Hands on DC wrapped another successful volunteer season this spring, coordinating two work-a-thons (one in April and one in May) that brought together 552 volunteers in 13 schools across the DC area to complete more than 75 projects. This marks Hands on DC’s 20th year of working to improve DC public schools, and the successes we experience in our volunteer days translates into success for the students and schools. We hope all our volunteers will look to join us again in the 2014-15 school year.

Our May Work-a-thon - the last of our spring 2014 events - will take place just over a week from now, on Saturday, May 17We need all the volunteer help we can get, so please see the Get Involved menu on this website to register today! Questions? Email us!

Special thanks to our 2013 Platinum and Gold Sponsors! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please visit our page.

Our Partner

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Urban Alliance, a local non-profit that prepares youth from under-resourced areas for the world of work

and a life of self-sufficiency, through meaningful paid internships, training, case management, and mentoring. Hands on DC will fund and distribute scholarships to support Urban Alliance Interns from DC public schools as they transition to college.


You can help us meet our 2013-2014 fundraising goal!

All donations are tax-deductible

Donations from corporations, foundations, small businesses and individuals make Hands on DC possible. These contributions pay for the supplies our volunteers use and provide the scholarship money local students need.

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Hands on DC is successful because of the dedication of thousands of volunteers from across the area.

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Leadership Opportunities

We need you! Hands on DC is successful because volunteers (like you) take charge. Each year a committed group of volunteers work together to organize the work-a-thon and other events throughout the year.

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