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ORGANIZATION: 826 Valencia

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If you're an illustrator looking for a fun way to give back to the community and use your talents to make young kids smile, 826 Valencia would love to have you join our team of Field Trip volunteers!
On weekday mornings, we bring an elementary classroom into our writing center and help them develop an entire story from start to finish. At the end of the field trip, students walk away with a printed chapbook of their work -- but like any children's book out there, the story is never complete without the beautiful illustrations that bring it to life. Without your talents we would never know what a half-dolphin, half-crocodile, underwater princess would look like!


WHERE: At 826 Valencia, a nonprofit organization promoting the literary arts in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco. Our tutoring lab is located behind a Pirate Supply Store front, at 826 Valencia St., San Francisco CA 94110.


WHEN: Field trips take place Monday through Thursday from 9:30am - 12:00pm during the school year. Check out our website for more information: https://826valencia.org/programs/new-field-trips/ Please note that all volunteers will be required to attend an orientation and pass a background check.

Field Trips are Happening NOW!

Field Trips | Monday-Thursday | 9:30 AM -12:00 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.

WHY: 826 Valencia is dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their writing skills, and to helping teachers get their students excited about the literary arts. The students who attend our Storytelling and Bookmaking Field Trip program LOVE to see their stories come to life! Come be a part of a worthwhile opportunity to share your craft and give back to your community.

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? Email us at volunteer@826valencia.org!

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About 826 Valencia

Location:

826 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, US

Mission Statement

826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.


Description

826 Valencia comprises three writing centers-our flagship location in the Mission District, a center in the Tenderloin neighborhood, and a new center on the ground floor of an affordable housing building in Mission Bay -and three satellite classrooms at nearby public schools. All of our programs are offered free of charge to make them accessible to the students who would not otherwise be able to access our support.


Our goals are:

1) Transform students’ relationships to writing, building their confidence and pride.

2) Provide individualized attention and support, so students can make great leaps in learning.
3) Partner with under-resourced schools and communities, providing our free services to those who would not otherwise have access.


4) Cultivate wonder, inspiring imagination and creativity in all of our spaces and programs.


Please visit our webpage for more information: https://826valencia.org/

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

826 ValenciaSan Francisco, CA 94110

(37.75956,-122.42164)
 

SKILLS

  • Drawing
  • Visual Arts
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Child Development

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Proof of a negative TB test from the last four years, or a clear TB risk assessment from a doctor

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