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Volunteer with A Wider Circle
Sunday, January 29, 2023, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
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Yale Club of DC In-Person Volunteer Opportunity

 

Volunteer with A Wider Circle

9159 Brookeville Rd, Silver Spring, MD, 20910

Help sort donations and stock the showroom at A Wider Circle, a local nonprofit organization that helps people living in poverty furnish their homes free of charge.
This is a family friendly volunteer opportunity! 

Sunday, January 29, 2022

12:00-2:00pm 

A Wider Circle requires volunteers to bring their COVID vaccination card. Volunteers must also complete a waiver, which can be found here
If you plan to drive and park, please refer to the parking instructions below.

The mission of A Wider Circle is to end poverty. A Wider Circle’s holistic approach integrates on-the-ground services for the creation of stable homes, workforce development, and neighborhood revitalization. They also seek to develop large-scale solutions that incorporate greater awareness and engagement by the community.

In this volunteer opportunity, you’ll be helping out with A Wider Circle’s Essential Support program. The program focuses on providing basic need items for the home to our neighbors seeking to rise out of poverty. The donations A Wider Circle receives include household furniture, linens, kitchen items, toys, and professional clothing and accessories. Volunteers will help to sort donations and stock the showrooms A Wider Circle’s clients select their items from. With the help of volunteers like you, A Wider Circle is able to furnish 10-20 homes free of charge each day for neighbors in need.

Kids are welcome to join their parents for this volunteer opportunity, and can earn community service hours doing so! Please register your children if you plan to bring them.

 

Learn more about A Wider Circle: awidercircle.org


COVID requirements & logistical details:

Vaccine Mandate & Masking
A Wider Circle currently has a vaccine mandate (health & religious exemptions accepted). Please bring a picture of your vaccine card with you. AWC recommends but does not require masking for the duration of the volunteer engagement.

Waiver
All first-time volunteers or those who have not completed a waiver in the past 5 years will need to sign this waiver. A parent or guardian will need to verify the waiver for anyone under the age of 18.

What to Wear
- Closed-toed shoes (sneakers are best)
- Family-friendly comfortable clothes (no political messages)
- Our center is not fully temperature-controlled, so please dress for the weather

Parking
We do not have parking onsite for volunteers, other than for those with mobility concerns. Here are parking directions for our offsite parking:

For Individual Drivers:
Drive to - 2101 Luzerne Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (use this as a landmark)
Park - Anywhere along Luzerne Ave (except #2201 & #2203), Louis St., Louis Ave. Glen Ross Rd.
PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON WARREN STREET

When you arrive - please head inside the double glass doors. A staff member will sign you in and provide directions.


Support the Yale Club of Washington, DC

The Yale Club of Washington, DC offers this event at no cost to our members and alumni.  However, we do ask for your support in one or both of the following ways: 

1)      Please become a member if you are not one already

2)      Donate to the Yale Club of Washington, DC (see option on registration page). 

Membership dues and donations are both critical income sources for the Club, which enable Club operations, programs, and financial viability.

       

Contact: Maria Vera Whelan - [email protected]