Not sure how I became the go-to person for all things community service related in the DMV (aka the Washington, DC Metropolitan area), but hey I like it.

All of the time people come to be to learn about various volunteer opportunities, so I figured I’d put a list together of some of my favorite charities and nonprofit organizations devoted to community service.

Hopefully, you’ll find one that piques your interests enough to share your time and talents with them.   Please feel free to share with others and even add your favorites in the comments.

Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation
March of Dimes – Maryland-National Capital Area
Tigerlily Foundation (Breast Cancer Foundation focusing on women 15-40)

College Bound
Horton’s Kids
Project Create
Bright Beginnings

S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat)
DC Central Kitchen
Martha’s Table
Shepherd’s Cove (No website but this links to their contact info)

IONA Senior Services
Emmaus – Services for the Aging

Habitat for Humanity of Washington, DC

Dress for Success- DC
Career Gear
Martha’s Outfitters

Organizations that promote volunteerism (Membership fees apply) 
Capital Cause (co-ed)
National Urban League Young Professionals – Thursday Network (co-ed)
Hands On Greater DC Cares
Junior League of Washington (women)*
100 Black Men (men)*

*Must apply to be accepted into membership, membership is not guaranteed

Again, please share your favorites in the comments.