Volunteers are being sought for the 2010 National Cherry Blossom Fesitval. Individuals, local business community service programs, and community service groups are encouraged to participate. Those who volunteer their time will assist in all aspects of the Festival, which runs from Saturday, March 27 through Sunday, April 11.
To see what specific opportunities are available, you can download an application from the Festival website or call 202.661.7595.
Via my friend Jane McGonigal today came this sweet little web app/iPhone app that allows you to help your favorite plugged-in online organization without having to set aside hours at a time to go down to their offices. The Library of Congress is looking for help with tagging their immense photo collection for faster and better search, and Smithsonian is doing the same with parts of their museum collection. Now, while you sit in (the passenger seat while in) traffic you can help out LOC or Smithsonian with some valuable taxonomical work. I suspect there will be more work in the near future from other deserving DC-area and worldwide non-profits who need a hand with translation, evidence gathering or other features.
Check it out As an iPhone App or go there from your mobile browser and you can give it a whirl. Make your commute something good.