General Information

  • Volunteer Opportunities / Responsibilities: Preservation of Affordable Housing

    Outreach Volunteer

    The Affordable Housing Outreach Volunteer helps our Affordable Housing team prepare for and help run Tenants’ Rights forums, events, and fundraisers. Get to know our community organizers and learn some of the ins-and-outs of community advocacy as you walk through communities in DC hanging up and handing out fliers, reach out to tenants before events, assist with mailings, and collect signatures on advocacy campaigns in support of decent, affordable housing.

    Translation/Interpretation Volunteer

    The Affordable Housing Translation/Interpretation Volunteer helps our Affordable Housing team fulfill its commitment to provide multi-lingual, culturally sensitive tenant rights’ information to help tenants understand their rights in their native languages. Learn more about the rich, cultural diversity of DC communities and help our community organizers translate important tenant rights’ information for distribution and provide interpretation at tenant rights’ meetings and events.

    Communications Volunteer

    The Affordable Housing Communications Volunteer helps our Affordable Housing team create visually appealing graphics, fliers, and posters for tenant rights’ forums and events and craft stories and testimonies with our tenants. Flex your creative muscle, build your design portfolio, and get to know the diverse immigrants that call DC home by working with our staff to design images and interview tenants.

    Evaluation Volunteer

    The Affordable Housing Evaluation Volunteer helps our Affordable Housing team evaluate the impact of the Affordable Housing Preservation Program. Does the program meet the needs of program participants? How could it improve? Help us interview program participants in-person and on the phone using an existing evaluation survey and help make recommendations regarding how we can improve our program.


    Small Business Development

    Outreach Volunteer

    The Small Business Development Outreach Volunteer helps our Small Business Development team conduct outreach to drive new clients to LEDC’s lending, small business, and facade programs in the DC metro area. Get to know our small business team and learn some of the ins-and-outs of business outreach as you walk through DC communities hanging up and handing out fliers, identify new community partners, assist with mailings, recruit new members to our three Local First business alliances, and represent LEDC at community events.

    Training Volunteer

    The Small Business Development Training Volunteer helps our Small Business Development team put together a handful of bilingual business training seminars and workshops for current and new potential small business owners. Get to greet and meet small business owners, help with client intake, materials distribution, and evaluation and stay for trainings that help our clients learn how to start a business, how to use QuickBooks, as well as how to make business plans through Primer Paso, LEDC’s 30-hour business planning course.

    Small Business Consultant Volunteer

    The Small Business Development Consultant Volunteer helps our Small Business Development team provide affordable business consulting services to low to moderate income small business owners by connecting them with seasoned entrepreneurs and business professionals. Use your business experience and technical expertise to help our small business owners develop a scope of work in areas ranging from strategic planning to accounting/finance to marketing/communications.

    Development

    Communications Volunteer

    The Development Graphic Design Volunteer helps our Development team create visually appealing graphics, fliers, and posters for funding appeals and fundraising events. Flex your creative muscle and get to know some of the ins and outs of raising funds for a community-based nonprofit in DC by working with our development staff to design flyers, posters, brochures, and other materials.
  • Types of Volunteers Needed: individual/adult; adult groups of less than 5; adult groups of 6 or more, including corporate teams
  • Hours Needed: business hours during the week; evenings during the week; daytime on the weekend