Looking to Volunteer? Or Maybe Even a Job?
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 sign up to volunteer here.
Cultivate the City
Join Snail winner Cultivate the City every Saturday and Sunday at their H Street Farms location or at a partner site! Cultivate the City is an urban farming organization with four years of experience educating, cultivating, and nourishing the District with over 25 pesticide-free gardens. They work with local partners to empower communities through garden education, diminishing food deserts and providing neighborhood sanctuaries. Volunteer schedule and sign up can be found here.
Neighborhood Farm Initiative
The Neighborhood Farm Initiative (NFI) works to increase opportunities for Metro DC residents to grow food, and to participate in the diverse communities that thrive in shared urban gardening spaces. On most Wednesdays, NFI can use your help in the garden! Help out with preparing beds, planting, and weeding, as well as chatting with other volunteers, trading gardening tips and getting to know other each other. Every Wednesday from 4:00pm until dark. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to join in!
Washington Youth Garden
The Washington Youth Garden (WYG) provides a unique year-round environmental science and food education program for local youth and families. WYG is always accepting new Tuesday and Saturday volunteers. Sign up 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.
Good Food Jobs
Good Food Jobs is a gastro-job search tool, designed to link people looking for meaningful food work with the businesses that need their energy, enthusiasm, and intellect. They post opportunities with farmers and food artisans, policy makers and purveyors, retailers and restaurateurs, economists, ecologists, and more.
Hcareers is a leading online hospitality job board and a recruitment source for connecting employers and candidates within the hospitality industry.
Culinary Agents is a professional networking and job matching website designed for current and aspiring professionals in the food, beverage, and hospitality industry.