*Help Oakland High School Students Graduate. Be a Mentor. Spring 2024

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Oakland Serves (OS) is seeking volunteer mentors to help struggling high school students. OS is a non-profit organization that seeks to increase the graduation rate for OUSD public high school students. We work with students on the verge of not graduating high school and we need volunteers who can go into the schools and be present and encouraging with these students. We emphasize academic mentoring (get the class assignments done and turned in) as well as classical mentoring (listen, empathize, build trust, offer steady encouragement) offered by volunteer mentors. We work with the schools - they identify students at risk of dropping out and we bring volunteer mentors into classes at five high schools to serve this population. The time commitment is once a week for approximately two hours during school hours.

We're also partnering with OUSD working with another group of students who have lost academic credits during the pandemic. The push for these students is to begin working with them in the 9th and 10th grade so that they can recover credits lost during the pandemic. The students we work with in this program attend Castlemont High School and McClymonds High School.

We are looking for mentors for the second half of the 2023-24 school year from January through mid-May.

You can be a mentor! With a background check and short training session, you can help a young person graduate high school and open up their lives to new possibilities.

Any adult is welcome to apply. Please find out more or apply at www.oaklandserves.org/volunteer

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PO BOX 19317, OAKLAND, CA 94619, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to improve the future of high school youth by increasing their success in high school today. ​Students that struggle to stay on track in high school are at risk of dropping out. We put mentors in high school classes that have high failure rates. We work with students that need extra support to keep them on the path to graduation. Don't let the door shut on these students. Join us today!


Since 2018, Oakland Serves has been helping high school students graduate, focusing on underserved and minority communities in which students may face a variety of challenges that impede their success. We work with OUSD, with schools and teachers to identify where our mentors can have the biggest impact on student achievement. We match our volunteer mentors with whole classrooms and with individual students as needed to increase the ability of as many students as possible to progress to graduation.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


Mon Jan 15, 2024 - Mon Mar 25, 2024
08:00 AM - 03:30 PM


Multiple locations Oakland, CA 94610



  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Mentors meet with their student once a week for one period. This is usually up to 2 hours. Our model works best when mentors meet in person with their mentee.
  • Mentors should be high school graduates, have a desire to help youth, and be kind and nonjudgmental.

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