Roosevelt HS is looking for host families for French students for two weeks

Roosevelt HS is looking for host families for French students for two weeks

Roosevelt High School has a robust international studies program, managed by Julian Hipkins III, the Global Studies Coordinator at the school. The school is hosting students from Spain and France in October, and is looking for a dozen or so families in the local area to host visiting students from France for a two week stay here in Petworth.

Volunteer and host a student (or two!).

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Keeping DC's elections free with ObserveDC

Keeping DC's elections free with ObserveDC

Trained volunteer observers will deploy to randomly sampled polling places across DC’s eight wards to collect data on key electoral processes throughout the day, including polling station set-up, access for disabled voters, voter identification practices, and secrecy of the vote.


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Help make the Celebrate Petworth festival awesome -- become a volunteer!

Help make the Celebrate Petworth festival awesome -- become a volunteer!

The Celebrate Petworth Festival is right around the corner on September 8th. To make this awesome day happen, the team running the festival is looking for volunteers to help with tasks big and small. There's an opportunity for everyone to be involved.


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Join the Celebrate Petworth Festival steering committee next week

Join the Celebrate Petworth Festival steering committee next week

The Celebrate Petworth festival is becoming one of the biggest events in Petworth. Now going into its third year, they're looking to volunteers to join the steering committee and help shape this summer's next festival. (See a photo gallery from last summer's festival.) Here's their call for volunteers for a meeting next week:

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Citizen Volunteer Corp: Share your skills with MPD

Citizen Volunteer Corp: Share your skills with MPD

The DC Metropolitan Police Department is looking to bring DC residents onboard as volunteers to both expose residents to the operations of the police department, and to get the benefit of the diverse skills and expertise available in the District. It's called the Citizen Volunteer Corps.

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Help support veterans and the Friends of the Soldiers Home

Help support veterans and the Friends of the Soldiers Home

I'm a big fan of the Friends of the Soldiers Home, and try to volunteer with them when I can. They do great events like "Jingo night" (like bingo but with pictures instead of numbers) as well as a fun Saloon night, where volunteers chat with and serve drinks and food to veterans during live music and other events. They also put on the July 4th events, Oktoberfest and other community events at the Armed Forces Retirement Home.

They're looking for support from neighbors to help meet their funding goals. As we move into the holiday season, bear in mind that every dollar helps.

Read a letter from Mary Bucci, president of the Friends of the Soldiers Home, after the break:

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