What is Breakthrough San Francisco?
Breakthrough San Francisco is an educational non-profit that supports young people in San Francisco on the path to college and trains outstanding college students for education careers. We are looking for adults, college students, high school students, and SFDS eighth graders to volunteer in our after-school program with academically motivated 5 th-8 th grade students from underserved communities around San Francisco. All programming takes place at San Francisco Day School (350 Masonic Avenue at Golden Gate Avenue). All volunteers receive extensive training and ongoing support from Breakthrough’s program staff. Our students are motivated, enthusiastic, visionary, and talented.
What will volunteers be doing?
We are looking for tutors/teachers to work with enthusiastic 5th-8th graders through our comprehensive, tuition-free after-school program that promotes academic excellence, youth leadership, and intellectual growth for students from underserved communities around San Francisco.
What is the time commitment?
The commitment is one afternoon per week (Mon from 3:30-5:30pm, Tue from 4:00-6:00pm, Wed from 3:30-5:30pm, or Thu from 4:00-6:00pm), from the week of Feb. 6 to the week of May 1.
Most volunteers spend the first part of the afternoon tutoring. On Mon. and Wed., tutors are matched with particular students for the duration of the semester to allow for consistency and relationship building. On Tue. and Thur., tutors assist students during "study hall," where students complete their assignments, practice self-advocacy skills, and work on organization.
Volunteers high school age and older who are interested in an additional leadership opportunity can apply to teach a class as well. On Mon. and Wed., volunteers can teach a self-designed elective class of 5-10 fifth and sixth grade students. On Tue. returning volunteers can teach a math class to groups of 10-12 seventh grade students. Please note that the number of teaching positions is limited, and that those opting to teach are expected to spend time outside of Breakthrough preparing for their classes.
All volunteers will be required to attend a mandatory training on Wed. Feb. 1 from 5:00-8:00pm. Teachers will be required to attend an additional training on Thur. Feb. 2 from 5:00-8:00pm.
How to Apply
For more information, visit www.breakthroughsf.org/volunteer or email Sasha Mungal, Director of Volunteer Programs and Community Partnerships, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application can be found here: www.breakthroughsf.org/volunteer
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through Fri. Jan. 20, 2017
- Teaching / Instruction
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 14
- Orientation or Training
- One day per week (for 2 hours) over ten weeks.
- Fingerprinting for those 18+ paid by Breakthrough