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 or sign-up for volunteer alerts.

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 DC High School Students in Academics, ESL & College Prep at Roosevelt High

Tutor DC High School Students in Academics & College Prep at Wilson High

Tutor Teen Center Youth After School – The Zone Program

Summer 2017 Teen Center Internship Opportunities – Faircliff Plaza West Program

Summer 2017 Teen Center Internship Opportunities – 2nd Nature Program 

Help Youth Succeed in Obtaining Their GED

Mentor Youth in Health Related Careers

Distribute Packages for the Winter Food Bank at MMYC Riverdale – one time event or monthly opportunity. Next Date: Thursday May 18, 2017.

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