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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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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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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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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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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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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Feed the Mind Golf Tournament!
Oct
1
9:30 AM09:30

Feed the Mind Golf Tournament!

Attention Golf lovers and friends of So What Else! Join us for our annual golf tournament to support Feed the Mind. Feed the Mind is a collaborative mission, between Nourish Now and So What Else, to nourish the minds and bodies of underserved youth and communities. We do this by providing free of charge youth programming and healthy meals to youth throughout the Baltimore Washington Community. 

More details to come! 

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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)
  • 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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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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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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PURPLESTRIDE EVENT DAY VOLUNTEER
Jun
9
8:00 AM08:00

PURPLESTRIDE EVENT DAY VOLUNTEER

Walkers and event day volunteers are needed to help PURPLESTRIDE during their walk to end pancreatic cancer. To do your part visit www.purplestride.org/dc and REGISTER! Just select the “Volunteer” participant type during registration and you can register for free. You’ll even get a personal fundraising page to show family and friends your commitment to the cause.

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To a Night on the Red Carpet
Jun
8
6:30 PM18:30

To a Night on the Red Carpet

Mentoring through Athletics will be hosting a family friendly event for over 200 kids.  Food, and a Dj will be provided.

Volunteers will be needed to help manage the event, check in kids and set up for the event.

 

Children’s tickets available for purchase at www.mentoringthroughathletics.org

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9th Annual Colonial Market Fair
Jun
8
to Jun 10

9th Annual Colonial Market Fair

  • Benjamin Banneker Historical Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For the past 3 years, So What Else has helped Benjamin Banneker Historical Park in the success of this
event. This event is a community/family friendly fair.

As a volunteer, you will be needed to set-up tents, assist with setting up (moving tables, chairs, supply boxes), parking attendants, take down tents, return tables, chairs and supply boxes.

Below I will add the dates and times available to come out to volunteer. When you respond to this email please include the time and date you want to participate in the email you send.

Shifts:

Friday, June 8

10:30 am- 1:00 pm
5:00 pm- 7:00 pm

Saturday, June 9

8:00 am- 10:00 am
10:00 am- 1:00 pm
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Sunday, June 10

8:00 am- 10:00 am
10:00 am- 1:00 pm
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm

Volunteers will be served a continental breakfast or lunch.

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JDRF Capitol Chapter Walk Day
Jun
3
6:30 AM06:30

JDRF Capitol Chapter Walk Day

The 2018 JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Walk Day is finally here ! Come out and join us as a volunteer. As a volunteer you will be helping to set-up, register walkers, hand out food and beverages, and clean up.

Volunteering at this walk is a fun and rewarding experience. It will allow you to interact with all of our walkers !

 

 

Parking: Constitution is now metered parking with a 3-hour limit and you must move your car after the 3-hour limit. There is free street parking on Ohio Drive or Google paid parking in nearby garages.

 

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Baltimore Gardening Saturday's
Jun
2
8:00 AM08:00

Baltimore Gardening Saturday's

The Baltimore Orchard Project will be hosting another Gardening Saturday ! Come out and help fix up and maintaining Creative City’s Garden. We'd like to keep it clean and growing so that students and teachers can enjoy the garden.

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Flag Football Championship Event
Jun
1
5:00 PM17:00

Flag Football Championship Event

Come out and join So What Else as we collaborate with Mentoring through Athletics for their upcoming flag football championship ! This outdoor, family friendly event will have raffles, food vendors, and music.

Volunteers are need to help manage the event, set up and clean up.

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Memorial Day Service Project
May
24
3:00 PM15:00

Memorial Day Service Project

So What Else will be helping Nourish Now put 750 Memorial Day flags in the ground at Bohrer Park. We are looking for volunteers to help out with this service project. 

For more information regarding this event visit Flagforheroes.org. If you have any questions feel free to send an email.

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Girls on the Run Spring 5K
May
20
7:00 AM07:00

Girls on the Run Spring 5K

Help So What Else help Girls on the Run’s girls cross the finish line. We are looking for volunteers to help out by setting up the course, handing out water, or cheering them on from designated cheer stations !

Breakfast will be provided.

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Baltimore Garden Build 2nd Saturdays
May
12
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 5:30

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Roots and Raices Festival
Apr
28
to Apr 29

Roots and Raices Festival

  • 128 West North Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21201 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Roots & Raíces is a communications platform based in Baltimore City that collaborates with CASA, a non-profit that supports immigrants in Maryland, to produce this first annual festival.

