826 Valencia Field Trips Volunteer


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


826 Valencia StreetSan Francisco, CA 94110


Requirements for working with youth:

  • Available between the hours of 9:30AM and 12:00PM, Monday through Thursday (Don't worry, you'll be able to choose which days!)

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Able to provide or obtain proof of a negative TB test from within the past four years, or a clear TB risk assessment from your health care provider

  • Willing to submit to a LiveScan background check

  • Excited about supporting the development of young learners!

Field Trips:

We are currently accepting applications for volunteers during the 2016-2017 school year with weekday morning availability to participate in our field trip program, which takes place onsite at 826 Valencia. The program happens Monday - Thursday from 9:30AM to 12:00PM. Each field trip welcomes approximately 25-35 students from local San Francisco elementary schools into our Writing Lab.

Happening now!

Field Trips | Monday-Thursday | 9:00 AM -12:30 PM | At 826 Valencia's Writer's Lab

On weekday mornings we open up our Writer’s Lab to students for a two-hour writing extravaganza where they are challenged to collectively write an original story in two hours. Volunteer roles include: typist, in-house editor, illustrator, and crucial support roles that help guide students as they learn the elements of storytelling. If you have a creative and versatile group, this could be a great fit.

Storytelling and Bookmaking is our most popular field trip, in which students create their own story with the help of volunteers. Students collaborate as a class to come up with the setting, characters, and plot and then break away from the group to individually write their endings.

Volunteers like you support the students throughout the process, guiding them as they work through their ideas. Each student --and volunteer-- leaves the field trip with a copy of the book.

Next Steps:

Interested in helping with the Field Trips Program? Begin the process by filling out our online registration form: www.826valencia.org/volunteer-registration/

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Shoot an email to volunteer@826valencia.org


  • Mentoring
  • Visual Arts
  • Literacy / Reading

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible
  • Negative TB Test within the last four (4) years, or clear TB risk assessment from a doctor
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