Are you interested in becoming involved with City Kids Wilderness Project directly or behind-the scenes? City Kids has multiple opportunities to get involved directly with youth or in the office.

Volunteer at City Kids After School
The City Kids after school program is located at the City Kids office at the Josephine Butler Parks Center in northwest DC. Positive role models are needed to assist with homework help, supervision, and assisted staff in teaching educational lessons. The after school requires a one day a week commitment to volunteer.

Volunteer on Weekend Adventure Trips
City Kids holds adventure day and overnight trips on weekends for City Kids of all ages throughout the school year. Volunteers are needed to assist staff in supervising, leading activities, and plan trips. To volunteer on weekend trips a minimum commitment of 4 trips a year is required.

Volunteer on Fundraising or Office Projects
The City Kids office staff are always looking for energetic and creative individuals to assist with or direct fundraising projects and program development projects. Examples of past projects include gear drives, fundraising events, pursuing corporate sponsorships, and developing written curriculum for programs.

Volunteers who work directly with campers go through a similar “hiring” process as employees. Because we are always concerned about the welfare of the children in our program, all individuals must be carefully screened. Therefore, we seek volunteers who are interested in extended commitments.

To apply, email with a cover letter & resume describing your interest in working with City Kids.

City Kids Wilderness Project Associate Board:

In celebration of our 20th year of service to the DC community, City Kids Wilderness Project is launching an Associate Board program. This Board will be made up of young professionals who share an interest in youth development, philanthropy, and the outdoors. Associate Board members will participate in social events and fundraising, and have the opportunity to participate in City Kids activities. The Associate Board will be a fun way to network and participate in outdoor adventures as well as gain board experience and receive mentorship from the City Kids Board of Directors.

If you would like to learn more, or apply for membership in the 2018 Associate Board class, please contact Ryan Banning, Senior Development Associate, at Thanks so much for considering the City Kids’ Associate Board Program!