Volunteer Opportunities

Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival

The Smithsonian Institution is in need of volunteers to help run our precedent-setting composting and recycling program for the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival, June 24–28 and July 1–5.Volunteers will tend Resource Recovery stations positioned at 11 points within the Festival grounds during the day and 3 different stations during the evening concerts. Volunteers will be asked to guide the public in placing their recyclables and compostable trash into the proper receptacles. Material categories will be Landfill, Recycling, and Compostable Organics.

Volunteers will be provided with information to convey to the public about the Smithsonian’s recycling/composting effort and why it is important. Volunteers will also need to pull bags when full and replace liners at these stations. The recovery stations will have chairs and tents to provide shade and comfort to volunteers.

How to Apply: Visit our website at www.festival.si.edu/volunteer and follow the link to the application. There you will fill out a form so we can get all your information and this will create a volunteer account for you. After that you will need to sign into your account and go to the AVAILABLE OPPURTUNITIES tab, located in the top left corner of the screen and there you can apply for specific volunteer jobs that you are interested in performing (such as Sustainability) on the specific days you would like to volunteer.

If you have questions please contact Becky Squire, volunteer coordinator for the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage CFCH-Volunteer@si.edu or (202)633-6467

Fairfax Department of Family Services

The Children, Youth and Families Division is in need of boxes to be made with the littlest members of our families in mind. Baby Boxes for newborns ages 0-6 months should include:

· Onesies
· Clothes
· Receiving blankets
· Diapers
· Learning toys
· Pacifiers
· Bottles
· Anything you might want to add…

For more info, contact:
Krissa Slone, MSW l Director of Volunteer and Partner Services
Department of Family Services
Children, Youth and Families Division
703-324-7751 (direct)

Nova Labs Girl Makers Summer Workshops

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SU 51-7 Girl Scout Year 2015-16


All SU meetings take place at 7:30 p.m. with a short business presentation, followed by level roundtables during which troop leaders can ask questions, share ideas and experiences, etc.

  • September 14
  • October 5
  • November 8
  • December 7 – Winter Service Project
  • January 11
  • February 8
  • February 19 – Thinking Day, Rachel Carson Middle School (snow date Feb. 26)
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • May 9
  • June 13 – Recognitions & Bridging Ceremony

SU 51-7 Yard Sale & Troop 4102 Bronze Award Project-Awareness Event

Yard Sale

Silver Award Project: Kylie, Troop 286

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At the April SU meeting, Kylie gave a presentation on her Silver Award project and described her work as a staff member at Camp Primavera at Camp Crowell during Spring Break 2015.

Kylie planned and ran the Drama Center, helping girls to learn about Girl Scouts and develop their self-confidence through games and hands-on activities. She selected this project in order to help expose more girls to the opportunities that Girl Scouts has to offer and provide for the girls.

Great job, Kylie!!!

If you would like your troop news to be published on the SU website, please email SUM Therese Howe 


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