What Our Visitors Say
“Thanks again for allowing us to stay at your site. I believe this is our 8th time staying at the Washington Seminar Center!  It’s always been such a wonderful experience staying at your church. It’s nice because the students have more together time than they would at a regular hotel. ”
– Soraya , leader of 55-member group from Florida, 2013
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Service and Reflection

There are many organizations in DC doing important work to serve the needs of our city.  The following are only some of the groups with whom we have ongoing relationships.

To see a list of service opportunities scroll over
“Service and Reflection Opportunities”
in the menu above and a list will drop down to the right.

You will find information to schedule a time to volunteer with these groups.When you find an opportunity that sounds interesting, use the contact information to contact them directly so that you can tailor the opportunity to the needs of your group.

When making a group reservation, be sure to note in bottom portion of the reservation form the nature of your visit and interests.  The WSC coordinator will want to make sure you’ve made the right connections to make your trip meaningful.

Scheduling. Most nonprofits have scheduled volunteering hours, usually early in the day, and around specific times based on people’s needs, like meal times.  These spots fill up quickly so it’s a good idea to make arrangements as early as possible.  Also, keep in mind that some agencies have a minimum or maximum number of volunteers that they can accept at any one time, as well as age requirements.

Dress. Be sure you know what the clothing requirements are! Many groups provide a detailed list, and even reject volunteers who are not dressed to their specifications.  A good standard to go by is long pants, closed-toe shoes, and no tank tops.

Reflection. Some opportunities have time for reflection about the service volunteers may give. The WSC encourages you to consider having opportunities for service, reflection and for your own group members to find their own voice about their experiences in DC.