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Ready to Help Other Kids?

Rev Up the Writing - After-School Tutoring

DURATION

2-4 hours

WHERE

At one of our two locations:

Mar Vista
12515 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066

OR

Echo Park
1714 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

WHEN

Ongoing activity throughout the school year

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

None (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!

DESCRIPTION

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!


ITEMS NEEDED

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.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

High school students ages 16+ are invited to volunteer for some of our programs. 


NEXT STEPS

Visit www.826la.org/volunteer to sign up for a Volunteering 101 session. If you have questions, please email iwanttohelp@826la.org or call (310) 915-0200 (Mar Vista) or (213) 413-3388 (Echo Park). 


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There are three easy steps you need to take:

  1. Sign up HERE for our Volunteering 101 orientation. During Volunteering 101 you’ll gain more information about 826LA, our programs, tips for being an effective volunteer, and more!
  2. All 826LA volunteers must complete a background check via Live Scan fingerprinting service (you can learn more about our Live Scan process here). We will share more about this process at orientation.
  3. Fill out our online volunteer form. You’ll receive the link for this after signing up for an orientation.
  4. Lastly, once your background check 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.
  5. Still have questions, you can email us at volunteerteam@826la.org or call us at: Echo Park 213-413-3388 or Mar Vista 310-915-0200.
  6. Please let us know you found out about this opportunity through PGK!
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