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Activities & Events

Goodwin House is a 502(c)(3) non-profit ganization. This tax status helps keep costs down for its residents and carries with it the organization's responsibility to contribute to the community. The total staff and resident volunteer hours for work done with GH and in the wider community is submitted to the I.R.S. annually as a requirement to maintain the 501(c)(3) designation. Be sure to track your volunteer hours on the Volunteer Log Form.

Listed below are different organizations that could use your assistance. All you need is a computer and internet access. I have listed the activities below by type.

Academic Opportunities

  • Aspire! is an afterschool tutoring program designed to assist 3rd-5th graders with strengthening their literacy and STEM skills. Please go to to find out more information. For questions call 703-379-6488, Ext 107 or email: To register as a volunteer, go to
  • Wright to Read is recruiting volunteers for the spring 2021 semester. The Campagna Center's Literacy Program is designed to assist 1st-5th graders of Alexandria City Public Schools with building their literacy skills. To find out more information, please go to
  • Building Better Futures is an afterschool tutoring program that serves high school students studying at T.C. Williams High School. To find out more information, go to or  contact Lizzie Liu,  at or Ashley Garcia, at To register as a volunteer, go to
  • New Neighbors is recruiting volunteers for the spring 2021 semester. New Neighbors offers an English literacy program 2-3 days a week for 14 weeks to adult refugees and immigrants in the community. To find out more and how to register as a volunteer, go to
  • AHC Inc. offers long-term afterschool tutoring for elementary, middle-school, and high-school students. They are also looking for volunteers to assist with shorter term career development activities. For more information or to volunteer, please email or call 703-486-0626. You can also find more information by going to the following link: 


  • Dafero is a consumer food start up that employs refugee women and human trafficking victims to make healthy food items ( To better empower their employees, Dafero is developing life skills modules that focus on topics such as nutrition, financial literacy, women’s rights, and health & hygiene.  They are currently looking for volunteers who are able to translate these modules from English into the following languages: Spanish, French, Pashto, Arabic, and Albanian. If you are interested in helping out, feel free to complete the google form:


  • The National Archives and Record Administration (NARA) and the Library of Congress are looking for volunteers who are interested in preserving history. Both the NARA ( and the Library of Congress ( have launched programs inviting volunteers to transcribe and review digitized images of manuscripts and materials from their collections. Such work improves the readability and access of original documents for the public. 


  • With Librivox, volunteers can read and record chapters of books from their collection that are no longer under copyright, making them available online as free audiobooks. For more information, visit





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