Become an 826DC Ambassador

One easy way to help amplify 826DC students’ work and to stir up support for our programs is to become an 826DC Ambassador!

What is an 826DC Ambassador, anyway?

While 826DC is always looking for regular volunteer support, we also recognize that it can sometimes be challenging to come out and help in-person. Life gets busy, schedules change, people move—we get it!

An 826DC Ambassador is someone who helps spread the word about 826DC and about specific events/projects as needed. It’s a low-pressure, low-commitment way to support 826DC from wherever you are!

What do 826DC Ambassadors do?

It’s up to you! Here are some examples of what 826DC Ambassadors can do and have done:

–Spreading the word about 826DC and/or Tivoli’s Astounding Magic Supply Company on social media (we’re @826DC pretty much everywhere)

–Sharing writing by 826DC students

–Setting up a Facebook or Instagram fundraiser for 826DC

–Promoting new 826DC books

–Adding an 826DC info sheet to a community bulletin board

–Asking employers to match employee gifts to 826DC

–Introducing us to someone who might want to volunteer, to write, to give, or to partner with 826DC

–Writing a blog post about a positive 826DC experience

–Telling us about free opportunities/scholarships that we can pass along to 826DC students

–Helping us table at volunteer fairs/farmer’s markets

–Inviting a friend to the lowercase, 826DC’s monthly writing open mic series

We’ll reach out whenever we need help highlighting something, but you can share the 826DC love anytime.

How do I get started?

Just fill in the form below!

You’ll receive an automated confirmation email from Sarah, 826DC’s Development and Communications Manager. If you have any questions about being an 826DC Ambassador, feel free to contact her directly at

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Seeking Young Authors’ Book Project Volunteers

This year, 826DC is working with a cohort of seventh-grade authors from Brookland Middle School to write a collection of on-the-ground reportage that will answer the question, “What does the world need to know about DC?”

This is where you come in.

826DC is looking for volunteers to support this upcoming Young Authors’ Book Project, weekly on Thursdays from 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM, September 5th through December 12th.

If you’re already an 826DC volunteer…

You can fill out an interest form here.

If you aren’t an 826DC volunteer yet…

Let’s change that! We’d love to have you volunteer with us. You can learn more and get started here.

Can’t join us, but want to support the project?

Donations of any size help 826DC cover the costs of traveling to our partner schools, of designing and publishing Young Authors’ Book Project books, and more. You can support us from afar by donating here.

As we get closer to the publication part of this project, you can also help us promote the book as an 826DC Ambassador! Fill in your contact information below and we’ll be in touch with you.

Become an 826DC Ambassador

Help us amplify 826DC's message and grow the network of support for our programs.
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Questions about the project? Contact Emily at