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 and as a volunteer, you have an opportunity to learn about Kid Power programs and be the difference to empower local youth and fundamentally make a change in our communities that need it the most. Kid Power volunteers not only become mentors but role models who build meaningful and lasting relationships.

High School Student Opportunities: Kid Power provides high school students seeking community service hours with volunteer opportunities each summer. For more questions regarding community service opportunities contact Jessica Truitt at [email protected].

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.

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, college, career and personal development goals. If you are interested in mentoring, take a look at the program expectations:

  • Motivated!
  • 1 year commitment
  • 4-8 hours face-to-face time each month
  • Weekly phone communication with protégé
  • 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 
  • State/Local Background Screening
  • Complete fingerprinting for FBI clearance
  • Submit two references
  • Mentor Training
  • Online Mandated Reporter Training
  • Interview
  • Submit copies of driver’s license and care insurance (if applicable)