Get Involved

Learn more about the opportunities available and make a difference in your community! Take the first step by completing our individual or group volunteer form. Once we receive your form, we will be in touch.

  • All volunteers will be notified of their schedule by the volunteer coordinator – we need to know you’re coming! This enables us to ensure a rewarding experience and helps with safety and efficiency.

  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

One-Day Service

GW Freshman Day of Service

Every Labor Day, freshmen at the George Washington University serve their community by volunteering at cleanup sites, gardens, and more around Washington, D.C. In 2017, a group of students came to City Gate and helped organize our on-site preschool space.


Mission Trips

Some volunteer groups participate in one day or week long programs. Activities include site cleaning, serving food, individualized tutoring, classroom management, and community outreach.


Urban Hands

City Gate’s Urban Hands outreach depends on the generosity of volunteers to meet the daily needs of under-served children and families in our nation’s capitol. Every year, nearly 1,000 volunteers lend their support to our work. Our hope is that the work of our Urban Hands program brings change to improve the lives of the people we serve. We invite you to become a part of this experience.



AmeriCorps Service Opportunities

Open Positions: Full-time, Part-time

City Gate is currently bringing on full and part time AmeriCorps service members. Members will be responsible for working directly with staff in various capacities to assist in the day-to-day operations of the organization. Below are some of the duties a member can expect to engage in as part of their AmeriCorps term of service.

Duties include:

  • Developing and leading a daily after-school program at a community-based or school site.

  • Participating in field based-training with our educational consultant in a classroom setting.

  • Constructing literacy activities to be used in programs across our different sites.

  • Initiating service-based projects that align with City Gate’s mission.

  • Planning and coordinating logistics for expeditionary trips.


  • Living allowance

  • Health care

  • Professional Development

  • Training

  • Education Award

  • Housing Placement Assistance