Culture: Volunteer with Common Threads
Common Threads

Common Threads educates children on the importance of nutrition and physical well-being and fosters an appreciation of cultural diversity through cooking. Common Threads' after-school program engages low-income children 8 to 12 years old by teaching them how to cook healthy, ethnic meals while learning about their similarities and differences by preparing and sharing a nutritious meal. Common Threads is currently recruiting volunteers to support their chef instructors for their Spring Session, February through May, at five sites throughout the District. While Common Threads does ask that classroom volunteers commit to the full 10-week session, they also encourage anyone interested to contact them for more information other available opportunities.


For more information, please email Susan Reilly, DC City Program Manager, or call (202) 660-3286.

Support & Enjoy the Fine Arts as a Kreeger Museum Volunteer

Kreeger Museum

The Kreeger Museum is a private, nonprofit art museum located in the former residence of David and Carmen Kreeger, set within five and a half acres of sculpture-filled gardens and tranquil woods. The Kreeger collection includes 19th and 20th century paintings by Monet, Picasso, Renoir, CÚzanne, along with prominent Washington artists and outstanding examples of traditional African and Asian art. The Kreeger Museum needs volunteers to greet visitors and support its information desk on Saturdays. The commitment is a convenient three-hour shift and Kreeger volunteers receive numerous benefits, such as free, monthly art lectures, invitations to museum events and biannual volunteer appreciation events.


For more information, please Jane Wilson via email or call (202) 337-3050, extension 10.

Help Others Get a Running Start as a BoMF 8K Race VolunteerRunners

Back on My Feet(BoMF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating independence and self-sufficiency within homeless and underserved populations by first engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem. BoMF needs volunteers for its St. Patrick's Day 8K, and race-day duties include water stations, registration, course guidance, and more. For each volunteer BoMF provides, money will be donated back to BoMF's program, so grab your friends, neighbors - everyone and anyone is welcome and encouraged to volunteer!


For more information or to register, visit the BoMF St. Patrick's Day 8K online or email Gretchen Gates.

Get Blinded by Science: Volunteer at the DC STEM Fair

The decades-long tradition for DC public, public charter, parochial, private and home-schooled students, the annual District of Columbia Science Fair is now the District of Columbia Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Fair -- and they need community support to make it a success. In its 66th year, DC STEM Fair gives students in grades 6-12 a chance to showcase their research skills and compete for a variety of awards and prizes offered by various government agencies, businesses and professional associations. Show your support for our future engineers, scientists and mathematicians and volunteer as a judge, or in other capacities, including set up, registration, scoring and more.


For more information or to register, please visit DC STEM Fair online or contact Alexandra Caceres.

Volunteer with Arts & Cultural Programs at the DC Center 

The DC Center

The DC Center for the LGBT Community is kicking its programming into high gear and needs volunteers for CenterArts, its all-volunteer arts and culture committee. Upcoming programs include the DC Queer Theatre Festival, the National Queer Spoken Word Summit and Slam, and the OutWrite LGBT Book Fair. Learn more by attending the next CenterArts committee meeting Wednesday, February 22.


For more information on DC Center volunteer opportunities, please visit the CenterArts volunteer announcement online or the DC Center Volunteer Page

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