Wingate Saturdays
Dec
15
11:00 AM11:00

Wingate Saturdays

We provide weekend youth mixed programming, every Saturday, for the children & teens of the Wingate Community!

We also host monthly community breakfast events on site, one Saturday a month.

We are honored to become part of this community. If you would like to volunteer or donate to our on-site thrift shop, see how you can help by emailing swevolunteer@gmail.com!

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Monthly Volunteer Day at Interfaith Works
Dec
21
2:00 PM14:00

Monthly Volunteer Day at Interfaith Works

  • 751 Twinbrook Parkway Rockville, MD, 20851 United States (map)
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Come join So What Else as we partner with our comrades from KOA sports for our monthly day of service at the Interfaith Works Clothing Distribution Center.

Volunteers will be sorting through donations, helping with organizing & item placements, and helping with the overall flow of the distribution center operations.

If you would like to donate to Interfaith Works, the highest need items are:

  • Adult Diapers, sizes Small and Medium

  • Strollers

  • Booster Style Car Seats

  • Dishes

  • Linens

  • Blankets

  • Bed Sheets

  • Towels

Fill out the form below & join our Interfaith Works Volunteer Team!

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Winter Wonderland Bash
Dec
21
5:00 PM17:00

Winter Wonderland Bash

  • 1201 1st street Rockville, MD, 20850 (map)
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We are hosting a holiday party for the community of Rockville Housing! All of our volunteer positions are closed but we are still accepting donations to make the night a very special one for the families. We are accepting gifts for elementary/middle aged youth, store bought/packaged snacks or desserts (no peanut), holiday lights to decorate the center, juice boxes, bottled water, warm clothes & coats. Please email raeeichner@gmail.com if you have a donation to make before Dec. 21st!

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Our Annual Community Day
Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Our Annual Community Day

  • 11405 Guerlac Court North Potomac, MD, 20878 United States (map)
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Join us for our annual December Community Day - where we collect, sort and distribute in-kind donations to our community sites and partners. We will be collecting donations up until and on the day of the event. We are also looking for volunteers to come out sort & deliver collection items.

Wish List:

  • Gently used clothing. (preferably professional wear, winter jackets and coats, winter clothing for children)

  • Toilet trees & feminine hygiene products

  • Healthy snacks

  • Shoes

  • Books and school supplies.

  • Sporting equipment

  • Art supplies

  • Clothing Racks/hangers

Sign up, schedule a pick up or ask questions by filling out the form below!

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Girls on the Run MoCo 5k
Nov
18
7:30 AM07:30

Girls on the Run MoCo 5k

  • 7101 Democracy Boulevard Bethesda, MD, 20817 United States (map)
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Come join So What Else as we return to help our friends from Girls on the Run with their Montgomery County 5k!! All ages are welcome to volunteer with the Cheer Squad; however, all other stations are only open to ages 16 & up.

Volunteer are needed to help with: setting-up the course, crazy-hair station, court marshaling, cheer squad, passing out waters/energy snacks, and working the medical tent (18+ for Medical Tent).


Register below and please let us know which station you are interested in working. 

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Family & Community Paint Day
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Family & Community Paint Day

Join us for a community paint day at our local home community center in Rockville, MD! We are giving the center a face lift and putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls. Volunteers are needed! This is a family friendly event- please where proper clothing for painting & light refreshments will be served.

The community center is used by youth & families living in the Rockville Housing Enterprise Community. So What Else currently runs free-of-cost, after-school programming from 4:00 to 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday, during the school year.

Sign up below!

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Veterans Day at Clay Terrace with Mission Continues
Nov
10
9:30 AM09:30

Veterans Day at Clay Terrace with Mission Continues

  • 741 8th Street Southeast Washington, DC, 20003 United States (map)
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Local veterans will be showing up for the community of Clay Terrace after undergoing a recent tragedy. 

Volunteers are needed for: Painting, landscaping, constructing seating & storage solutions, and most importantly showing the community that they care.

     Bring: water bottle and sturdy shoes

     Parking: street parking along Cloud Place NE & 53rd street.

Sign up below and join our volunteer team in making a difference:

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A Wider Circle: Veterans Moving Day
Nov
3
8:00 AM08:00

A Wider Circle: Veterans Moving Day

Come join So What Else as we help our dedicated community allies furnish 40 brand new apartments for veterans moving out of homelessness!

