Volunteer Opportunities for September

  • 11 Sep 2015
  • 27 Sep 2015
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Greetings from Community Affairs!

September is here and school is back in session.  This month we have LOTS of interesting and exciting volunteer opportunities to choose from.  Collectively we volunteered over 1100 hours in August and our work is greatly appreciated by Coast Guard Leadership and the communities we serve.


As we are in the midst of transfer season, PLEASE share this list with your co-workers, friends and family members.  Let people know they can contact LCDR Schafler to get on the list as well at jonathan.i.schafler@uscg.mil.


Keep in mind that we are in the middle of Feds Feeds Families as well and the boxes located throughout the building are for your non-perishable food stuffs that we are bringing to four food pantries RIGHT HERE IN WARD 8!


Help us help others and VOLUNTEER!!!


September 11 (Friday), 0900-1600 Memorial Service Project with “The Mission Continues”

-Democracy Prep High School, Congress Heights, Washington, DC.  Help beautify Democracy Prep, including landscaping, painting a mural, and other repairs.  If you are interested in joining The Mission Continues project, send an e-mail to Terrence.Hill@dhs.gov.


September 12 (Saturday), 0830-1200 National Day of Remembrance, Congressional Cemetery

-Join a multi-military service volunteer effort with our DOD counterparts as we clear paths and clean the 9/11 Memorial. Contact LT Macy Tumblin macy.j.tumblin@uscg.mil


September 12 (Saturday), 1200-1600 Anacostia Smithsonian Community Museum Fall Family Festival

-Have a blast volunteering at this neighborhood festival with live music, Irish Dancing, Civic War re-enactors and much more. Staff a Coast Guard booth and mingle! Contact LT Ryan Baxter ryan.l.baxter@uscg.mil (202) 372-4001.


September 12 (Saturday), 1000-1400 – Monthly Clean-up Shepherd Parkway

-Shepherd Parkway Monthly Clean-up.  This is our National Park... right next door to HQ... and one of the most neglected NPS sites in the United States.  TONS of trash over decades of neglect... we need your help. Imagine a park out our back gate where we could recreate and transit to other parts of DC. Be a part of the solution!  Contact Nathan Harrington nbharrington@yahoo.com (301) 758-5892


September 16 (Wednesday) and September 22 (Tuesday), 0930-1730 – Honor Flight WW II Veterans Flight and War Memorial Tour

-September has two Honor Flights and these are mid-week which is difficult for most volunteers to attend.  While this can be an all day volunteer event (but you can just be an airport greeter too), it is one of the most rewarding things you will ever do in a uniform. Contact YN1 Joseph DeVito at joseph.f.devito@uscg.mil


September 19 (Saturday), 1000-1600 Washington Highlands Community Day – Oxen Run Park

-Join us for a first time event bringing community together in a great park setting. Staff a Coast Guard table and assist with music, games, face painting and health screenings. Contact LT Ryan Baxter at ryan.l.baxter@uscg.mil or (202) 372-4001.


September 24 (Thursday), 0745–1100 – THRIVE DC – Feed the Homeless

-Feed hundreds of homeless citizens.  Join us in our monthly partnership with THRIVE DC at their soup kitchen as we lead that day’s effort.  THRIVE feeds 300 + people breakfast EVERY DAY!  We need a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 volunteers to make this a success. There will be a van from HQ. Contact CWO Neal Pratt at neal.s.pratt@uscg.mil to sign up.


September 24 (Thursday), 1000 Everybody Wins Coast Guard Reading and Mentoring Program Orientation

-Learn about one of our great Partnership In Education (PIE) programs that reads to local elementary school children Meet in 7K15-01 at 1000.  Contact is Thomas.w.sullard@uscg.mil.


September 27 (Sunday), 1200-1800 Nationals game for 200 Ward 8 Children - 25 Chaperones needed !!!

-Join several civic organizations, corporate partners and community leaders as we take 200 local children to the Nationals Stadium for a day of baseball. Free entrance and a meal for volunteers. Please consider making this event.


On-going opportunities:

-Friendship Technical Academy: Engineering and Prevention mentors needed for Friendship Technical Academy.  This is our closest school right outside our gate and they are looking for advisors for their STEM programs Contact CDR Terance Williams at terance.j.williams@uscg.mil for more information.


PIE (Partnerships in Education): Relationships exist and are in need of mentors to assist at:

-Eagle Academy (elementary). Contact LCDR Schafler at jonathan.i.schafler@uscg.mil

-Kramer (middle school) Contact Ms. Delores Snow at delores.y.snow@uscg.mil

-Ballou (High School) Contact LCDR Pride Sanders at pride.l.sanders@uscg.mil


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