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NEW! Volunteer Global Travel Program: Washington, D.C., April 12—15, 2012
Update: The D.C. trip is now closed--thank you for visiting, and stay tuned for upcoming trips in the U.S. and abroad with Volunteer Global!
This April, you're invited to spend a long weekend in Washington, D.C., where you’ll volunteer with a community development program, explore the National Mall, and check out the annual Cherry Blossom Parade.
Volunteer Global was founded here, and we want to show you the city that we know and love. The weather’s just starting to warm up, and between D.C.'s beautiful monuments, public parks, and fascinating museums, you’ve got a spectacular sight!
Our service project will take you to the Northeast quadrant of the District, where we’ll work with Jordan House, a short-term shelter for homeless D.C. residents experiencing mental health crises. Residents receive individualized care at Jordan House, which to date has served 215 men and women, 76% of whom successfully completed intensive psychiatric care afterwards.
As a volunteer on this trip, you'll assist with projects the Jordan House staff don’t often have time to take care of themselves, such as landscaping, clothing donation sorting, cleaning, and painting.
Throughout this long weekend, we’ll take you to our favorite spots, such as the National Zoo, select Smithsonian Institutions, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. And of course you can't miss the annual Cherry Blossom Parade on the 14th, so you'll have a spot on the grandstand—a great view of just one of our city's favorite festivals.
Plus, we'll take you to some of the best restaurants we’ve found in D.C.—from the Old Ebbitt Grill to Founding Farmers (featured in the TV show Bones), you'll have some of the best food this city has to offer!
We’ve reserved five rooms at the beautiful Kalorama Guest House in the Woodley Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C. This B&B offers cozy accommodations in a safe, beautiful neighborhood close to the Red Line Metro, the National Zoo, and fantastic ethnic cuisine and shopping.
At the Kalorama Guest House, you’ll have:
- WiFi access
- Deluxe Continental Breakfast and morning newspaper
- Free local calls
- Afternoon cookies and lemonade
- Evening sherry
- Access to a refrigerator and microwave
- Guest laundry facility
- 100% non-smoking rooms
We have five spots available, from $674 to $884 to $949. The breakdown below accounts for the full trip, April 12—15.
This all-inclusive program cost covers:
- Pickup and drop-off at Reagan National Airport or at Union Station
- Accommodation at the Kalorama Guest House
- Three meals per day
- All transportation once you’ve arrived to D.C.; as a heads-up, we will be using public transportation!
- Donation to our community partner
- Tours and excursions
It does not cover:
- Transportation to and from D.C., or related fees (e.g., visa application, if needed)
- Trip or health insurance
- Snacks, souvenirs, or personal expenses