Get Involved

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

One Day Service

GW Freshman Day of Service

On Labor Day every year, freshmen at the George Washington University serve their community by volunteering on cleanup sites, gardens, and more around DC. 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, usually during vacations or holidays. These groups participate in activities such as site beautification, stocking stuffing, serving food, or determining site needs from school-supply drives to short-term tutoring.


Urban Hands

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


Service Learning

City Gate has partnered with the Nashman Center at GWU to be an official off-campus service site. For credit, students serve at City Gate sites every week during the semester to create relationships with our students.



Open Positions:

●     In addition to our integrated programs, City Gate operates various relief programs that meet the basic, fundamental needs of under-resourced communities facing various hardships. Programs Include: _________________________________through City Gate’s Community Needs Program.

● All volunteers must be scheduled 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.