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Volunteer Resources - Washington, DC Area



Alexandria Volunteer Bureau -

Arlington County Volunteer Office -
• Covers Arlington County, VA.
• Search by interest and zip code.
• Really excellent site with hyperlinks to others.

Greater DC Cares -
• Volunteer opportunities
• Also offers training to be a board member of a nonprofit organization

Montgomery County Volunteer Center - or
• Search by interest.
• Excellent site.

Northern Virginia Senior Environment Volunteer Corps (NVSEC) -
• An RSVP project in alliance with the Environmental Alliance for Senior Involvement (EASI)
• Addresses local environmental challenges.

Points of Light -
• Based in Washington, D.C., this organization advocates community service through a partnership with the Volunteer Center National Network.
• Links for 360 Volunteer Centers nationwide.

Prince George's County Voluntary Action Center -

Touch DC -
• Covers DC and some opportunities in surrounding area.
• Some good hyperlinks to nonprofit organizations.

Voluntary Action Center of Prince William Area -

Volunteer Fairfax -

The Washington Post -
• In the print edition on Thursdays there is an "Extra" section inserted for your city (e.g., Arlington/Alexandria). That section always includes a column that lists volunteer opportunities in the metro area.
• The column is also available online.

The above links are for informational purposes only and in no way constitute an endorsement, expressed or implied, by the Department of State. Links to websites outside the U.S. federal government or the use of trade, firm, or corporation names are for the convenience of the user and do not constitute an official endorsement or approval of any private sector website, product, service, or privacy policy.

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