There is no minimum age; however, please be forewarned that this event will include a lot of lifting and carrying items such as: beds, dressers, TVs, lamps, etc.

There are two shifts available

Shift one: 8am-12:30pm

Shift two: 12pm-4:30pm

All volunteers will first report to the Boy Scouts Capitol Area Headquarters, located at: 9190 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814. From there you will be carpooled, along with the rest of your shift-team, to your post. Which will either be: A Wider Circle in silver spring, or building 50 of Walter Reed.

All volunteers are required to fill out a security form which will be provided after their initial registration. 

Sign up below and we will send you a confirmation email!

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Falls Grove Halloween Parade
Oct
31
3:00 PM15:00

Falls Grove Halloween Parade

  • 400 Casey Lane Rockville, MD, 20850 United States (map)
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Come join our volunteer team for our eighth year helping with the Fallsgrove Neighborhood Halloween Parade! 

Volunteers are needed for: event set up, parade flow, event break-down, and overall event support as directed by our wonderful hosts. 

This opportunity is open to students seeking SSL hours, and anyone who wants to help and celebrate the festivities!

For more information or to sign up, please fill out form below!

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Gandhi Brigade Youth Media Free Film Screening
Oct
17
7:30 PM19:30

Gandhi Brigade Youth Media Free Film Screening

  • Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center (map)
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The government is unresponsive to the needs of today's youth. A new wave of student leaders is emerging, ready to organize, protest, and stand up for their rights. These stories of today's student activists will hopefully inspire others to become the change they want to see in the world.

Join the student producers of Gandhi Brigade Youth Media at the premiere of their new short documentary "We Are Now."

Click here to see the trailer.

After the screening the youth producers will participate in an audience Q&A, followed by a panel conversation with student activists from CASA de Maryland, Democracy Summer, Takoma Park Youth Council and Zero Hour, among others.

You won't want to miss this special event!

The event is free and open to the public. Please forward and share. 

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Greenbelt Park: Invasive Plant Removal
Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

Greenbelt Park: Invasive Plant Removal

  • Greenbelt Park (Sweetgum Picnic Area) (map)
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So What Else will be helping to remove invasive plants from Greenbelt Park. This volunteer opportunity involves identifying and removing different invasive plants in Greenbelt Park. It is not a difficult or dangerous task. This hands-on volunteer project will take place every 1st Saturday of each month. 

Come out and help Greenbelt Park work hard to preserve the park for future generations.

Please bring insect and/or tick repellent, sunscreen and water.

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Field Day with Farmer Mike
Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Field Day with Farmer Mike

  • 649 Himes Avenue Frederick, MD, 21703 United States (map)
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Volunteers are needed in Frederick to assist our food recovery parter from Seed of Life nurseries, with their field/farm project!

This event is family friendly

Sign up below! Let us know how many people are coming in the message section, see you there!

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Harlem Park Community Clean-up
Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

Harlem Park Community Clean-up

Join our volunteer team in preparing Harlem Parks inner block parks for the fall and winter. We will be trimming trees, removing weeds, picking up trash and other fall cleanup activities with the Baltimore City Department of Parks and Recreation and The Baltimore Green Network. We’ll be meeting on the 1200 block of W. Lafayette Avenue (south side of the street) and we would love to have you join us. 

Sign up below!!
For more information please email SWEBaltimore@gmail.com

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Mamma Lucia Grand Re-opening and So What Else Fundraiser!
Sep
20
10:00 AM10:00

Mamma Lucia Grand Re-opening and So What Else Fundraiser!

Join us on September 20th and October 4th to celebrate the grand re-opening of Mamma Lucia's Falls Grove Location! Mamma Lucia is hosting a fundraiser, all day, where 20% of all proceeds will be donated to to support our free After School Programming for youth. Guests must say they are there to support So What Else! If you can't make it to the Falls Grove location, all Mamma Lucia restaurants will be taking part, dine in and carry out! Come out and check out the beautiful renovations and help us fund our fall season of programming for local youth.

**September 20th is now Carry Out Only due to delay in renovations. October 4th is carry out and dine in, for the official re-opening!

