Volunteer Job Descriptions

Please see below for our volunteer needs. Email Sarah to find out more! 

Sip & Paint Instructor 

  • Lead a guided painting session for SMYAL youth once a month at our youth center
  • Ability to relate to youth

Condom Distributer 

  • Distribute condoms at high traffic areas of DC
  • Ability to conduct outreach to at risk youth
  • Comfortable relating to young people 
  • Knowledge of safe-sex practices

Event Assistant

  • Attend development events (help run event)
  • Assist with registration
  • Answer SMYAL organization questions
  • Sell SMYAL t-shirts
  • Assist with check-in

Community Outreach Representative

  • Attend meetings on behalf of SMYAL and reports back to staff
  • Represent SMYAL around the city when staff cannot attend

Tabling Representative

  • Accurately speak about SMYAL at tabling events
  • Take materials to event and return materials back to SMYAL
  • Unpack the materials
  • Turn in sign-in sheets

Social Media Volunteer

  • Write/develop content
  • Take photos for content or use our existing photos
  • Develop a social media plan for specific events  


  • Attend development events to document
  • Take photos at programs


  • Assist in writing content for newsletters
  • Work with youth in writing news articles
  • Help to keep our website up to date

Program Volunteer

  • Work with the SMYAL staff to set-up the space for program/event of the evening
  •  Help answer the door and welcome youth to the space
  • Assist with facilitation of the evenings program
  • Assist with clean-up after the program concludes
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