Looking to Volunteer? Here are a Few Snail Approved Ideas
Miriam’s Kitchen serves the homeless through breakfast and dinner programs, and offers case management and transitional housing. All volunteers need to commit to at least one shift per month on an ongoing basis. Please note that you will not be able to begin volunteering without having attended an orientation first, which you can register for here.
Common Good City Farm
Common Good City Farm’s programs provide hands-on training in food production, healthy eating and environmental sustainability. The Farm itself serves as a demonstration site to individuals, organizations and government agencies in the DC Metro area. The site and its programs integrate people of all ages, classes and races to create vibrant and safe communities. Learn more about Common Good’s volunteer opportunities and programming, or sign up for their CSA, here.
This 2.7 acre garden park in Washington, DC has a mission inspired by a passion for community engagement. Inspired by Professor and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, this park includes 50 fruit trees, a public vegetable garden, an herb garden, a medicinal garden, a berry garden, a strawberry patch, an outdoor classroom, and DC’s first public hammock! Check out their many volunteer opportunities, stop by to grab a snack from the public garden, or reserve a garden plot.
Crossroads Community Food Network
Crossroads Community Food Network works to build a healthier, more inclusive food system in Maryland’s Takoma/Langley Crossroads. Their programs are aimed at expanding access to healthy foods though their farmer’s market, as well as educational outreach. Check out their website for a list of current volunteer opportunities.