Ready to Help Other Kids?

Rev Up the Writing - After-School Tutoring


2-4 hours


At one of our two locations:

Mar Vista
12515 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066


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


Ongoing activity throughout the school year


None (project can be done by an individual with limited/no adult involvement)


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.


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


Visit to sign up for a Volunteering 101 session. If you have questions, please email 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 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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