Give Back Awards FAQ

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What time should I arrive?
Registration opens at 5:30 PM , and networking will run through 6:00 PM. The program will begin promptly at 6:00 PM, and our service project will kick off at 7:00 PM.

When will the event end?
We’ll wrap up at 8:00 PM.  

What should I wear?
Wear whatever you’ll be comfortable in while working on your feet and doing a little moving around. Whether your vibe is more business formal or business casual, our strongest suggestion is to sport some comfy shoes.

Will there be dinner?
We’ll be serving heavy hors d’oeuvres, as well as beer and wine. You’ll be full enough that you won’t hit an after-work hangry wall, but not so full that you’re in a food coma and can’t volunteer.

Can I bring my kids?
Yes! Kids over the age of 5 are welcome to join us, because it’s never too early to start giving back. Just register your kids for a “Youth” ticket when you reserve your own spot.

Where do I park?
City Year is located at 287 Columbus Ave in Boston, and there is on street parking available on Columbus Ave (metered) and surrounding streets. 

Can I get there by public transportation?
Yes! The City Year headquarters is only a five minute walk from the Back Bay orange line T stop. Check out for details.

Where do I enter?
Enter the building through the front entrance on Columbus Avenue.