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Greenbelt Park: Invasive Plant Removal
Sep
1
11:00 AM11:00

Greenbelt Park: Invasive Plant Removal

  • Greenbelt Park (Sweetgum Picnic Area) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

So What Else will be helping to remove invasive plants from Greenbelt Park. This volunteer opportunity involves identifying and removing different invasive plants in Greenbelt Park. It is not a difficult or dangerous task. This hands-on volunteer project will take place every 1st Saturday of each month. 

Come out and help Greenbelt Park work hard to preserve the park for future generations.

Please bring insect and/or tick repellent, sunscreen and water.

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Dream Big Inc. Free Cheer and Dance Camp!
Aug
18
9:00 AM09:00

Dream Big Inc. Free Cheer and Dance Camp!

So What Else is excited to be sponsoring the Dream Big Inc. free Cheer and Dance Camp!

Dream Big Enrichment Inc. & Former NFL Cheerleader Host: FREE One-day Cheer and Dance Camp! Register by visiting their event bright page below! 

A FREE one-day cheerleading and dance camp for children ages 5-17 on Saturday August 18th, 2018. The camp will be held at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School's football field in Baltimore City. Camp begins at 9am and will end at 1pm. You must be registered through Eventbrite to participate. This camp will be taught by former NFL Cheerleaders, All-star cheerleading coaches, and College Cheerleaders. Registration includes: participation in the camp and a free lunch provided by Lanier Electronics. There will be a small performance at the conclusion of the day. Parents will need to check their child in at the beginning of the camp day to sign a particpation release form. We encourage all parents or family members to stay and join in on the fun!

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Clothe It Forward
Aug
16
10:00 AM10:00

Clothe It Forward

Come out and join So What Else as we partner with Mentoring through Athletics to help provide uniforms for children within the community. Sponsor a kid’s school uniform for $25 by visiting www.mentoringthroughathletics.org . “We can’t do it without you”.

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Baltimore Garden Build Second Saturdays
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Baltimore Garden Build Second Saturdays

  • 3301 Carlisle Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21216 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fixing up and maintaining Hilton Garden. Currently, there are fruit Trees here (pawpaws, figs, and pears). We'd like to keep it clean and growing so that students and teachers can enjoy the garden. We are also looking for volunteers for Wednesday school program that runs from 3:30 to 5:30

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National Night Out
Aug
7
5:30 PM17:30

National Night Out

Join So What Else as we help Pedestal Gardens Apartments promote neighborhood spirit and community partnerships among its residents, police officers and community organizations for a safer community ! This night will be filled with games, food, great music, face painting, community vendors and raffle prizes. If you are interesting in volunteering email swevolunteer@gmail.com for further instructions.

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Greenbelt Park: Invasive Plant Removal
Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

Greenbelt Park: Invasive Plant Removal

  • Greenbelt Park (Sweetgum Picnic Area) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

So What Else will be helping to remove invasive plants from Greenbelt Park. This volunteer opportunity involves identifying and removing different invasive plants in Greenbelt Park. It is not a difficult or dangerous task. This hands-on volunteer project will take place every 1st Saturday of each month. 

Come out and help Greenbelt Park work hard to preserve the park for future generations.

Please bring insect and/or tick repellent, sunscreen and water.

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Annual Summer Olympics
Aug
3
8:30 AM08:30

Annual Summer Olympics

So What Else is hosting over 400 children for our annual Summer Olympics with the Community Services Foundation! Children from our July Summer Programs join together, from PG County, Montgomery County and Washington DC,  for a day of sports, games and fun at the Total Soccer Arena in Landover, Maryland.  We are in need of enthusiastic volunteers with experience working with kids! Light refreshments and lunch will be provided. Email swevolunteer@gmail.com for more info! 

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Bike to the Beach
Aug
3
6:00 AM06:00

Bike to the Beach

Join our volunteer team for the annual Bike to the Beach to raise funds and awareness for autism. We are looking for 10 volunteers to man one of the pit stop on the bike route.  Volunteers will be helping take bikes down from trucks and tracking rider's as they get in, as well as providing riders with snacks and drinks. After, there's a fun day at the beach for those who choose to go! Email swevolunteer@gmail.com for more info!

