Find yourself with more downtime than usual? Looking for volunteer opportunities? Here are some ways to do good and build your brag sheet.
Started by a former Eagle Eye student, Here2Help is an all-volunteer organization aimed at providing food for those in need. They offer safe, contact-free delivery of donated grocery items to Montgomery County neighbors who request help. Here2Help is looking for drivers; this is a good chance to get out of the house, or for those with permits to practice driving. Driving not your thing? You can donate groceries by clicking here.
Help the Library of Congress transcribe, review and tag documents. This is your chance to make documents word-searchable in the Library of Congress catalog. Help the Library of Congress transcribe original items, many of which have never been transcribed before. The documents cover a wide range of topics from women’s suffragists and the Civil War to American and Caribbean folk music. Click here to learn about all of them. This is a fascinating opportunity to contribute to history!
BONUS: If you can read Spanish, Latin or Catalan, you could transcribe the legal documents of Spain and the Spanish colonies between 1300 and 1800!
Do you like to be outside in the fresh air and way from a screen? Help restore and maintain Georgetown’s Mt Zion Cemetery (1808-1950) and the Female Union Band Society Cemetery(1842-1950). They are listed on the National Historic Registry, designated as a UNESCO Slave Route Project site of memory (the first in DC) and served as a stop on the Underground Railroad. This article describes the ongoing work of Eagle Eye and the Mt. Zion Female Union Band Historic Memorial Park, Inc. Contact Lisa Fager to volunteer in the Cemetery!