Get Involved
Nobody is better suited to improving operational sustainability than the problem-solvers, risk-takers, and innovators who make up the MITRE team—and we’re eager to connect you with the programs and opportunities where your expertise can make the biggest impact for a more sustainable MITRE. 

The opportunities below are just a starting point—when it comes to sustainability, there’s no shortage of local and community-based organizations with a commitment to stewardship, problem-solving and service that mirror our values at MITRE.

Anywhere

CleanUp Crew— This easy-to-use app from the Clean Planet Project tracks your litter count and volunteer hours—and offers a Trash Talk forum to post your hauls for the competitive cleaners among us.

Justserve.org— If you don’t see an opportunity of interest listed here, or you work further afield than MITRE’s Bedford and McLean locations, JustServe offers a search engine to locate volunteer opportunities near you.

 

McLean

Clean Fairfax Community Clean Up Program — Coordinating a cleanup through the Clean Fairfax Council allows this government-affiliated nonprofit to track efforts across the county. By submitting your plan 10 business days in advance, the Clean Fairfax Council will also provide the supplies you need to facilitate your project.

Potomac River Watershed Cleanup — With the option to join an already-scheduled cleanup or organize your own, there’s no shortage of opportunities to protect area waterways and the ecosystems around them.

 

Bedford

Waltham Fields Community Farm — You can drop in on your own schedule, or reach out to coordinate a time with a group to volunteer in the fields on this sustainable farm committed to feeding those in need, preserving open spaces, and training sustainable farmers.

Mass Audubon — From trail maintenance to gardening to tracking local bird populations, the Massachusetts Audubon Society offers a wide range of volunteer programs to preserve and protect wildlife across the state.

​​OARS — Dedicated to protecting, improving, and preserving the Asssabet, Sudbury, and Concord Rivers, this nonprofit offers volunteer opportunities from water sample gathering and invasive species removal [AB1] to community outreach programs.

Nashua River Watershed Association — Volunteer with the NRWA to help track water quality, protect wildlife, and reduce invasive plant species along the Nashua River.

Anywhere

— If you don’t see an opportunity of interest listed here, or you work further afield than MITRE’s Bedford and McLean locations, JustServe offers a search engine to locate volunteer opportunities near you.
 

Mclean

Potomac River Watershed Cleanup — With the option to join an already-scheduled cleanup or organize your own, there’s no shortage of opportunities to protect area waterways and the ecosystem around it. 

Northern Virginia Rain Barrel Workshops — For the DIY-enthusiasts among us, the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District offers workshops to build your own rain barrel throughout the year. *This activity is not eligible for Civic Leave

DC RiverSmart — These programs to reduce stormwater runoff through the District’s Department of Energy and the Environment provide site evaluations, up-front funding, rebates and/or discounts for steps you take to protect and conserve water on your property. *This activity is not eligible for Civic Leave

Montgomery County (MD) RainScapes — Offering technical and financial assistance for homeowners looking to adopt runoff mitigation strategies, RainScapes provides MoCo residents a path to improve your home and promote better water management strategies in the community.

 

Bedford

OARS — Dedicated to protecting, improving, and preserving the Asssabet, Sudbury, and Concord Rivers, this nonprofit offers volunteer opportunities from water sample gathering and invasive species removal to community outreach programs.

Nashua River Watershed Association — Volunteer with the NRWA to help track water quality, protect wildlife, and reduce invasive plant species along the Nashua River.

Find your local stormwater coalition — These regional groups represent over 90 towns in Massachusetts, and are a great starting point for connecting you with the resources and programs available in your town:

Central Massachusetts Regional Stormwater Coalition

Merrimack Valley Stormwater Collaborative

 

Neoponset Stormwater Partnership

 

Northern Middlesex Stormwater Collaborative

 

Connecticut River Stormwater Committee

 

North and South Rivers Watershed Association