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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Girls on the Run Spring 5K
Mar
22
3:00 PM15:00

Girls on the Run Spring 5K

  • 7101 Democracy Boulevard Bethesda, MD, 20817 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 !

Sign up below if you are interested or want more information on this upcoming event. Thank you !

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So What Else Family Game Night (Postponed)
Mar
22
12:00 PM12:00

So What Else Family Game Night (Postponed)

This Family Game Night, families will come together for a night of games, art and food ! Volunteers will be needed to help with leading game boards, bingo , Jenga , and painting a banner. 

Food will be provided. 

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So What Else Family Game Night
Mar
10
12:00 PM12:00

So What Else Family Game Night

This upcoming Family Game Day, So What Else will be running a soccer station, expressive arts station and a cooking demo station for the families of the children we support. We would love to have volunteers come out to help our staff with each station. If you are interested in any one of the activities listed above, feel free to sign up for this fun event !
 

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