2,300+ Trained Volunteers Available for City-Wide Service Projects April 7; Deadline for Submission is February 22
WASHINGTON, DC – The Junior League of Washington (JLW) will host its annual Day of Service on Saturday, April 7, 2018, and is now accepting Requests for Proposal (RFP) for projects around the DC metropolitan region in need of volunteers on that date.
“The Junior League of Washington is excited to once again devote a full day to demonstrating the power of voluntarism – how it builds up both our community and the volunteers who give their time,” said JLW President Aimee Picard Soller. “This project is a reflection of our 105-year legacy of service to Washington, DC. We look forward to serving meaningful projects that will engage our more than 2,300 members – maximizing our impact and fulfilling the needs of our partners, other area nonprofits, and our community at large.”
At the inaugural JLW Day of Service, which took place on May 6, 2017, nearly 200 JLW volunteers fanned out at 13 sites across the DC area – doing everything from cleaning up DC’s public pools and recreation centers, to reading with students at DC schools, to sorting food at the Capital Area Food Bank. JLW members and their friends and family donated almost 600 hours of service in just one day.
This year, JLW is again looking for projects that align with the League’s mission to improve the community with the help of our trained volunteers. JLW is looking for eight to ten (8-10) partners that can accommodate 20 – 100+ volunteers at each location. Preference will be given to opportunities where JLW volunteers will provide the majority of volunteer support.
Details and the RFP are available here, and all submissions must be submitted no later than 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, for consideration. Early submission is encouraged but not required. Participants in the Day of Service will be notified of their selection no later than Friday, March 2. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.