As the holiday approaches, many are thinking of giving back. There are hundreds of opportunities in the D.C. region to volunteer.
Greater DC Cares, an organization that connected some 40,000 Washington area volunteers with more than 700 nonprofits, has shut its doors for lack of funding.
For those interested in an inside perspective on
the festival, opportunities are available at
myriad events all over the city.
The National Day of Service started with
President Barack Obama\’s inauguration in 2009
and has occurred every year since. There will be
dozens of service projects throughout the D.C.
region over the course of the weekend, and the
main event will be held Saturday on the National
Mall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.