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 5.
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.
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 two days/month for the school year