Summer of Service 2023

Calling the class of 2024!

The A Wider Circle (AWC) Summer Service volunteer program will give rising high school seniors the unique opportunity to spend the summer working behind the scenes with AWC staff.

Program participants will obtain job skills, increase their knowledge on the important issue of poverty, help their neighbors in the DMV community, and have a fun and memorable summer of service experience. The close interaction with the staff of AWC will give program participants the chance to gain valuable experience.

A candidate for the Summer of Service program must be a rising senior with a strong work ethic; have an interest in community service and leadership; exhibit maturity; and have a positive attitude.

Program participants will commit to at least 3 days of service per week, serving a total of at least fifteen hours of service per week.

Length of Service
The A Wider Circle Summer of Service program will take place from June 26 – July 28, 2023


Volunteer Program Assistant
This position involves assisting A Wider Circle Volunteer Staff with daily responsibilities and ongoing projects.

Responsibilities include assisting with leading volunteers, sorting donations and stocking the showroom, administrative duties, working on ongoing projects, and taking the lead on select projects with the support of volunteer team staff. On average, A Wider Circle is able to furnish 10-20 homes free of charge each day for our neighbors in need.

The ideal candidate should have a passion for leadership, community service, and professional development. Strong communication skills, the willingness to learn new skills, and the ability to take direction are a must.


  • The opportunity to work alongside professionals in the nonprofit space
  • Networking opportunities and new friends
  • Weekly lunch with staff members across all areas of A Wider Circle to learn more about their expertise
  • Contribute to the mission of A Wider Circle
  • A realistic look at multiple career paths in the non-profit space
  • Gain professional skills by taking on leadership roles and completing projects that will benefit A Wider Circle
  • An opportunity to complete required school community service hours

Basic orientation and training will take place during the first week of the program. Ongoing training will be provided by the program participant’s supervisors.

All program participants will meet with their supervisor daily to obtain their assignments and to get feedback and assistance with assignments that have proven challenging.

Application Deadline
The application deadline is 11:59pm, Friday May 26, 2023.

How to Apply
Applications can apply by completing an application and providing a written statement that explains your previous volunteer experience, why you are interested in our program, and what you hope to get out of the program.

For any questions, please e-mail volunteer@awidercircle.org or call the volunteer office at 301-608-3504

Complete Summer of Service High School Application