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DC Needs Volunteer Guides for Inauguration

by Borderstan.com December 28, 2008 at 8:05 am 0

Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

Barack Obama and Joe Biden will be sworn in on January 20 on the west side of the Capitol, facing the National Mall. This photo taken during 2008 National Kite Festival. (Image: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

Washington, DC, needs volunteers to help provide information and support to the huge number of visitors expected for Inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama on January 20. There is a call for volunteers from Serve DC, whose “mission is to strengthen and promote the District of Columbia’s spirit of service through partnerships, national service and volunteerism.” The following info is from the Dupont Forum listserv on Yahoo! Groups:

Be a part of history and serve as a volunteer for Inauguration 2009. In welcoming guests to Washington, DC, for this historic event, many volunteers will be utilized for numerous duties around the city. You can help by volunteering for a shift between Saturday, January 17 and Tuesday, January 20 (with the majority of volunteer assignments occurring on the 20th). Volunteers will assist in offering directional support for travelers on buses, metro rail and on foot, as well as providing informational support to help visitors get to and from the National Mall and other key sites.

Please register to volunteer NOW! There will also be a mandatory information session you will attend to learn more about your volunteer assignment. You can choose to attend either Saturday, January 10, or Sunday, January 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The information session will be held in the Old Council Chambers at One Judiciary Square located at 441 4th Street NW. To RSVP for the information session or for questions please email [email protected] or call (202) 727-7925.

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