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
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 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
Virtual Career Panelist
Location: Virtual
Time Commitment: 1 hour
Frequency: One-time
Are you passionate about your career? Share your passion with youth in our residences and Drop-In Center. As a career panelist, you share a bit about your journey and provide an opportunity for youth to ask you questions.
We are currently seeking professionals in the following fields:
  • Video game designer
  • Multimedia artist/animator
  • Graphics engineer
  • Architect
  • Web developer
  • Nuclear technician
  • Radiation therapist
  • Nurse
  • EMT
  • General contractor 
  • Radio host/DJ
  • Postmaster 
  • Electrician
How to Apply:
Send a message of interest with a link to your LinkedIn profile to HUrban@sashabruce.org
Photographer
Location: Socially Distant (Admin)
Time Commitment: 2-3 hours
Frequency: One-time
Do you want to highlight your photography skills? Help us provide our new Lukey Kaempfer Transformation Scholars with new head shots. The photos will be featured on our site as well as othr promotional materials.
Interested in doing more? 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

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

  • Socks
  • Shirts
  • Toiletries 
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Gift Cards – for food and clothing

Special Projects – TVs

To help promote social distancing at our residences, we are in need of TVs for residents without one. This will discourage congregating in the common areas and help us reduce the spread of COVID. 

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

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