Interested in volunteer opportunities as the summer break begins in May? If so, please help us Fill the GAP!

The Georgetown Assistance Program (GAP) through the Center for Social Justice is seeking your help with social justice and volunteer programs from May 1 to June 10, 2018 when Georgetown students are studying for finals and summer break begins. CSJ needs faculty, staff, and alumni assistance during this time so that the populations we work with can continue to receive services and remain engaged in impactful programming even when our student volunteers are away. CSJ has opportunities seven days a week in the mornings, afternoons, evenings on weeknights, or during the day on Saturdays.

Please register your interest here.

If you have any questions about Filling the GAP, please contact CSJ Associate's Director, Ray Shiu, who will direct your question or contact each program director.

After School Kids Program

The After School Kids (ASK) Program is looking for individuals to bring their passions to its Spring Break GAP programming. In this program you will work with court-involved youth and focus on developing tools and supports for empowerment through education. ASK’s Winter Break GAP programming will focus on interactive presentations, academic tutoring, and an opportunity to build mentoring relationships.

The December/January GAP programming will run some Mondays through Thursdays from 5:30 pm to 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:30 am to 2:00 p.m. until January 20. There are also options to help with youth pick-up and drop-off for continued engagement and mentoring.

Please contact CSJ's Assistant Director for Youth Justice Programs Gina Bulett at glb26@georgetown.edu if you have any questions.

HOME Program

The HOME Program (Homelessness Outreach) assists in staffing The Georgetown Ministry Center (GMC), a local drop-in center for individuals experiencing homelessness. GMC is one of the few social service agencies in Washington, DC that is open 365 days per year, even during the holidays. GMC provides showers, laundry, case management, computer use, and medical/psychiatric care to its guests and is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

There are two shifts available each day (8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.), and the HOME Program is seeking faculty, staff, and alumni interested in at least two shifts. Participation in the HOME Program will involve direct interaction with GMC guests and the opportunity for an immersive experience into issues of homelessness in Washington, DC.

Please contact HOME Program Coordinator Joel Hanson at homelessness@georgetown.edu if you have any questions.