Volunteer & Join the YoKid Team Today!
Whether you’re an experienced yogi or interested in learning more about kid & teen yoga yourself, we want YOU on the YoKid team!
Check out the different ways that you can get involved:
1. Volunteer Classroom Assistant: Volunteer Classroom Assistants are an extra set of hands for the YoKid yoga teachers and a great way to get involved if you’re newer to yoga and/or you want to help but not in a lead position. Responsibilities include: assist and support the teachers within the classroom as they deliver fun and creative yoga classes in a safe and nurturing environment; commit to a minimum of one class per week for six weeks (typical classes are 45-60 minutes in length). Volunteer Assistants must complete the form below and a background check. No prior yoga experience necessary. Apply by clicking here. Volunteer opportunities are in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
2. Yoga Teacher Volunteers: Our volunteer yoga teachers are those with previous yoga experience who have an interest in teaching kids yoga. Our volunteer yoga teachers are paid a stipend for each class they teach. Volunteer opportunities are in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Apply by clicking here.
3. YoKid Ambassadors: Set up and teach kids yoga on YOUR schedule with the YoKid Ambassador program. Every class you teach helps bring yoga to at-risk and under-served youth. YoKid Ambassadors set up and establish YoKid programs in their community. This is currently a pilot program and is available to those who have completed the 20 hour YoKid teacher training. Apply by clicking here.
Do I Need Special Training?
Completion of the 20 hour basic kids yoga teacher certification training is required for our YoKid Ambassadors and our Yoga Teacher Volunteers. No training is required for our Volunteer Classroom Assistants.
How Do I Get Started?
Choose which volunteer position best suits your interests, complete and submit the appropriate application AND download and follow the directions for the background check.
Click here to download Background Check Instructions
Where are the classes?
YoKid classes for kids & teens can be found in Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland. YoKid volunteer classroom assistants and teachers are needed in Washington DC, Maryland, & Virginia. Apply for one of our volunteer opportunities now by clicking here.
New...YoKid Ambassadors are now trained to set up and teach classes throughout the 50 States extending YoKid’s benefits to kids & teens beyond Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia! Volunteer to become a classroom assistant, teacher or ambassador & learn more by clicking here
“I think it is wonderful to be able to introduce children to yoga at an age when I don’t think I, or most of my peers had ever heard of, let alone done yoga. I hope it sparks a love for yoga that they can carry with them into the future.” ~ A.M., YoKid Teacher