‘Tis the season of giving and Capital Bikeshare is constantly giving back to the community that supports us. In 2019, we donated over 70 free annual memberships to fundraising efforts led by non-profit charity partners and our low-income assistance program grew to over 1,200 members throughout metro DC area.
If you are looking to make a difference in your community this season, check out some of the organizations below who offer volunteer opportunities. Gather some friends, round up your family, and dive into the season of giving.
The Bike House
Donate your time to help others in the community learn about bicycle repair.
The Bike House is a community-based bicycle repair co-op in Washington, DC, providing a place where all people can learn, work on, and enjoy bikes. They do this by providing bicycle maintenance resources and education through weekend clinics, mobile bike clinics, and beginner and advanced mechanics classes.
Make a difference in your community by volunteering with Everyone Home DC
Everyone Home DC supports the needs of individuals and families at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness. They provide a range of housing solutions and supportive services to ensure that individuals and families in the community have what they most need to thrive. Volunteer opportunities include assisting guests at their day-time hospitality center, or leading projects to beautify buildings and spaces.
Spend the day donating food to help people thrive everyday.
The Capital Area Food Bank leads our region’s efforts to provide good, healthy food to people struggling with hunger and food insecurity. Each year, they source and distribute food for over 30 million meals across D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Their goal is to create long term solutions to hunger, which requires more than just meals. Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals, groups and corporations year-round.
Advocate for low-income communities by distributing food items.
The mission of Bread for the City is to help low-income Washington, DC residents develop their power to determine the future of their own communities. They provide food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services to lessen the burden of poverty. Volunteer opportunities include distributing food items, arranging clothing donations and so much more.