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posted by Leslie Barbour *
Volunteer With the Smithsonian!
We are in search of friendly, outgoing volunteers who will engage with visitors and help them plan memorable and exciting experiences so that they can discover all that the Smithsonian has to offer.
Join us as a Smithsonian Visitor Information Specialist and help us inspire & engage our visitors!
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Dynamic and friendly individuals, 18 years or older who have a desire to talk with visitors and share their enthusiasm for the Smithsonian and all that it has to offer. Also looking for people with…
· show strong customer service skills
· are approachable and outgoing
· enjoy working with diverse people
· are flexible and adaptable to changing situations
· have basic computer and internet skills
· Foreign language skills a plus.
WHAT ARE THE DETAILS?
Visitor Information Specialists serve at Information Desks across the Smithsonian. Volunteers are placed in one, consistent location. Applicants must be able to serve a minimum of a one year commitment and be able to serve once a week or once every other weekend. Regular shift times are 2 – 4 hours in length, depending on location.
Contact Abbey Earich, Volunteer Recruitment & Retention Coordinator at EarichA@si.edu or 202.633.5260.
Abbey Earich | Volunteer Recruitment & Retention Coordinator
Smithsonian | Office of Visitor Services
EarichA@si.edu | 202.633.5260
posted by Lee Cliburn * Apartment for Rent Basement apartment for rent, with a living room, bedroom and private full bath. There are entrances at front and back, and the laundry, which will we will share, is in the basement. The basement includes a microwave and full-size refrigerator, and renters have use of the main kitchen immediately up the stairs. The house has Wi-Fi and we use an antenna for TV. We are 4 blocks from the Potomac Ave metro station and Pennsylvania Ave, 2 blocks from Safeway, and cleaners. CVS, a public library, and the 8th St restaurant corridor are within comfortable walking distance. Rent is $1,500/month. Contact Lee for more information, by email or cell phone (202-580-9001).
posted by Stephanie Dock * Age-Friendly DC I am connected through work to a DC government effort to make DC more senior-friendly, called Age-Friendly DC. They are looking to get people to take a survey on how livable DC is for seniors. I know we have an engaged older community in our church, so was wondering if there would be a good way to get word out about the survey. The survey information is available here and at all DC public libraries: http://agefriendly.dc.gov/publication/age-friendly-dc-livability-survey.
posted by Liz Hammond Williams * Room for rent — I have a fully furnished bedroom available to rent in a 2-level town house / condo I own in Fairfax Village/Hillcrest Neighborhood/SE DC available starting in January 2016. The condo will be shared with 1 professional female in her mid-thirties (who currently lives in the space). Condo is fully furnished and includes a dishwasher, high efficency w/d, TV, cable and internet. Bus lines going to the Potomac Ave, Naylor Road and L’enfant metro stops across the street from the condo. Ample street parking available. Pets under 30 lbs. negotiable. Monthly Rent $650.00 (includes utilities). Minimum contract 12 months. If you’re interested in learning more about the rental please email, me, Liz, here to learn more.
posted by Sally Stoecker * “Little Lights” Needs Math Tutors on Capitol Hill — “Little Lights” serves the children who live in Potomac Gardens and Hopkins public housing complexes in many ways. Currently, “Little Lights” is in desperate need of more math tutors for grades 1-8. The “Math Heroes” tutoring takes place Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Please contact Sally Stoecker for more information. More details are available at http://www.littlelights.org/programs/math-heroes/
posted by Alex Counts * Local Music Recommendation There is a local music venue near the church (nonprofit) that members and others like who love live music in intimate venues. It is called the Corner Store. Here is the website: http://cornerstorearts.org/.
posted by Brenda Dunlap and Kelly DelRe * Shape Note Singing at CHPC on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7-9:30 p.m. We sing from “The Sacred Harp” and “The Shenandoah Harmony”. Shape note singing is an a cappella non-denominational community, musical, and spiritual event emphasizing participation, not performance. Loaner books will be available. All are welcome, no experience necessary! For more information, contact John or Kelly at 540-955-2660 or by email.
posted by Leslie Barbour * Gary and Leslie have listed their home in Bend, Oregon on the AirBnB website at this link. Reserve your stay in a one bedroom apartment in a gated golf course community.
posted by Sally Stoecker * Court Appointed Special Advocates — CASA—DC (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a really important and worthy organization that always needs support. This is where I volunteered (2007-2011) and also worked part time as staff in 2009. Volunteers are trained to represent foster care children in family court and to mentor and assist them outside of court–to make sure they are cared for properly…education, health, hygiene, etc. I often lift up Lyashaw in prayer—I represented her until she aged out of the system at 21. We are still in touch and that has been a very special relationship. I highly recommend CASA (www.casadc.org)! Many blessings, Sally