Be a Writer Coach--Help Students Succeed


Cause Areas


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


Middle schools or high schoolsBerkeley, Albany, El Cerrito or Richmond, CA 94703


WriterCoach Connection takes teams of trained volunteers into middle school and high school English classes to provide one-on-one academic support to students on their classroom writing assignments. Coaches help students develop their ideas and perspectives and strengthen their writing skills. With positive encouragement from a caring adult, students become confident and competent writers and thinkers. "It's the highlight of my week," says one WCC coach. Students complete and turn in more assignments, and teachers report that the writing improves dramatically. WCC's in-depth training provides the strategies and practice you'll need to be a terrific coach. Make a commitment of 1-2 hours during the school day, a few times per month, and enjoy the satisfaction of helping students succeed. We welcome parents, grandparents, college students, working and retired people, and community members of all backgrounds. Volunteers must complete the WCC training to become a writing coach. For more information and to register, please visit:


  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 class period, 2-4 times per month
  • English language proficiency. You don't need to be a writing expert; training provided.
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