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School on Wheels

Online tutoring

Are you passionate about education and want to serve as a role model? Become an online volunteer tutor today and support a child experiencing homelessness. Due to their transient lifestyles, many of these children miss months of school at a time. Help a student get back on track by tutoring them one hour a week.

We believe that education is key to breaking the cycle of homelessness. Our goal is to shrink the gaps in our students’ learning and provide them with the highest level of education possible. Tutoring serves as a consistent support system for our students during a time of great stress and fear.

All tutoring sessions are currently virtually; therefore, reliable internet and video/audio chat are required.

Volunteers are asked to commit 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.

Apply to become an online tutor today!

It will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life!

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About School on Wheels


3150 North San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA 90065, US

Mission Statement

We are committed to the enhancement of educational opportunities for homeless children from kindergarten through twelfth grade.


Volunteering to tutor a homeless child with School on Wheels is only a one hour a week commitment and no teaching experience is needed. After completing the application process, you will be matched with a child or youth who lives in a local shelter, motel, foster group home or in the family car. You and your student meet weekly in a safe public location in your community. Or you can volunteer at our Learning Center downtown in LA with staff and other volunteers. Many children go to the Learning Center after school and throughout the summer. Volunteering with School on Wheels is an opportunity to give something significant to a child and in return gain meaning in your own life.

To learn more about School on Wheels and to apply to become a volunteer, please visit our website and complete the online application. You will have the opportunity to select times and days when you are available. You can also select an age of student to tutor and subjects you are comfortable tutoring . You will watch a one hour orientation online at your convenience at home; then, you will attend a three hour training with other applicants to learn about working with students and our program. Different training dates, times and locations are available throughout Los Angeles every month. Before tutoring, applicants also complete a background check which includes two references and a livescan (fingerprinting) . This is available at most of the training events for the cost of $35. A scholarship may be available.

After you are trained and begin tutoring your student, you will have continuing support from the Regional Coordinator in your area and regular opportunities to participate in workshops. We also have events for tutors to enjoy one another's company.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Special Needs


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One hour a week for one year

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