Make a difference in a student’s life by serving as an EWDC mentor for the 2022-2023 school year.
Since 1995, Everybody Wins DC has helped children thrive through the power of reading. And for each of our programs, it is our volunteers who make it all possible. You can join an amazing group of dedicated individuals who support children across the region by signing up as an EWDC mentor today! Get started here: School Year 2022-23 Mentor Registration Portal.
Is there a requirement to undergo a background check?
Power Readers is a mentoring program that includes repeated interaction with students. As such, Power Readers volunteers are required to complete a background clearance check. This process is not managed by EWDC and depends upon the requirements outlined by the student's school system (i.e. DCPS, Arlington County).
Click here for info about the DCPS clearance process. Please note: DCPS has added new, additional steps in the clearance process and is experiencing significant processing delays. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause to our volunteers.
Click here for info about the APS clearance process.
Click here for info about the MCPS clearance process.
Questions? email Jen McKenzie, EWDC’s Volunteer and Partnership Manager.
Are there other ways we can support EWDC students?
In addition to our program volunteers, EWDC also works with individuals and organizations to complete service activities that broadly support our work. These include hosting book drives, writing notes of encouragement to students, and helping to process books for distributions. If you would like to learn more about these engagement opportunities, please contact Jen McKenzie, EWDC’s Volunteer and Partnership Manager. You can also learn about other ways to support our students through financial gifts here.