 

The festival is one of its kind dedicated to serving the immigrant community built from within the artist community of Baltimore. We are dedicated to creating spaces that celebrate immigrants that also encourage civic action. By signing up to volunteer you can stay in the loop about ongoing opportunities for you to support immigrant artists and take part in a movement for social change.

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An Earthly Embrace: Purple Laces 5K
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

An Earthly Embrace: Purple Laces 5K

Come out and help So What Else support An Earthly Embrace for their 3rd Annual Purple Laces 5K. Purple Laces is a race to support the mission of An Earthly Embrace to heal, empower, and rebuild the lives of people impacted by domestic violence.

This family and community event will feature music, exhibits, kids fun zone, and refreshments.

Volunteers are needed from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm to help with children’s activities, setting up and breaking down the event, and serving refreshments to 5K participants.  Volunteers must be 14 & up.

If you would like to participate in the race you can sign up at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lbf-purple-laces-1-mile-5k-walkrun-2018-tickets-42686712105

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Girls on the Run 5K Prep Day
Apr
26
2:00 PM14:00

Girls on the Run 5K Prep Day

  • 11821 Parklawn Drive Rockville, MD, 20852 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Help So What Else help Girls on the Run prepare for there celebratory Spring 5K. We are looking for volunteers to help out by counting and sorting safety pins, medals and race bibs! 

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Girls on the Run 5K Prep Day
Apr
24
2:00 PM14:00

Girls on the Run 5K Prep Day

  • 11821 Parklawn Drive Suite 125 Rockville, MD, 20852 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Help So What Else help Girls on the Run prepare for there celebratory Spring 5K. We are looking for volunteers to help out by counting and sorting safety pins, medals and race bibs! 

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A Wider Circle's Race to End Poverty
Apr
15
7:30 AM07:30

A Wider Circle's Race to End Poverty

Run, walk, or sponsor, The Race to End Poverty is a race we can all enter. So What Else will be joining A Wider Circle and hundreds of their closest friends on April 15 at Meadowbrook Park in Chevy Chase, MD. We will be entering the 5K race (kids 10 and under are free). Early bird pricing is going on now for this can't-miss event! Prices increase February 28th 11:59 pm so sign up to be a part of our So What Else Team before then! Link to sign up for the race on the So What Else Team! https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/ChevyChase/TheRacetoEndPoverty2018?remMeAttempt=

Volunteers are needed to be Course Marshall's in order to give runners course direction during the race. 

Breakfast will be provided.

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Fruit Tree Festival
Apr
7
11:30 AM11:30

Fruit Tree Festival

The Baltimore Orchard Project will be hosting a Fruit Tree Festival with some help from So What Else. Volunteers are needed to help out with setting up and breaking down the event, games for youth, open mic, music, fruit tree giveaways and guided workshops by an arborist.

Fruit Trees that will be given away are:

- Serviceberries

- Paw Paws

- Brown Turkey Figs

- North American Persimmons

- Beach Plums

Some activities for youth that will be there are:

- Fruit tree puppets and making puppets

- Making pompoms for the fruit trees

- Dancing sing along about pruning

- Funky Fruit photobooth

- Fruit tree sac races

This event is for Baltimore Residents only!

This festival will give folks to opportunity to connect with the Youth Education team at the Baltimore Orchard Project and learn more about the programming they offer. 

 

Hope you can make it out. It's going to be a lot of fun !

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Annual Cherry Blossom Festival
Apr
7
to Apr 15

Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

  • National Mall and Memorial Parks (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hundreds of thousands of visitors come to the National Mall Memorial Parks every year to enjoy the beautiful cherry trees. Lots of visitors equal lots of waste, much of which can be recycled. So What Else will be helping National Park Service remove trash and recyclable material from the festival's grounds. As a volunteer you will be given trash grabbers to collect recyclables. Volunteers will also help remove full bags from recycling containers and replace them with empty bags. Gloves, trash grabbers and cool shirts will be provided.

Sign up for this awesome opportunity before all the slots are filled, they are filling fast !


Two Shifts available from April 7, 2018 - April 15, 2018

11:00 am- 3:00 pm & 3:30 pm- 7:00 pm

Please specify which shifts and days you are interested in volunteering through email.

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