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Volunteering Options in DC

When people ask me about my hobbies, I always hate to admit that I do not have very many aside from travel, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. However, one thing I always seem to leave off is volunteering. I love volunteering, usually because it allows me to do activities I do not do on a day to day basis and plus it always feels good to help others.

In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaching, I want to share my favorite locations to volunteer at in DC.

Capital Area Food Bank – Group or Individual

I’ve volunteered at the food bank a few times, both in group situations, and have had a blast every time. Plus, I’ve learned a lot about food banks that I didn’t/would have never learned. I highly recommend volunteering here. It’s a great team building activity as well for organizations and offices.

Food and Friends – Group or Individual

Food and Friends is an organization that provides meals to individuals with illnesses in the DC area. I have volunteered here once as an office team activity that I organized. It was a lot of fun. The activities involved sorting and packing the meals.

Martha’s Table – Group or Individual

Martha’s Table is one of my favorites, they provide clothing and food to homeless individuals in the DC area. Times I’ve volunteered there, we prepared the dinner meal in the kitchen. This is a very popular place for volunteering, so if you are looking to do so with a group, make sure you plan ahead.

For MLK Day I will be volunteering with my best friend at a Montgomery County Event in Maryland. If you are looking for somewhere to volunteer for a one-day event, I suggest looking on Eventbrite.

Are you volunteering for MLK Day? If so, where?! Any places I should try in DC?

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