1317 G Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
YSOP has been building bridges between youth who want to serve and people in need while emphasizing the Quaker values of respect, simplicity, and service. Students learn that it doesn’t matter how old you are, there is always a way to support the needs of your community. Students learn about the wide variety of organizations available, and are inspired to find more ways to serve after leaving YSOP.
YSOP engages youth in service to people experiencing homelessness and food insecurity in both New York City and Washington, DC. We host one-day, overnight and weeklong service programs for middle school, high school and college students. All programs include orientation, service and reflection led by trained YSOP staff. YSOP volunteers serve at soup kitchens, food pantries, day shelters, senior services, as well as clothing and furniture banks.
A Service Week is 4 days and typically runs from Monday through Thursday. Participants spend 4 days serving in various communities throughout the city. By serving with different organizations during the week, volunteers have an opportunity to learn about a variety of agencies, gain experience doing different types of service work and learn about the different neighborhoods throughout the city. A work day typically lasts 4-5 hours, giving participants a chance to explore the city as well. One evening, after a day of service, participants prepare a community meal at YSOP, which they share over games and conversations with YSOP homeless and hungry guests. One afternoon participants meet with a speaker involved in service, advocacy, or who has personal history with homelessness or hunger.
*Lodging is available
Domestic Mission Trip