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Volunteering as a Family

Wondering where to volunteer with the kids?  This guide gives you some great options for children of all ages with locations all over the greater DC metro area.

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Action in Community through Service

703-441-8606

PO Box 74
Dumfries VA 22026

Age: 10 and up

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"ACTS is a community organization whose mission is to alleviate hunger, homelessness and domestic violence, and help people achieve self-sufficiency in the Prince William area."

Children can assist with sorting and boxing food, organize a...

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Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

4101 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria VA 22304

Age: 8 and up

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The AWLA has currently suspended their on-site youth volunteer program.  There are activities that you can do at home.

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Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
Animal Welfare League of Arlington

2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive
Arlington VA 22206

Age: 10 and up

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The AWLA requires that volunteers be 18 years old.  However they do allow junior volunteers at least 10 years old to assist their parents in various volunteer activities.   Junior volunteers can participate in the following activities with parent...

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Any Soldier

Age: All ages

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Families can help support 'any soldier' that is serving our country through the donation of a care package. Simply visit the website and choose a soldier(s) to support. Full details on how and where to send packages can be found online.

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Average: 4.7 (3 votes)
Arlington Food Assistance Center

2708 South Nelson Street
Arlington VA 22206

Age: 5 and up

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The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) has opportunities for children to volunteer at their facility. Once a month families with children ages 5 to 10 can head to the AFAC warehouse to sort and bag food for distribution to clients.  Children...

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Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (A-SPAN)

703-842-0168

2708-B South Nelson Street
Arlington VA 22210

Age: 8 and up

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A-SPAN welcomes children and their parents as volunteers on our Homeless Bagged Meal Program. With parent supervision, children and teenagers may prepare and/or serve bagged meals for our neighbors on the street. Preparation volunteer groups...

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Art for Humanity

635 South 25th Street
Arlington VA 222202

Age: All ages

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Art for Humanity's mission is to help the poor to help themselves. They collect used items to donate to poor families.

Children can sponsor a shoe...

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Bethesda Cares

301-907-9244

7728 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda MD 20814

Age: All ages

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At Bethesda Cares, we believe it’s never too early to teach children to volunteer. We also think, though, that the ways in which they help should be age-appropriate and fun for the whole family. Here are some projects that work well for a wide...

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BiddingforGood

Age: All ages

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BiddingForGood is a charitable auction community where proceeds go to schools and nonprofit causes nationwide. You can support local auctions in our area or choose to get involved with others throughout the country.

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Books for Soldiers

Age: All ages

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Books for Soldiers in a non-profit corporation support troops overseas by providing books, DVDs, games and other supplies.

Families can register online to become an...

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Average: 5 (2 votes)
Bowie Interfaith Pantry and Emergency Aid Fun

301-262-6765

3120 Belair Drive
Bowie MD 20715

Age: 8 and up

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The Bowie Interfaith Pantry & Emergency Aid Fun offers support to families experiencing a crisis, the under and unemployed, the disabled and others who are in need.

Families can help this organization through financial donations or...

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Brain Injury Services

703-451-8881

8136 Old Keene Mill Road, Suite B102
Springfield VA 22152

Age: 15 and up

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Brain Injury Services, Inc. has a variety of opportunities for parents and children to work together with kids and adults who have sustained brain injuries. Contact Michelle Thyen, Director of Volunteer Programs, at 703-451-8881 for more...
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Britepaths (formerly Our Daily Bread)

703-273-8829

4080 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax VA 22030

Age: All ages

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"Britepaths is a volunteer-based organization focused on easing the plight of low income residents in the area of Fairfax, Virginia."

Families can assist this organization by donating financially or by organizing food drives. They also...

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Capital Area Food Bank

volunteer@capitalareafoodbank.org

4900 Puerto Rico Avenue, NE
Washington DC 20017

Age: 12 and up

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The Capital Area Food Bank has opportunities for youth over the age of 12 to volunteer. Children between the age of 12 and 14 are not allowed to work in the warehouse without prior permission, a signed waiver and a parent or guardian with them in...

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Average: 5 (1 vote)
Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center

202-546-1018

713 Maryland Avenue, NE
Washington DC 20002

Age: 12 and up

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The Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center councils women through unexpected pregnancies and also provides many needed items to new mothers. They receive lots of clothes donations which need to be sorted into gender, age and season in order to be more...

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Cards for Hospitalized Kids

Age: All ages

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Cards for Hospitalized Kids (CFHK) is a national organization that "spreads hope, joy and magic through handmade cards to kids across America who are hospitalized and/or seriously ill."

This is a simple and easy thing you and your...

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Average: 5 (1 vote)
Carpenter's Shelter

703-548-7500

930 North Henry Street
Alexandria VA 22314

Age: 8 and up

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The Carpenter's Shelter serves over 1,000 homeless and formerly homeless children, families and adults. There are volunteer opportunities available for older children through the year.
 
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Children's National Medical Center

202-476-5000

111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20010

Age: All ages

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Children's National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area.

Families can give financially to Children's or help by donating NEW toys, games, books and other items that will help...

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Claude Moore Colonial Farm

6310 Georgetown Pike
McLean VA 22101

Age: 12 and up

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Volunteers may be adults or youth age 12 and older. Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of farm-related jobs.

After completing training, volunteers may join the Colonial Company and portray 18th-century merchants, traders, cooks...

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Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
Color a Smile

Age: All ages

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Color A Smile distributes drawings made by young artists every month to nursing homes, meals on wheels programs and individuals all across the country.

Your child(ren) can simply draw cheerful, colorful pictures (see guidelines on their...

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Average: 5 (1 vote)
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