At the heart of So What Else are our volunteers. From providing food for our neighbors to mentoring our students — we have tons of opportunities to jump in and make a big difference.

Help support families experiencing food insecurity this holiday season.

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Join us and Hughes Methodist Church in partnering to prepare, package, and deliver chef-prepared meals to children and families experiencing homelessness in our community. Volunteers will have the chance to learn kitchen management and culinary skills under the guidance of a trained Chef.

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Assist our food pantry operations at our pantry location at Lake Forest mall in Gaithersburg. This is a person-to-person high-contact volunteer opportunity, please do not sign up if you are immunocompromised. Volunteers must be age 14 or older; younger volunteers must be accompanied by a parent/adult guardian. Age acceptance will be at the discretion of SWE.

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4MyCity, is a non-profit organization that recovers, sorts, composts, and connects organizations like So What Else with food resources across the city of Baltimore, in order to reduce food waste in landfills and help to combat hunger in food-insecure neighborhoods.

We are looking for volunteers interested in supporting the food recovery process to work in the 4MyCity warehouse. Volunteers have an excellent opportunity to learn about food recovery and waste, get valuable warehouse work experience, and support a network that feeds thousands of families while reducing food waste going into landfills.

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Join us at FedEx Field during the football season and help us raise funds for our youth programs and food support operations! Volunteers will be staffing a concession stand inside the stadium.

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Please join So What Else for Community Sanitation Days! Help us in DC on Sundays to clean up the Bellevue and Martin Luther King area of DC. We’re trying to beautify our community for the betterment of our community and our world! Please come out and assist us in continuing to make DC the best place to live. (Gloves and trash bags will be provided.)

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We are in urgent need of volunteer drivers to deliver food parcels to distribution points and client homes in Montgomery and surrounding counties. This is a low-contact volunteer service opportunity.

The surge in omicron and lingering pandemic effects has driven demand for home deliveries well past our capacity to service. In recent weeks SWE has delivered sustaining food to over 620 families per week. Please consider serving as a Delivery Driver if your circumstances and availability allow!

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Join us and Hughes Methodist Church in partnering to prepare, package, and deliver chef-prepared meals to children and families experiencing homelessness in our community. Volunteers will have the chance to learn kitchen management and culinary skills under the guidance of a trained Chef.

Visit our Volunteer Hub page to learn more!

So What Else runs multiple small food distributions all around the DMV area throughout the week. We are looking for volunteers to help with distribution on-site at our program site at the Fairview community (2100 Maryland ave NE, Washington, DC 20002) on Tuesdays starting at 1 p.m. Volunteer responsibilities include handing out food and supplies to community members.

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So What Else runs multiple small food distributions all around the DMV area throughout the week. We are looking for volunteers to help with distribution on-site at our program site at the Wingate (4660 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SW, Washington DC 20032), on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 1 p.m. Volunteer responsibilities include handing out food and supplies to community members.

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So What Else runs multiple small food distributions all around the DMV area throughout the week. We are looking for volunteers to help with distribution on-site at our program site at the Washington View community (2629 Douglass Pl SE, Washington, DC 20020) on Wednesdays starting at 1 p.m. Volunteer responsibilities include handing out food and supplies to community members.

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Do you know karate? Are you a dancer? Is music in your soul? Share your passion and knowledge with eager learners at our After School Learning Center at Rockville Housing Authority. We need volunteer instructors in these disciplines that can work with our students once a week for 1 to 2 hours (we can work with you on the duration), any day Monday to Thursday, between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

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Questions about volunteering?

We’re committed to helping you find the right opportunity to give back at our programs.

Email swevolunteer@gmail.com and we will be back in touch soon!

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