Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with Kid Power! Each year, hundreds of volunteers and mentors make Kid Power a truly transformative experience for local students. Without the aid of volunteers, like you, DC students would be unable to meet the goals the organization was founded upon.

Why volunteer with Kid Power? The future is with our students! As a volunteer, you have an opportunity to learn about Kid Power programs and empower local youth while fundamentally making a change in our communities that need it the most. Whether you want to help our After-School Instructors during academic enrichment; our PowerUp! program by hosting a Career Site Visit or workshop; our VeggieTime team in creating healthy eating habits; or becoming a mentor to a high school student, we are happy to have you join us! Kid Power volunteers not only become mentors but role models who build meaningful and lasting relationships with DC youth.

Volunteering Virtually: Kid Power currently offers limited virtual volunteer opportunities with our after-school program in addition to garden maintenance volunteer opportunities with our VeggieTime program. Our mentoring program is currently operating virtually and is accepting applications for mentors.

High School Student Opportunities: Kid Power provides high school students seeking community service hours with volunteer opportunities throughout the year. If you are interested in volunteering with Kid Power, please complete the volunteer interest form or reach out to the Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected] or 202-963-2620.

Volunteer Opportunities with After-School and Summer Programs

One Time Opportunities: Support a career readiness workshop, host a career site visit at your workplace, volunteer at a garden build event, and more! 

Fixed Schedule Opportunities: Work directly with elementary and middle school students at one of our 6 after-school program sites or volunteer at our Summer Leadership Academy. Whether you can come once a week or once, this is a rewarding experience for everybody.


Fill out the Volunteer Interest Form to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

Mentoring Opportunities

One-to-One community-based mentoring with DC students in grades 8-12. Our mentors empower youth to achieve their dreams and change their communities by supporting them in reaching academic, career, civic engagement, and personal development goals. The mentoring program is operating virtually during the ongoing pandemic and all requirements of the program are adapted to virtual or in-person meetings. If you are interested in mentoring, take a look at the program expectations:

  • Motivated!
  • 1 year commitment
  • 5-8 hours of communication each month
  • Weekly phone communication with protégé
  • One in-person meeting per month (**Suspended during  COVID-19 pandemic)
  • Communicate with staff monthly

Mentor Requirements:

  • At least 21 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Time to commit to supporting a teen with academic, college, career and personal development goals.

Intake requirements for Mentoring:

  • Complete the Mentor Application 
  • Submit two references
  • Interview
  • Mentor Training (online module and live session) 
  • State/Local Background Screening
  • Complete fingerprinting for FBI clearance
  • Online Mandated Reporter Training
  • Submit copies of driver’s license and care insurance (if applicable)