Retired and senior volunteers urgently needed to mentor unhoused children!

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ORGANIZATION: School on Wheels

Retired Volunteer

Are you passionate about education and want to serve as a role model? Children experiencing homelessness need extra time and attention to succeed in school. We train and match our volunteers with students in their community, who then meet weekly to focus on learning. You can specify to work one-on-one with an elementary, middle, or high school student in-person or meet your student virtually!

Based in Southern California, School on Wheels provides academic tutoring to children living in shelters, motels, vehicles, group foster homes, and on the streets. We provide students stability in a time of stress and transition and help them achieve educational success so that they may break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. We have opportunities in

  • Los Angeles County
  • Orange County
  • Riverside County
  • Santa Barbara County
  • San Bernardino County
  • San Diego County
  • Ventura County

Volunteers are asked to commit a minimum of 1 hour a week for a year. Tutoring usually happens on weekdays between 3 pm-7 pm. We provide in-depth training and ongoing support to all our tutors.

Change a life - Apply to become a tutor today : https://schoolonwheels.org/apply-to-be-a-volunteer/

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About School on Wheels

Location:

600 E 7th Street, Suite 109, Los Angeles, CA 90021, US

Mission Statement

To enhancing educational opportunities for children from kindergarten through twelfth grade who are experiencing homelessness.

Description

Volunteering to tutor children experiencing homelessness with School on Wheels is a one-hour-a-week commitment and no teaching experience is needed. Volunteering with School on Wheels is an opportunity to share something significant with a child and in return gain meaning in your own life. You can make a difference by supporting children who live in local shelters, motels, foster group homes, and vehicles.

Opportunities: We have both online and in-person opportunities in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, and San Diego ( online only ) counties. You can also volunteer at our Learning Center in Downtown LA with staff and other volunteers. Many children go to the Learning Center after school and throughout the summer.

The process to become a volunteer includes a few easy steps: fill out our application, attend a virtual training, provide two references, and complete a background check.

To learn more about School on Wheels and how to apply please visit our website at https://schoolonwheels.org/apply-to-be-a-volunteer/

* Interested applicants must be based in California*

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Homeless & Housing
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Los Angeles, CA 90021

(34.03093,-118.23804)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring
  • Child Development
  • Mathematics

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 1 hour per week
  • Must reside in California and willing to complete a background check

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