Are you interested in joining the BBI family? Become a volunteer! Your support is what enables us to make a life-changing difference for the families we serve.

Giving your time and talent is a great way to support the mission of Bright Beginnings. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups who want to support the important work we do. Please complete an online application and contact us at volunteer@bbidc.org or 202-842-9090.

Volunteer Checklist

  • Completed volunteer application;
  • Sixteen years of age or older;
  • Provide a DC criminal background check;
  • Proof of a recent, negative Tuberculosis (TB) Test.

Volunteer Opportunities

Classroom Assistants
Teachers often need support in the classroom to work with children in small groups in different learning areas in the classrooms. Volunteers may be asked to work one-on-one with children, clean the classroom and assisting with various administrative tasks. If you are planning a volunteer activity for your group, we are limited to 20 volunteer classroom assistants per visit.

Volunteer Readers
Literacy is such a big focus for our early childhood program, we are always in need of volunteers to read to BBI students.

School Beautification Project (suggested for groups of 25 or more)
At regular intervals, our facilities require routine cleaning and maintenance including cleaning the playground equipment, washing the walls and disinfecting toys and indoor play areas. Artists are invited to design and paint murals for our hallways or paint our classrooms on weekends.

Field Trip Sponsors
In addition to monthly curriculum-based field trips, volunteers may sponsor an outside activity for our children and serve as chaperones and/or coordinators for the event.

Event Volunteers
Throughout the year, BBI hosts a variety of events for BBI students and their families. These events are supported in large part by our passionate and committed volunteers.  Please sign up for our mailing list to stay up-to-date.