Fill the GAP: Georgetown Assistance Program

Interested in volunteer opportunities as the winter break approaches in December and January? 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 December 10 through January 27 at the beginning and end of the winter break. 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 undergraduate student volunteers are away. CSJ has opportunities seven days a week in the mornings, afternoons, evenings on weeknights, and during the day on Saturdays.

Please sign-up for GAP here.

If you have any questions about Filling the GAP, please contact CSJ Deputy 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 Summer 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 Summer Break GAP programming will focus on interactive presentations, academic tutoring, and an opportunity to build mentoring relationships.

The May/August GAP will run on selected Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:30 pm to 8:00 p.m., and selected Saturdays from 10:30 am to 2:00 p.m. from December 10 through January 18. There are also options to help with youth pick-up and drop-off for continued engagement and mentoring.

Please contact ASK Program Manager, Shanelle Roberson, at askprogram@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.

HOME’s GAP will be available from December 10 through January 27. 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 the HOME Program Coordinator, Brianna Ledsome, at homelessness@georgetown.edu if you have any questions.