REMOTELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Our regular programming is held at seven different locations—our Tutoring Center in Egleston Square and six different Boston Public Schools. The vast majority of students in 826 Boston programming attend Boston Public Schools (BPS) in Roxbury, Dorchester, and Jamaica Plain.
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WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED
HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
826 Boston maintains a network of more than 2,500 volunteers from the Boston community—including professional writers, artists, and teachers. More than 700 volunteers regularly devote their time and talents to our programs. These qualified and compassionate individuals are involved in each and every program 826 Boston offers.
Join our community of more than 700 writing coaches, tutors, storytellers, editors, illustrators, workshop leaders, and more! Our volunteers wear many hats and help out in a variety of 826 Boston programs. Learn more about the roles you can take on as a volunteer - in our Writers' Rooms; in our Tutoring Center; and with our Annual Projects.
Our programming caters to students from ages 6 to 18, both in and out of school, across a range of subjects, so the choice simply depends on your interests and strengths.
You must be at least 16 years old.
Ensure you can commit to weekly sessions and then scroll down for "VIEW INSTRUCTIONS" for detailed information!
- Review the 826 Boston Volunteer Orientation Guide.
The Volunteer Orientation Guide provides an in-depth look at our programs, impact, and volunteer roles and responsibilities.
- Submit a Tutor Application and Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI).
The submission form is available at the end of the Volunteer Orientation Guide.
- Attend a New Tutor Training Session.
During Tutor Training, we will review the skills needed to be a successful tutor in any of our programs. Registration and upcoming dates are listed at the end of the Volunteer Orientation Guide.
- Sign up for shifts!
Volunteers can commit to regular weekly tutoring shifts or sign up for individual shifts based on their availability.