Volunteer Opportunities for November

  • 07 Nov 2015
  • 23 Nov 2015
  • Various: See Description

I am so proud to report that in the month of October YOU donated over 2300 hours of volunteer service to the communities we serve.  In great part to the Chief's Call to Initiation (CCTI) we cleaned and restored two huge veterans cemeteries, cleaned the pond at the Armed forces Retirement Home, fed the homeless and supported The Mayor's Office and the City Council at several large charitable events. WAY TO GO!


We continue to be recognized as leaders in our community and our efforts do make a difference in the lives of residents right here in Ward 8.  Keep up the great work.

For November we'll assist with Thanksgiving activities, coordinate Flags Across America and join Forces with The Mission Continues to carry on our great work.





November 7, Saturday at 0830 - USCG Annual Flags Across America at Arlington National Cemetery

Join the Chief Petty Officers Association as they place flags on Veterans graves at Arlington National Cemetery.  This is an awesome and inspirational event.  If interested, contact Chief Darien Moya at darien.moya@uscg.mil.


November 11, Wednesday at 0900 - Veterans Day of Service at Congress Park with “The Mission Continues”

Join an outstanding group of veterans from DC’s own “The Mission Continues” platoon as they work to restore and beautify Congress Park here in SE DC near USCG HQ on the Veterans Day holiday.  What better way to spend the day than with fellow vets at community service. Contact Andy Lundin at (703) 638-8641 or alundin@themissioncontinues.org.


November 12, Thursday at 1100 - Veterans Remembrance Ceremony at St. Elizabeths Hospital Cemetery

A time to honor our veterans living and past at this annual Coast Guard sponsored remembrance ceremony.  Historical re-enactors, singers, US Army Fife and Drum and much more. Vans leave from Headquarters at 1020 and 1040. Contact LCDR Schafler at jonathan.i.schafler@uscg.mil to assist with logistics. No need to help, just come and participate!


November 12, Thursday from 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 Pratt at neal.s.pratt@uscg.mil to sign up.


November 14 Saturday 0800-1400 Armed Forces Retirement Home – National Family Volunteer Day

Join the local chapters of the CPOA, CWOA and the CGEA and their families as they travel to the Armed Forces Retirement home (largest in the US) for their annual Family Volunteer Day. Activities for families and kids.  These veterans deserve your support!  Contact CWO Ernestburg at william.k.ernestburg@uscg.mil


November 14 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 at nbharrington@yahoo.com or (301) 758-5892.


November 21 Saturday 1000-1200 - DC Preservation League Tour of St. E.s West Campus

Assist the DC Preservation League as they lead a two hour historical hour of our Historic campus. Co-lead by GSA.  No prior knowledge needed. Four CG volunteers need to chaperone access CG cemetery. Contact Amanda McDonald at Amanda@dcpreservation.org to sign up.


November 23 Monday 0600-1100 Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution –The Marion Barry Turkey Give-away

Join forces with the Coast Guard Officers Association and  DC Councilmember La Ruby May as we off-load and load thousands of turkeys to be handed out to needy DC families this Thanksgiving. Sign up at the following URL for the Officers Association: http://www.ncrcgoa.org/event-2078443.  Further information can be obtained from CDR Roebuck at monique.m.roebuck@uscg.mil.



On-going opportunities:Partnerships In Education (PIE)

Relationships exist and we are in need of mentors to assist at:


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 Williams at terence.j.williams@uscg.mil for more information.


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