How DC Volunteers: Via Massive Single Day Event

When did massive, single-day volunteer orgies become cool? Maybe it’s a Gen-Y thing. As a college student we had annual community service projects and more recently it was hip to partake in community service around Obama’s Inauguration.

Regardless of how it became cool, I have to admit that it’s always good to support your local community and I’ve been hearing some buzz around my friends about a couple of events coming up this spring.

My friend Rebecca is currently trying to enlist me onto her team for Servathon 2010. This year on April 23-24 over 7,000 volunteers will participate in various service projects around DC. Servathon is organized locally by Greater DC Cares and you can learn more about joining here.

The other big event is put on Hands On DC, an organization that Metblogs’ very own Frank often works with. They put on Work-A-Thon which takes place on May 15th, 2010. What makes this event different is the focus on improving local DC public schools. Check out the video below to see the end product of their recent work.

Whichever event you want to get involved with, it’s clear that spring for DC means volunteering- so get involved!


2 Comments so far

  1. ajw93 (unregistered) on March 29th, 2010 @ 11:02 am

    When volunteering became a HS graduation requirement in a lot of places? Lord knows it was after I left school, still in the 80s.

    Do the Servathon! I’ve done lots of volunteering around town of different kinds. A social guy like you will come away with new friends and it is a great feeling.

  2. Frank (frankl) on March 29th, 2010 @ 4:13 pm

    Well you can totally do both, but I’d hope if you have time you’d show up for the event May 15th. My group has put a lot of great energy into planning this event-and as soon as I’m done overseeing it, I’ll have some more time/energy to committ to…ahem…blogging.

    I was just on TV for this last week-should have the video link soon for that, as well!

    Thanks so much Patrick.

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