Get Involved with The Store

The Store is a valuable community resource and has been made possible by the generosity of hundreds of volunteers and donors. There are several ways you can get involved to support The Store. 

Student putting boxes of food on a shelf

Volunteer with The Store

The Store would not be able to operate without the valued help of our volunteers, who are recruited, trained, and managed by The Store student organization members. Volunteers stock shelves, clean The Store, pick up and deliver food from our partners, and manage the overall upkeep of The Store. 

GW students, alumni, faculty, and staff may also volunteer with The Store during service days, such as the Welcome Day of Service, Veterans Day of Service, and MLK Day of Service.

Sign up to Volunteer

Join the Student Org

For a more involved individual volunteer experience, volunteers can consider applying for a Store manager position. Only students can apply for this position. Store managers assist with our bi-weekly stocks of the store, and take on more of a leadership role than the regular weekly volunteers. In addition, managers became a part of the student organization.

The Store is run and managed by the student organization, which is run by an executive board and includes all volunteers, shoppers, store managers, as well as any interested community members. We hold regular General Body Meetings, and all current or prospective organization members are welcome to join. Executive board applications open annually in late November or early December (applications open to all), regardless of past involvement with The Store. Formal experience is required to apply for these positions. For more information about joining The Store student organization, please email us at [email protected].

Learn More About The Store Student Org


We are extremely thankful for all of the support and welcome additional donations. You can support The Store by donating canned goods (soup, tomato sauce, etc.), non-perishable food items (pasta, rice, oatmeal, cereal, and peanut butter are in high demand), school supplies, personal hygiene items, and interview or professional attire.

If you would like to drop-off items to The Store, please email us at [email protected].

The Store also accepts monetary donations via the GW Development website. In the Gift Designation box, click the option to Direct Your Gift to a specific cause, and select "The Store / GW's Food Pantry" from the dropdown menu.

Give to The Store