Education: The Key to Escaping Poverty - Join us! (San Rafael, CA)


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91 Larkspur StreetSan Rafael, CA 94901


Canal Alliance is a high-performing, multi-service organization located in San Rafael, which serves the Spanish-speaking immigrant population in Marin County and beyond. We utilize an evidence-based, data driven service model that "helps low-income, Spanish-speaking immigrants to acquire the tools they need to thrive."

Canal Alliance University Prep "UP!" - Volunteer Job Description

By providing homework support to students, volunteers will contribute to the UP! goal of 100% of our students graduating from a 4-year university.

Program Dates:
Middle school: August 29-June 7
High school: August 22-June7

Homework help hours:
Middle School: Mon 4:30-5:30pm, Tue & Wed 3:30-5:30pm, Thurs 2-4pm
High School: Mon-Thurs 4:45-6:45pm

*Provide homework support to individuals or small groups of students
*Communicate regularly with the program supervisor about any academic or socio-emotional issues
*Provide a nurturing, supportive, and positive learning environment with high expectations
*Sign in and out daily, and wear a name badge when on site

*Ability to build positive relationships with students, staff, and other volunteers
*Strong content knowledge in your identified subject(s)
*Ability to communicate effectively with students, volunteers and staff
*Ability to work with people of varied cultural and socio-economic backgrounds

*Attend a mandatory volunteer orientation
-- Wed, Aug 17 from 10am-12pm OR
-- Thurs, Aug 18 from 3:30pm-5:30pm
*Minimum commitment of 2 hours per week
*Volunteers must pass criminal background check prior to participation and sign a volunteer agreement
*Commitment to volunteer for the full academic year strongly preferred.

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  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week
  • Commitment to volunteer for the full academic year strongly preferred.

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