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Our volunteer reviewers assist in reading and evaluating the hundreds of project applications for grant funding HumanitiesDC receives every year. This short-term volunteer assignment is a great opportunity to use your skills to improve our community and meet other people who share your passion for the District’s heritage and preservation activities.

If you’re interested in being considered, please complete the online application form. We accept applications year-round so that we have talented teams in place by review time.

Grant reviewers review up to 15 grants and attend a 2.5-hour remote panel discussion held on a weekday. All DC Metropolitan area residents with an interest in humanities, heritage, and preservation are encouraged to apply. You can participate on one or more of the program areas.

For the 2021 grants calendar list and to apply visit our website at

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About HumanitiesDC


1140 3rd Street NE, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC, DC 20002, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Humanities Council is to enrich the quality of life, foster intellectual stimulation, and promote cross-cultural understanding and appreciation of local history in all neighborhoods of the District through humanities programs and grants. The Humanities Council believes that in-depth consideration of the issues that affect us as individuals in a society can make a positive impact on our lives, and believes each citizen can participate in our vision to "transform lives through the power of the humanities.


What we Offer:

Grants - The Council’s seeks the most innovative and talented public humanities practitioners for our award winning grants programs. From blockbuster documentary films and museum exhibits to neighborhood history brochures and public author talks, we are looking for grantees ready to transform lives through the humanities.

Public Humanities Programs - Through our popular Humanitini and Soul of the Cityprograms we take cutting edge humanities ideas and bring them to the people of Washington, DC. Those ideas may come from the halls of academia, the front page of the newspaper, community meetings, or face to face conversations with fellow humanists.

DC Digital Museum - A public collection of over 400 educational resources, in a searchable online catalog. Most of the item pages include links to downloadable files or videos on HCTV, the Humanities Council’s Youtube Channel. We have oral history recordings, documentary films, original research, photograph collections, and much more; a treasure trove for scholars, students, and anyone interested in DC’s rich history and culture!

Arts & Culture


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • History
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Anthropology
  • General Education
  • Arts Administration




  • Must be at least 22
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 + hrs - read/score; 2 hrs- review meeting. Usually 4 weeks are given to review assigned applications.
  • B.A. Degree in a Humanities Discipline preferred, Strong familiarity with the culture of Washington, DC

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