The National Council of Jewish Women is a volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of social change for over a century. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW courageously takes a progressive stance on issues such as child welfare, women’s rights, and reproductive freedom.
Project Description: The NCJW/LA After School Homework Club (ASHC) fosters a sense of personal responsibility for success and builds self-esteem and confidence in the student's ability to succeed. Sometimes volunteers are the only adults available to work with these children on their homework.
Volunteer Role & Responsibilities: You can help provide children with an educational and safe environment to encourage self-motivated homework completion! We collaborate with school staff to make sure that students are getting the proper help and support from our volunteers and their teachers. Volunteers work one-on-one or with small groups of students in grades 1 through 8.
If you are excited about working with kids, have patience and understanding for students who may be struggling in different subject areas, and a warm enthusiasm, this is the right role for you. We are always looking for bilingual volunteers, primarily in Spanish, Farsi or Russian.
Requirements: Volunteers will need to submit a Volunteer Application as well as a LiveScan fingerprint submission to the California Dept of Justice. Volunteers will also need to submit a TB test or clear chest x-ray taken within the past two years. Training will be given on-site during Homework Club hours.
Time Commitment: Tuesdays from 2-4pm and Thursdays from 2:45-4pm at two elementary schools in the West Hollywood areas. Volunteers are asked to commit weekly to at least one day a week for the school year, September to June.
Benefits: Volunteers have the satisfaction of knowing they are helping youth receive academic assistance and support that they may not otherwise receive outside the classroom.
"After School programs can help children develop greater confidence in their academic abilities and a greater interest in school, both of which have been shown to lead to improved school attendance and completion rates." - The US Dept of Education
To get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (323) 852-8505.
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- At least one day a week for the school year