At one of our two locations:
Ongoing activity throughout the school year
WHOSE HELP IS REQUIREDNone (project can be done by an individual with limited/no adult involvement)
HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Volunteers help students get the attention and help they need but may not be getting at school. They also serve as supportive friends who assist and inspire students for a few hours at the end of the school day. In other words, our volunteers help our students thrive in the classroom and beyond!
826LA's After-School Tutoring Program helps students ages 6 to 11 do homework, read, and write through one-on-one attention and support. Volunteers support students with their homework, and students respond to creative writing prompts daily. Kids become better writers; friendships are made; and kids get to see their works published every few months at a publication party, complete with live readings of student writings AND roaring applause!
In addition to the training, background check, and application explained below, you'll also need transportation to/from one of our tutoring centers in Mar Vista or Echo Park.
Volunteers must be ages 16 and up
Visit www.826la.org/volunteer to sign up for a Volunteering 101 session. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 915-0200 (Mar Vista) or (213) 413-3388 (Echo Park). Volunteers must be 16 or older.
1. Attend a Volunteering 101 training! You’ll get information about the history and mission of 826LA, hear about our programs, learn tips for being an effective 826LA volunteer, receive our Volunteer Handbook, and get registered as a volunteer. Visit www.826la.org/volunteer to sign up for a Volunteering 101 session.
2. Complete an off-site background check! You can learn more about our Live Scan process here, and once everything is clear, you’ll receive a welcome email and a link to our online Projects Calendar, where all 826LA volunteers can sign up for upcoming projects.
3. Sign up to do a project; show up on your designated date and time; and make a difference in the life of a child!
*To volunteer at 826LA, you must be at least 16 years of age. Volunteers who are 16-18 can only volunteer for after-school tutoring (offered throughout the school year) and our English Language Learner Summer Camp.
Note: If you are interested in working with 826LA as part of an externship or community service program offered by your high school, please contact Lauren Humphrey (lauren@826LA.org) in Mar Vista or Mariesa Arrañaga Kubasek (mariesa@826LA.org) in Echo Park.