General Information

  • Volunteer Opportunities / Responsibilities: Volunteers Needed Ė Mentor a Youth in Foster Care!

    BEST Kids is seeking adult volunteers to become mentors and impact the lives of youth! BEST Kids Mentoring Program provides one-on-one mentoring for youth ages 6-21 in DC foster care. 

    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 one-on-one volunteering mentoring, 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 (own vehicle or subscription to car service like Zipcar)
    Provide a clean driving and criminal background record

    To apply, visit or email Recruitment and Communications Specialist Nia Brown at
  • Types of Volunteers Needed: individual/adult; adult groups of less than 5
  • Hours Needed: evenings during the week; daytime on the weekend