DC Habitat partners with Taste of DC 2013 (and we need volunteers!)

DC Habitat is the exclusive nonprofit partner for Taste of DC 2013! Taste of DC is a weekend-long culinary and cultural festival featuring over 60 DC restaurants, family entertainment, 30+ live musical performances, and a culinary stage. Here’s how to you can get involved:

Volunteer at Taste of DC:

We urgently need volunteers to support our new partnership with Taste of DC on Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13.

Sign up here: http://tasteofdc.ivolunteer.com/. It’ll be fun—and you’ll help us to secure an important ongoing partnership with Taste of DC. When you sign up to volunteer, make sure you select “DC Habitat” as how you heard about the event. That way we can keep all of our volunteers together! 

In return for volunteering, you’ll get a Taste of DC t-shirt, free snacks/drinks during your volunteer shift, and free admission into the event (Saturday volunteers will receive free tickets upon checking out after their shift, to be redeemed on Sunday; Sunday volunteers will receive free tickets for Saturday, emailed to them prior to the event.)

The volunteer shifts are as follows:

Saturday, Oct. 12:
#1: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
#2: 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Sunday, Oct. 13:
#3: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
#4: 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm

There are still a large number of volunteer spots available—encourage your friends to join you in volunteering!

Taste of DC will be assigning volunteers to locations on an as needed basis but will take requests into consideration. The locations available are as follows:

Admission Gates: Collecting tickets for admission and answering questions
Admission Ticket Trailers: Selling admission tickets to attendees
Beer Garden (21+): Pouring beer or collecting tickets inside a beer tent
Beverage pods: Selling or pouring beverages
Beverage Ticket Trailers:  Selling beverage tickets
Merchandise Tent: Selling Taste of DC Merchandise
Redemption of Pre-Purchased Packages: Redeeming vouchers purchased prior to event
Wine Walk: Pouring wine or collecting tickets inside a wine tent


Attend the event:

Can’t volunteer, but still want to attend the event? Use our exclusive ticket link at thetasteofdc.org/habitat and part of the proceeds will go directly to DC Habitat.

With your ticket, you’ll receive admission into the festival, access to over 60 restaurants, over 50 beers and 50 wines to taste, live entertainment, a virtual goody bag—and, you’ll be supporting DC Habitat. Over 40,000 people attended last year, and the festival is even bigger this year—you won’t want to miss this event! Look for us at the festival—we’ll be there with raffle prizes, a “Draw Your Own Dream Home” mural, and more.



By: Brittany Jezouit, AmeriCorps VISTA

DC Habitat believes that everyone deserves a house they want to call home. That's why we work to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness in the nation's capital by building (and rehabilitating) affordable, energy- and resource-efficient homes for people in need.