Volunteer Opportuntities

Thanksgiving Box Deliveries

Location: South Sound Church
1416 26th Ave NE, Olympia, WA 98506

Thanksgiving baskets are delivered to needy families the week of November 19th – 20th. City Gates will supply the families contact information, names, number of individuals being served, and circumstance. City Gates provides the provision for the boxes including the Turkey and all the fixings.
Needing teams to prepare boxes and delivery to families in need

Starting time:
• November 19th – 20th.
• 4:00 pm packing (10-15 people)
• 5:00-7:00 pm deliveries (15-20 people)


Mobile Home Project

Location: Flying Carpet Mobile Home Park #7
6748 Fir Tree Rd SE # 7, Olympia, WA 98513

• Painting and hanging trim boards
• Laying Laminate Floors
• Cleaning walls, windows, etc.

Starting times:
• Times are flexible for teams throughout the month
• Saturdays are always open 8:00am / 3:00pm


Albertsons Harvest Fundraiser

It is a very important fundraiser that supplies commodities for clients in distress all year long. As a volunteer you’ll provide incoming store customers a shopping list of items. They can  choose which items to purchase and donate them to City Gates when they leave the store.

Location: Albertsons
3520 Pacific Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501

  • November 1st through December 24th. 
  • 2-3 hour shifts 7 days a week between 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • 2-3 person volunteers at a time works well.
  • See calendar for current shift openings
  • To volunteer use the form on this page or call (360) 705-0291 ext 7

Christmas Sponsorship

Like to sponsor a needy family this year? We will set up the teams who are interested with families needing help for Christmas. City Gates would supply the families contact information, names, gender, needs and circumstance. City Gates will supply food for the sponsored family. 

  • City Gates will be accepting calls for assistance beginning the week of November.
  • All families needing assistance with Christmas will be personally interviewed before being accepted into the program.
  • Sponsor would deliver the food with the gifts.
  • Great way to build long term relationships while blessing a needy family.

Food Delivery 

Pick up Location: 4107 Libby Rd. NE Olympia WA. 98506

Throughout the year City Gates delivers food to people who do not have the means to get to the food bank. The elderly, disabled, and those who live outside the bus line or do not have vehicles. City Gates will supply the contact information; name address, and circumstance and food – provision needed for each delivery. The objective is to deliver the provision and pray for those receiving.

  • Runs weekly throughout  the year.
  • Drivers are notified when a delivery is needed 
  • Food delivery assistance is based on individual circumstances
  • Delivery schedules are based on calls coming in.
  • Flexibility is required

Furniture Ministry

 Furniture Ministry runs on Saturdays only. Truck is routed to different locations to pick up donated furniture and then delivered to individuals transitioning into housing.

  • At least 2 people are required
  • Starting times (9:00 am)

Thursday Night Street Lights

Every Thursday City Gates takes a fleet of trucks to the corner of State and Adams. We open with a gospel message at 7:00pm and then open the trucks to serve the less fortunate with provision; food, blankets, clothes, hygiene, propane, candles, flash lights etc.

Open invitation for as many who would like to volunteer!
Areas we need your support:

 Moms van

  • 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Handing out provisions
  • Praying and mingling with clients

Truck drivers 

  • 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Drive trucks to & from location (Proof of driver’s license required)

Ministry site

  • Don’t miss our Candle Light service on the street December 20th  7:00 pm.

Restocking Vans

Location: 4107 Libby Rd. NE Olympia WA. 98506

  • Donated clothes are sorted and used to restock the vans for the following Thursday services.
  • Saturdays only starting time:• 8:00 am 

All of the ministries and services provided by City Gates Ministries are run by volunteers.  Our volunteer base has grown but the need is great.  We exist to tangibly show the love of God to the needy in our community.  Volunteering with us will stretch you.  It will also make you grow as you learn to work with our diverse clientele.  There is room for those who wish to participate in direct ministry as well as those who prefer to work behind the scenes.

The following are areas where we are currently seeking volunteers.

Reaching out to people in need

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