General Information

  • Volunteer Opportunities / Responsibilities: Volunteer Mentors Needed!

    BEST Kids is seeking adult volunteers to become mentors and impact the lives of youth! The BEST Kids Mentoring Program provides mentoring, college and career readiness and life-skills programming for youth who are in foster care and at-risk, ages 6-21 in the DC area.

    We are in need of consistent, caring adults that will be fun, energetic, trusting, and committed mentors. BEST Kids is guided by the belief that all children are talented. Through our mentoring, college and career prep, extensive training, staff support, and experiential learning-based Peer Groups, we encourage our youth to discover and develop their unique skills and abilities. 

    BEST Kids Mentoring Program works to enable youth to develop a positive sense of self, to acquire teamwork and group social skills, and to become productive members of society. Apply today to help a young person become their best selves!

    Requirements to become a mentor:
    You must be 21 years old or older
    Reside in the DC area long enough to fulfill a one-year commitment
    Have access to a reliable vehicle or transportation
    Provide a clean driving and criminal background record

    To apply, visit or email Program Director, Carl Scott at
  • Types of Volunteers Needed: individual/adult; adult groups of less than 5
  • Hours Needed: evenings during the week; daytime on the weekend