Iona Senior Services

On March 25th, 2016, my group was able to work with Iona Senior Services. This was a fun experience for me because we were able to work with a farmer’s market of sorts, and I have never been to one from the seller’s perspective. Even though we were not selling the food, we were still [more…]

D.C. Day 1 – Martha’s Table

Today was our first day working with YSOP in Washington, D.C.  We arrived early in the morning for orientation and then got into our assigned groups and parted ways. My group was headed to Martha’s Table. Martha’s Table is an organization that provides a variety of services to the homeless. Their main goals are to [more…]

Washington DC – Day 5

On our last day in DC, our time volunteering was completed. We spent this day visiting the Holocaust Museum along with the few Smithsonian’s we were able to squeeze in. Our groups split up and conquered the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of American History. Once we finished our tour [more…]

Washington DC – Day 4

On Thursday, the 4th day in DC, my group was sent to Seabury which is a company designed to go to the homes of the elderly who need assistance taking care of their homes – inside and out. Here, we were sent to a woman’s house where we cleaned up her yard and revitalized her gardens. [more…]

Washington DC – Day 3

On the third day, we volunteered at a senior’s long term care facility. Here we were able to interact and converse with the residents. During our stay here we mostly kept the residents company. The employees allowed us to polish the female residents’ fingernails, since that was something they enjoyed. It was a simple yet [more…]

Washington DC – Day 2

The second day of our trip, two of our groups went to the Capitol Area Food Bank. Here, we were able to help them re-package boxes of collected food that were to be sent out to different shelters and be distributed across DC. I was amazed at how large the food bank was when we [more…]

Washington DC – Day 1

Our first day volunteering in DC, my group was assigned to go to Martha’s Table, an organization who works to provide food, education, and opportunities. While there, we were assigned to help with the preparation of the evening meal. It was interesting to know that, although we only had 7 of us from NW and 2 [more…]

Washington D.C.- Day 4

Today we worked a place called Martha’s Outfitter’s which is an actually thrift store. Martha’s Outfitters is connected to a soup kitchen called Martha’s Table and a few other operations.  However at Martha’s Outfitter they do more for those who are homeless, because they had a list of things that they were able to grab [more…]

Washington D.C.- Day 3

Today we got to go to our service site without Amy because she was sick and couldn’t leave the hotel. We took the metro transit all the way to Rockville, Maryland, which was 13 stops away which is roughly 50 minutes. When we got off the transit we had to jump on to a bus [more…]

Washington D.C. – Day 2

Today was a long day we went to our service site and also serviced dinner to some people who are experiencing homelessness. Our group and Marcy’s group all went to the Capital Area Food Bank to sort through their donations and other things that have purchased. Personally, I was in the group that went through [more…]