Volunteering at SBY provides groups and individuals the opportunity to have a powerful and positive impact on the lives of young people and families in the District. An overview of volunteer opportunities is listed below. Both one-time experiences and ongoing positions are available.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete and submit the Volunteer Application (found at the bottom of the page) according to the directions.


Volunteer Opportunities

Long-term volunteer commitments for groups and individuals:

Available long-term volunteer opportunities include:

  • Leading ongoing groups or workshops at our programs in an area of your expertise
  • Tutoring
  • Administrative work
  • Curriculum development
  • Assisting with special events

We will be launching a mentoring program for youth in our longer-term independent living and transitional housing programs, which we will begin in the Fall 2016.

Please check back in the first week of August for new volunteer job descriptions.


Short-term and one-time volunteer opportunities for groups and individuals:

Available long-term volunteer opportunities include:

  • Group projects to help keep Sasha Bruce’s buildings beautiful and functional, including painting, cleaning, gardening, landscaping, or providing any other type of expertise
  • Leading a workshop, class, or activity on a topic you or your group has expertise in
  • Leading a group activity such as a game night or family fun day

For both long-term and short-term opportunities, if you have other skills and talents you would like to share with the youth in our programs that are not listed above, please let us know in your application as well!



For more information about clinical internships for undergraduate and graduate students, please contact Ginny Hughes at ghughes@sashabruce.org.


In-kind donations:

SBY always has a need for hygiene items (deodorant, shaving materials, soap, shampoo, etc.), new baby items (diapers, wipes, socks, etc.), after-school snacks (cereal bars, water bottles, dry goods, etc.) and after-school activities (art supplies, school supplies, sports equipment, etc.).  Volunteers can coordinate donation drives.

Please check this page for updates, as different items are needed by our programs at different times of the year.

If you are interested in volunteering at Sasha Bruce, please fill out the volunteer application below and send to:

Katie McCann

Volunteer Coordinator


202-675-9340 extension 120

Sasha Bruce Youthwork Volunteer Application

All volunteers are subject to a Criminal Background Check and fingerprinting.  Clearance requirements vary across SBY programs and based on the volunteer’s state of residence.