Volunteer & Stewardship

If you are looking for a good cause that deserves your time and effort, look no further! Here at AWS no contribution is more valuable to us than your hard work. We offers a variety of volunteer opportunities that will engage your hands, your head, and your heart in the protection and restoration of our local lands and water. Volunteers are accommodated individually and in groups.

Volunteer Outdoors!

Interested in hands-on environmental restoration work? Help us with one of these outdoor stewardship projects—

Regularly scheduled volunteer events are listed on our event calendar.

Please see the calendar for complete event details and participation instructions. Other types of activities, including native wetland plantings, may be available from time to time. AWS will arrange special projects for organized groups of volunteers. Please see A Note About Volunteer Groups below for more information.

Attention Students! Community service hours are available when you volunteer with AWS! Ask us for details, or bring your community service form with you.

Photographers and Videographers are also needed to document our restoration work along with capturing the beauty of the wildlife and the river. Contact our Communications Manager at 301-699-6204 x117 or email info@anacostiaws.org.

A Note About Volunteer Groups

Does your business, organization, church, or school want to volunteer with AWS? Volunteering in a group is simple and easy. All you have to do is contact an AWS volunteer project coordinator to make arrangements. We will match the size and capacity of your group to a fun and rewarding volunteer activity that everyone will enjoy! Visit the links under Stewardship Projects above for descriptions of all our volunteer activities.

AWS tries to accommodate all special requests for group volunteer events. Dates and times for special group projects depend upon availability of AWS staff and project resources. All volunteer events are subject to rescheduling or cancellation in the event of severe weather or emergencies.

AWS volunteer projects are funded, in part, through government grants. In compliance with the terms of those grant awards, AWS maintains the right to invite members of the general public to participate in all volunteer events, scheduled or arranged independently.



Want to make a difference in your community and our world right away? Join our AWS family today!



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