Volunteering Opportunities

New Virtual Volunteering Opportunities

From: 9 Places to Volunteer On Line 

1. United Nations Volunteers

 UNV connects you with organizations working for peace and development in need of skills like research, writing, art, and design. 

2. Catchafire

This volunteer search tool is exclusively for online volunteer projects. Each one has a timeline that can range anywhere from an hour to a few weeks. 

3. Smithsonian Digital Volunteers

Help make their collections more accessible by volunteering online to transcribe historical documents or edit Wikipedia articles related to their artifacts and research.

4. Amnesty Decoders

This network of digital volunteers helps conduct research into global human rights violations. 

5. Translators Without Borders

Volunteers provide translations (10 million words a year!) to international organizations that focus on crisis relief, health and education.

6. Crisis Text Line

Here’s a perfect example of technology being used for good. Become a volunteer to help the Crisis Text Line continue to offer free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. 

7. Zooniverse

Zooniverse is a platform for people-powered research. Spend as much or as little time as you’d like identifying endangered animals, classifying galaxy systems, or transcribing Shakespearean manuscripts.

8. Project Gutenberg

The goal is to create the largest digital library/ Volunteer by donating eligible materials, transcribing books into a digital form, or proofreading others’ work.

Face-To-Face Volunteering Opportunities

Georgetown University Center for Social Justice: After School Kids Program (ASK)

The Georgetown University Center for Social Justice and is seeking volunteers for the After School Kids (ASK) Program which serves teens in the DC metropolitan area, who are looking to make positive strides in their lives and to be catalysts for change in their community. The youth participating in the ASK Program are adversely impacted by the school-to-prison pipeline, and may be experiencing multiple obstacles to obtaining their high school diploma, careers, and postsecondary education. It is not uncommon for these youth to experience chronic trauma exposure, involvement in the court system, and to be over-aged and under-credited. Despite their daily obstacles, they envision a brighter future through education, social action, and wellness. ASK provides programming and support to realize their vision.

The ASK Program seeks tutors who can introduce the youth to interesting ways of learning that will help them develop learning and analytical skills, engage them in activities that make learning enjoyable, help them with their homework, and offer guidance on future career options and college opportunities.

Tutoring/mentoring takes place on campus. The students are brought to campus and the program is scheduled from 5:30pm to 8:00pm, Monday-Thursday and Saturday from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm. 

Tutors can volunteer as many times as their schedule permits. 

Help is especially needed with Algebra, and precalculus. Sign up to tutor/mentor.

For additional information, please contact: 

Gina L. Bulett
Program Director
After School Kids (ASK) Program
Center for Social Justice
Georgetown University
202.687.1092 – office

Mentors Needed for Holy Trinity Gavigan Summer Program 2020

The Holy Trinity Gavigan Program is a scholarship and mentorship program for a small group of students at Holy Trinity School in Georgetown. Students in the program receive a full scholarship to the school and work one-to-one with a mentor, four days a week after school. Mentors usually work with their student on completing homework, getting organized and planning for long term projects. We are hoping to expand our pool of mentors for the 2020/2021 school year. Our mentors meet with their students Monday – Thursday from 3:30-4:30. We also need mentors to work in the program’s summer camp, which will run from June 22nd – July 17th 9:00-12:30.

If you are interested please contact Bridget Tansey (btansey@htsdc.org) and Liz Nolan (enolan@htsdc.org) for more information.   

Research and Policy Fellows Needed by Federal Agency:

An independent federal agency headquartered in Washington, The Corporation for National and Community Service is seeking to engage retired Georgetown faculty members as professional volunteers (e.g., as Research or Policy Fellows) in that organization. Volunteers would conduct research on volunteering, service programs, and civic engagement.

Interested retirees should contact LaMonica Shelton, Associate Director of  the Office of Research and Policy Development of CNCS at 202-606-6743 or LShelton@cns.gov.

Speaking Opportunity—Georgetown Senior Center

Georgetown Senior Center invites GUARFS members to consider offering a talk on any subject that might be of interest to seniors. These talks would be delivered at the luncheons the Center offers twice weekly (M & F) for its clientele at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3240 O St. NW.

For further information contact Wendy Erlanger at Wendy.Erlanger@comcast.net (new window).