Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC)! As a community-based organization serving over 4,000 individuals each year in three jurisdictions, LAYC relies on the time and talents of its neighbors to fulfill its mission to empower a diverse population of youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood through multi-cultural, comprehensive, and innovative programs that address youths’ social, academic, and career needs. Each year, LAYC volunteers donate hundreds of hours to individual and group projects ranging from homework tutoring, space beautification, or serving meals at our annual community holiday celebration.

There are opportunities for a variety of interests and availability. Our openings vary throughout the year, so please check back often.

Current Openings

One-time events or opportunities are listed at the top by date, followed by any short or long-term commitment opportunities. If any particular opportunity fits your interests, availability, and commitment preference, please sign-up by clicking on the link or follow the application instructions in each description.  A staff person for that particular volunteer opportunity will be in touch with you for more information.

Tutor GED/Standard Academics with Community Schools – YouthBuild PCS

Tutor DC High School Students in Academics & College Prep – Wilson High Fall 2017 

Recruit & Conduct Outreach to Foster Parents in D.C.

Mentor Young Parents Pursuing Healthy Lifestyles

Distribute Packages for the Winter Food Bank at MMYC Riverdale – one time event or monthly opportunity. Next Date: February 15, 2018.

NOTE: Each program has unique on-boarding processes. Some opportunities that deal directly with minors require security and background checks.