Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service
Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service

Opportunities in DC

There are many opportunities to volunteer and serve in the greater Washington, DC area. Click below to access several search engines that match volunteers with local non-profit organizations based on area of interest.


NeighborGood is a free, online District of Columbia-specific volunteer opportunity database and search engine. NeighborGood connects residents with meaningful District-based volunteer opportunities and connects community-based organizations and others with the city’s cadre of dedicated, experienced volunteers.

Volunteer Match

Through Volunteer Match, volunteers can view postings from nearly 90,000 organizations around the world.

One Brick

One Brick brings volunteers together to support other non-profit organizations by adopting an innovative twist to the volunteer experience – a friendly and social atmosphere around volunteering. After each event, volunteers are invited to gather at a local restaurant or cafe where they can get to know one another in a relaxed social setting.


There are many organizations in the Washington, DC area that accept donations for those in need. Whether you have a few extra books or a room full of items to give away, there’s a community organization that can take your gently used goods. View a list of organizations that accept donations, how to contact these organizations, and how to donate your items.