Sasha Bruce


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

Help make the holidays special for Sasha Bruce youth and families with in-kind donations:

Sasha Bruce Youthwork offers safe homes and positive development activities for hundreds of young people with nowhere else to turn.  The holiday seasons can be very challenging for our families.  Our staff and volunteers are planning special events and parties during the holidays.  Please help by donating food or gifts listed in this attachment.  

Please email to coordinate drop-off of these items.  If you are interested in sponsoring a specific program and providing the specific gifts requested by the clients in that program, please also email for more information.

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.

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!


We have met our quota for the 2018-2019 Internships and the site will be closed until the fall of 2018 for the 2019-2020 Internships when we will reopen the site and welcome applicants.

For more information about clinical internships for undergraduate and graduate students, please contact Ginny Hughes at

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

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.