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We hope everyone is staying warm in this cold DC weather! Trying to find a great way to keep the chill off while meeting some great, local nonprofits? See what’s going on around town for the next week!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Distribution Day

DC Diaper Bank
Our distribution days are one of the most exciting and important days at DC Diaper Bank. This is the day we distribute more than 50,000 diapers to over 17 amazing organizations across the DC Metro area. Come join us as we help these great organization fill their trucks with much needed diapers for the families that they serve.
When: Sat Jan 25 2014 (09:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Where: DC Diaper Bank Warehouse 8858 Monard Drive, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Fee? no
Volunteer Info: Sorting and packing diapers; helping with other inventory
Contact: Corinne Cannon, (202) 656-8503

Seed Cleaning at Arlington Village

Earth Sangha
We will clean the seeds of native grass and forb species that we collected from local parks, every Saturday in January and February. (Except for February 15th) Our seed cleaning sessions during the winter months are a collaborative effort between the Earth Sangha and Arlington Regional Master Naturalist Group, but we will accept a limited number of students who study environmental science or biology/botany. The only reason for limiting the number of participants is entirely due to the space constraint, but the Arlington Village’s Meeting Room is quite large, and we hope to accommodate a larger group.
When: Sat Jan 25 2014 (10:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Where: Arlington Village Condominium’s Meeting Room, See website for directions., Fairfax, VA 22032
Fee? no
Volunteer Info: Clean native grass and forb species seeds.
Contact: Lisa Bright, (703) 764-4830
For more information: click here

Swinging with the Bumper Jacksons

Joe’s Movement Emporium/World Arts Focus
Traditional jazz and pre-war country flare will have you on your feet dancing all night! Admission includes a swing dance lesson.
When: Sat Jan 25 2014 (8:00 PM)
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier, MD 20712
Fee? yes $12 in advance; $15 at the door
Contact: Malori Rhones, (301) 699-1819
For more information: click here

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Invasive Species Removal with Alan Ford

Earth Sangha
We will remove several species of invasive plants such as Wineberry, Amur honeysuckle, Wintercreeper, and Porcelainberry. Please wear long clothes and work boots as the work may be muddy and there are plenty of thorny plants present. Tools and gloves will be provided, but your own work gloves and hand-clippers are useful tools to bring. This event will be led by the president of VNPS Potowmack Chapter, Alan Ford.
When: Sun Jan 26 2014 (10:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Where: Marie Butler Leven Preserve, 1501 Kirby Road, McLean Va 22101
Fee? no
Volunteer Info: Remove invasive species.
Contact: Alan Ford, (703) 732-5291
For more information: click here

FREE Wellness Fair

Joe’s Movement Emporium/World Arts Focus
New Year’s Resolution off track? Get back on track at Joe’s Wellness Fair. Get a free massage, learn about healthy eating and exercise. Experience yoga, acupuncture and the Alexander Technique of movement with local practitioners
When: Sun Jan 26 2014 (1:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier, MD 20712
Fee? no
Contact: Joe’s Movement Emporium, (301) 699-1819
For more information: click here

Monday, January 27, 2014

You’re Invited to Coffee Talk with Jubilee Jobs

Jubilee Jobs
This year, Jubilee Jobs helped 1,000 people obtain employment. Want to know how we did it? Want to help us place 1,000 more people in jobs in the coming year? Then join us on January 27th at The Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Rd NW at 8:30 am. We need your help to assist the unemployed in the community. Come and hear applicant testimonials, meet our Executive Director Terry Flood, learn more about our volunteer opportunities, and join others who want to make a real difference and help others in the community. Please call ahead of time at (202) 667-8970 so we know to look for you.
When: Mon Jan 27 2014 (08:30 AM)
Where: The Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Fee? no
Contact: Sheila Robinson, (202) 667-8970

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

One Hour, One World Tour

If you would like to get a first person introduction to Ayuda’s work and learn how you could get involved, please join us for one of our frequent One Hour, One World tours. Please sign up for a time and feel free to bring friends. (Tours are conducted in English)
When: Wed Jan 29 2014 (6:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Where: Ayuda DC office, 6925B Willow Street NW, Washington, DC 20012
Fee? no
Contact: Elise Webb, (202) 387-4848 ext 130
For more information: click here

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Winter 2014 New Volunteer Training

Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
The core of the Legal Clinic’s work is the representation of individual low- and no-income clients through a network of over 250 volunteer attorneys and legal assistants. Volunteers obtain clients at one of six intake sites run by WLCH at meal programs, health clinics, and day programs throughout the District. Our intake sessions last for one hour and, on average, about 3-5 clients attend each intake. If clients present legal issues that meet our case selection guidelines, then the intake volunteer acts as the primary legal representative for those clients. WLCH staff attorneys provide advice and guidance on all volunteer cases. Attendance at our training is required for all new volunteers. Attorneys must be authorized to practice law in the District of Columbia: attorneys must be a current member of the D.C. Bar or have begun the process for waiving in admission; attorneys employed by the Federal Government must be a member in good standing in the highest court of any state. Paralegals may volunteer only in partnership with and under the direct supervision of an attorney authorized to practice in D.C.
When: Thu Jan 30 2014 (11:45 AM – 4:00 PM)
Where: K Street, NW, Washington, DC .
Fee? no
Contact: Kaitlyn Uhl to register for the event, (202) 328-1263

CASA Preservice Training

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George’s County
The first step to becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is attending the preservice training. During training, you will learn about child development, child welfare regulations, how to write a court report and other pertinent topics. Prospective volunteers must submit and application, undergo background screening and be invited to attend training.
When: Thu Jan 30 2014 (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Where: Local 400 Union Hall, 4301 Garden City Drive, Landover, MD 20785
Fee? no
Volunteer Info: Volunteers will complete training and become a Court Appointed Special Advocate.
Contact: Penny Gerber, (301) 209-0491
For more information: click here

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