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EcoBrick Sustainability Workshop
Jul
14
2:00 PM14:00

EcoBrick Sustainability Workshop

ZERO WASTE! Join Change Maker Challenge winner Erin Cassell, owner of Roll Up N Dye , for an afternoon of eco-education and hands on experience, helping to build Ecobricks for benches using non-recyclable plastics! This is a family-friendly, hands-on event where you will learn about zero waste and upcycling and contribute to an awesome community art project. Fun and informational for kids and adults of all ages. Alongside the main event (building EcoBricks), we will have vendors and tablers from local businesses, non-profits, and government sharing information about the innovative work they are doing and the great products they create or sell.

Please register at our EventBrite page:

Changemaker Challenge Zero Waste EcoBrick Workshop

Watch this video to learn more about the event:

https://youtu.be/lkJHNKfdWqQ 

 

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Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Baltimore Garden Build Second Saturdays

  • 3301 Carlisle Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21216 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fixing up and maintaining Hilton Garden. Currently, there are fruit Trees here (pawpaws, figs, and pears). We'd like to keep it clean and growing so that students and teachers can enjoy the garden. We are also looking for volunteers for Wednesday school program that runs from 3:30 to 5:30

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Lakelands Mid-Summer Kids Baseball Classic to Benefit So What Else!
Jul
8
12:30 PM12:30

Lakelands Mid-Summer Kids Baseball Classic to Benefit So What Else!

  • Lakelands Drive Gaithersburg, MD, 20878 United States (map)
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Big thank you to Adam Weber for hosting a baseball classic and Mamma Lucia Restaurants for sponsoring the event and catering lunch. Everyone come hungry! The event begins at 12:30pm and the baseball game starts at 1pm sharp. Please invite your friends and family! We are also in need of adult volunteers for the game, so please visit the link below to sign up! 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d48a9ac2aaa8-july

Participants are welcome to make a tax deductible donation to our camps by bringing cash or a check with you to the game. The money will help fund our summer enrichment programing and serve more children in Baltimore. You can also bring new or gently used sports equipment, toys, games, arts and crafts or clothing. We are still looking for another title sponsor of $500 or $1,000 to sponsor the event and our mission of service. If any other businesses would like to be a sponsor, please let us know!

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Greenbelt Park: Invasive Plant Removal
Jul
7
11:00 AM11:00

Greenbelt Park: Invasive Plant Removal

  • Greenbelt Park (Sweetgum Picnic Area) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

So What Else will be helping to remove invasive plants from Greenbelt Park. This volunteer opportunity involves identifying and removing different invasive plants in Greenbelt Park. It is not a difficult or dangerous task. This hands-on volunteer project will take place every 1st Saturday of each month. 

Come out and help Greenbelt Park work hard to preserve the park for future generations.

Please bring insect and/or tick repellent, sunscreen and water.

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The National Golf Tournament
Jun
27
to Jul 1

The National Golf Tournament

Come out and join So What Else as we take on our 4th year serving as volunteers at the National Golf Tournament in Potomac, Maryland. As a volunteer you will be serving food at the concessions.

Volunteers must be at least 16 to participate. Time slots are filling up fast, sign up for you desired slot only if you plan to attend. Please do not sign up if you will not attend or respond back to email regarding this particular upcoming event.

SHIFTS ARE PROVIDED BELOW ! Specify desired shift(s) in email you plan to send.

Food, drinks and a break are all included per shift.

If you have any questions feel free to contact myself, Renee Gilkes at swevolunteer@gmail.com.


Thank You !


Dates: June 27, 2018 - July 1, 2018

Available shifts each date: 6:30 am- 1:00 pm & 11:00 am- 6:00 pm

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High School Summer Internship
Jun
18
to Aug 31

High School Summer Internship

We are searching for passionate, enthusiastic and hard working High School Students to join our Summer Student Board Internship for Summer Camp 2018! Gain great real world work and leadership experience, become a positive mentor for our campers, be mentored by our team of professional youth instructors and earn bucks in your karma bank for volunteering! For more information email or call Talia at ramey.talia@gmail.com/ (240)386-9890. #jointhemovement 

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Baltimore Garden Build 2nd Saturdays
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Baltimore Garden Build 2nd Saturdays

  • 3301 Carlisle Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21216 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fixing up and maintaining Hilton Garden. Currently, there are fruit Trees here (pawpaws, figs, and pears). We'd like to keep it clean and growing so that students and teachers can enjoy the garden. We are also looking for volunteers for Wednesday school program that runs from 3:30 to 5:0

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