Sasha Bruce

Volunteer Opportunities

Donate your time or expertise and help youth experiencing homelessness.

Volunteering at Sasha Bruce is a great way to give back and help youth experiencing homelessness. From one-time events to an on-going commitment, we appreciate your support.

Update: To ensure the safety of our youth and community members, all group and in-person volunteer opportunities are currently suspended. A list of available virtual and remote opportunities are listed below.

Current Opportunities

Notes of Encouragement / Project Appreciation
Location: Remote
Time Commitment: Varies
Frequency: Ongoing
The pandemic has been difficult for our staff and youth. Help brighten their day by writing a positive note and remind them you care.
How to Help:
By Email
Send your message by email or attach a picture to be shared with youth or staff and send it to info@sashabruce.org
By Mail 
Send a post card or notecard with your special message to:
Sasha Bruce Youthwork
Attn: Notes of Encouragement
741 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003
To coordiante a large group effort, please reach out to drico@sashabruce.org
Photographer
Location: Socially Distant (Admin)
Time Commitment: 2-3 hours
Frequency: One-time
Do you want to highlight your photography skills? Help capture candid photos of our various residential programs (externally).
This project requires compliance with social-distancing guidelines.
How to Apply:
Send a message of interest to drico@sashabruce.org
Web Design
Location: Remote
Time Commitment: Varies
Frequency: Ongoing, One-time Projects accepted.
Help ensure the Sasha Bruce website remains accessible to youth in need of support and those that care for them. Your by donating your web design services, you can help us:
  • Ensure WordPress is up to date
  • Address any immediate fixes (security and extension updates)
  • Update the navigation menu to make it more user-friendly
  • Refine page layouts to ensure we remain accessible to all as we pivot to virtual programming
  • Create a new page for the Lukey Kaempfer Transformation Project, our signature program aimed at helping formerly homeless youth pursue college and career opportunities.
  • Address any SSL issues
  • Improve SEO functionality and maximize our use of the Google AdWords Grant
  • Improve UX
  • Enhance tracking of KPI
How to Apply:
Send a message of interest to drico@sashabruce.org
Graphic Design
Location: Remote
Time Commitment: Varies
Frequency: Ongoing, One-time Projects accepted.
Help refresh templates and documents used in youth outreach. Your help will ensure participants have access to the latest information about services available to them in a visually appealing manner.
How to Apply:
Send a message of interest to drico@sashabruce.org
Project Welcome
Location: Remote
Time Commitment: Varies
Frequency: Ongoing
Help ensure new residents have new home essentials. 
Home essentials can include…
  • Dishware
  • Glasses & Mugs
  • Spatulas, Tongs, Whisks, Measuring Cups, Can Openers, Baking Sheets
  • Pots & Pans
  • Dish Soaps, Sponges, Dish Towles
  • Oven Mitts
  • Trash Bags 
  • Cleaning Supplies 
  • Twin Size Bedding  
  • Shower Curtains & Rods 
  • Bath Towels
How to Help:
By Mail or Drop Off 
Send your Project Welcome kit to:
Sasha Bruce Youthwork
Attn: Project Welcome
741 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003
To coordinate a large group effort, please reach out to drico@sashabruce.org
Project Joy
Location: Remote
Time Commitment: 2-3 hours
Frequency: One-time to Multiple Times
Help coordinate monthly birthday celebrations at key programs and home cooked meals.
How to Help:
Check back soon for sign-up link and more information. 
Project Home
Location: Varies
Time Commitment: Varies
Frequency: Ongoing, One-time Projects accepted.
Help with move-in/move-out renovations of units and yard maintenance.
How to Help:
Due to COVID-19 opportunities are currently limited.
Click here to sign-up to help.

Volunteer activities do not constitute a guaranteed offer of employment, contracts, or business opportunities.

All volunteers are subject to a Criminal Background Check, fingerprinting, as well as additional clearance requirements based on the project. 

In-Kind Donations

In-kind donations help ensure that our youth have access to what they need most. 

Please note that at this time we cannot accept used clothes.

COVID-19 Specific Needs

  • PPE Equipment (masks, gloves, etc)
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Non-perishable food
  • Gift cards

Ongoing Needs

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Hair Grease
  • Mouthwash, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste & Floss
  • Combs & Hairbrushes
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Towels
  • Bedding for Twin-Sized Beds ( Sheets, Pillows & Blankets)
  • Crib Sheets
  • First Aid Kits
  • Deodorant
  • Underwear
  • Diapers & Disposable Diaper Bags
  • Wipes
  • Q-tips
  • Lotion
  • Socks
  • Shirts
  • Hangers
  • Menstrual Hygiene Products
  • Gift Cards – for Food & Clothing
  • Individually Packaged Snacks
  • Gently Used Furnuinture    

To arrange for a drop-off, please email drico@sashabruce.org or call (202) 657-9340.

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