Volunteer With Washington, DC Platoon

Platoon Summary

The Mission Continues Washington DC Service Platoon supports DC schools through a variety of community service projects to include - but not limited to - area beautification, improvements to recreation and learning spaces, community gardens, and mentorship through positive action. The DC Service Platoon also partners with the National Parks Service and National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) throughout the District of Columbia. Our goal is to tackle deferred maintenance and improve visibility and accessibility of the parks for veterans, military families and local residents.

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Operation District Drilldown- Friday- Fort Dupont Park

Location: Fort DuPont Community Gardens Fort Dupont Dr SE, Washington, DC 20019 in your GPS. If you have trouble locating the Center take Ft Davis Dr SE and then turn onto Ft Dupont drive, you will see the center on your right about 1/4 mile down the road. washington DC 20002

June 23, 2023 - None ,

08:30 AM - 04:00 PM


Operation District Drilldown- Saturday- Douglass Community Center

Location: Douglass Community Center 1922 Frederick Douglass Ct SE Washington DC 20020

June 24, 2023 - None ,

08:30 AM - 04:00 PM


Operation District Drilldown- Monday- Kramer MS and Anacostia HS

Location: Kramer Middle School 1700 Q St Se Washington D.C. DC 20020

June 26, 2023 - None ,

08:30 AM - 04:00 PM


Operation District Drilldown- Tuesday- Anacostia Park

Location: Anacostia Park Roller Skating Pavilion 1500 Anacostia Dr Washington DC 20020

June 27, 2023 - None ,

08:30 AM - 04:00 PM


Who We Are

The Mission Continues is a national non-profit that empowers veterans to continue serving in our nation’s under-resourced communities, giving veterans the opportunity to keep serving even after the uniform comes off, right here at home. Our programs deploy veterans and volunteers to work alongside nonprofit partners and community leaders to improve educational resources, tackle food insecurity, foster neighborhood identity, and more.  

Who should volunteer?

Our service projects are for all veterans with a desire to continue their service and for all non-veterans that want to be part of a nationwide movement to transform communities. Please note, age and accessibility accommodations can be made at any project. There is room for everyone to make an impact. 

How to volunteer 

Click “Register” under the event and it will take you to the event details that will review in more detail what it entails, when and where the project is located, parking details etc.  

Then click “Attend” to fill in simple volunteer information. You will get an email confirmation and updates about this event through your choice of email and text messages

What is a Service Platoon? 

Service Platoons are your opportunity to engage and connect with veterans and community members while generating community impact in a real and tangible way. Led by veteran volunteer platoon leaders, each platoon works with dedicated community partners and volunteers to provide the manpower and support that they need to help them do their work more effectively. 

We currently have service platoons in more than 40+ cities across the country that are having events at least once a month. Everyone is invited to serve, regardless of veteran status: a service platoon is for you if you have a passion for service. 

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