Serve DC Volunteer Recruitment Fair

Submitted by Serve DC

Serve DC with our partners the Taproot Foundation, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the PEPCO Edison Place Gallery will host a Volunteer Recruitment Fair on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, from 4–7 pm

This one-day volunteer recruitment fair will host 30 nonprofit and government agencies that provide direct interaction volunteer opportunities with young boys and men of color to ensure that local nonprofits are able to recruit and retain large numbers of African American and Latino males to volunteer with organizations that provide support and services in the areas of education, healthy futures, and economic opportunity for boys and young men of color.

In February 2014 President Barack Obama launched the My Brother's Keeper initiative to address opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people are positioned to reach their full potential. As a part of President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Initiative the Serve DC - My Brother's Keeper Volunteer Generation Initiative is designed to support nonprofit organizations that work in the areas of education, healthy futures and economic opportunity working directly with boys and young men of color in the District of Columbia and their beneficiaries to close persistent opportunity gaps by leveraging volunteers.

Together we can build a Pro Bono City of skilled professionals volunteering and mentoring young boys and men of color to improve society.

If you would like to participate as an exhibitor to recruit volunteers and mentors or as volunteer seeking service opportunities, please contact: Pamela B. Weinberg, Serve DC Grants Management Specialist, at pamela.weinberg@dc.gov or 202.727.7937.

Organizations will be recruiting for the following kinds of volunteers:

  • Pro Bono Skill-Based Volunteers to help non-profits build capacity in their designated areas of need (i.e., IT,  accounting, capacity  building, board development, organizational development, etc.).
  • Volunteer Mentors for non-profits who have programming focused on African American and Latino boys and men of color.

Attendees will have the opportunity to walk around and visit with the 30 non-profits and offer either their pro-bono skills to the organization or their time to mentor for a program the non-profit runs.