Inspire a love for literacy at Girls Inc.!


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510 16th StreetOakland, CA 94621


Girls Inc. is seeking Literacy Volunteers to assist in the delivery of elementary afterschool programs that helps K-3rd grade girls develop stronger reading and writing skills using Girls Inc.'s award-winning research-based curriculum.

A GIRLStart volunteer is professional, creative, flexible, fun, and able to communicate with both girls and adults. Above all, this person is a role model and mentor for young girls.

Volunteers will: help deliver and coordinate literacy enrichment activities, work with small groups and/or individuals to provide reading or writing assistance as needed, assist in whole group activities, and work closely with staff.

GIRLStart volunteers commit to volunteering at least once a week (M-F) from about 3:15 to 5:15pm until the end of the school semester or school year. Programs are held at elementary schools in San Leandro and Oakland.

Benefits: Volunteers will develop and enhance skills in reading and writing instruction, group facilitation, and mentoring.


  • Child Development
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once a week for two hours
  • Fill out the volunteer application:

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