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.

  • 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.

One Day Service

GW Freshman Day of Service

Every Labor Day, freshmen at the George Washington University serve their community by volunteering on cleanup sites, gardens, and more around 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

Working with City Gate staff:

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

  • Prepare and lead two 6hour off-site learning expeditions each month on Saturdays, school vacations, or holidays

  • Each month rotate up to 20 hours of field-based training by our educational consultant to develop educational programs and skills in a hands on supervised setting

  • Literacy activities

  • Your own service based projects

  • Professional development


  • Health care

  • Living allowance

  • Training

  • Education Award

  • Housing Placement Assistance