Volunteer With Washington, DC Platoon

Platoon Summary

The Washington, DC Platoon is dedicated to increasing resilience and supporting organizations around the National Capitol Region. The DC platoon was formed in 2013 and has had a consistent presence in the region since. Our primary focus is assisting our local schools and park beautification, but we also support organizations that focus on addressing homelessness, food insecurity, and community building. Our partners include Fort Dupont Community Gardens, Fields 4 Valor, Hustlaz2Harvestors, My Seniors Keeper Foundation, Ward 8 Woods, Anacostia River Keepers, the University of the District of Columbia, and the Anacostia High School feeder system. Projects have included school beautification, garden and farm clean-ups and growing season preparation, bookbag giveaways, and community fair logistics.

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Juneteenth Genealogy Block Party

Location: Episcopal Church of the Atonement 5073 E. Capitol St SE washington DC 20019

June 15, 2024

12:00 PM - 06:00 PM

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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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