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ORGANIZATION: 826LA

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826LA is recruiting new volunteers to help support our students with their writing for the upcoming school year!

Mission : 826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to help teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

Impact : 826LA provides tutoring and creative writing programs for thousands of Los Angeles students each year. Volunteers are needed to work directly with our students as tutors and mentors.


To become a volunteer, please sign up for orientation via https://826la.org/volunteer/.

Upcoming orientations as follows.

  • Saturday, August, 27, 10am-12pm at Echo Park Writing Lab
  • Saturday, September 10, 10am-12pm at Mar Vista Writing Lab
  • Thursday, September 22, 4pm-6pm via Zoom (Virtual)
  • Saturday, September 24, 10am-12pm at Echo Park Writing Lab

Volunteer Opportunities:

Write On! After School (WO!AS)

- Monday through Thursday 4:00 - 6:00pm during the school year, volunteers support neighborhood students (2nd - 6th grade) who come in after school for free one-on-one tutoring in all subject areas. WO!AS takes place in-person at both our Echo Park and Mar Vista locations.

Tuesday and Thursday Evening Tutoring (TNT)

- Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30pm, volunteers support neighborhood students (7th-12th grade) who come in after school for free one-on-one tutoring in all subject areas. TNT takes place in-person at both our Echo Park and Mar Vista locations.

Field Trips

- Monday through Thursday 9am - 1pm, volunteers support a public school class for a morning of high-energy learning either online, or at our Echo Park or Mar Vista locations. Students get the opportunity to write, illustrate, and bind their own books in a little over two hours.

In-Schools & College Access

- Monday through Thursday 8am - 4pm volunteers help high school students with their writing skills either online, or in-person at an on-campus 826LA Writers' Room. Volunteers are needed to support students as they outline, draft, and revise personal statement essays for college applications.

Volunteer Requirements:

826LA Volunteers must complete a Live Scan background check. This requirement will be reviewed at orientation.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to volunteerteam@826la.org.

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About 826LA

Location:

1714 W. Sunset Blvd., LOS ANGELES, CA 90026, US

Mission Statement

826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this in mind, we provide after school tutoring, reading and creative writing workshops, in-schools projects, and field trips! All of our programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student's power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in their individual voice. We have two brick and mortars in Mar Vista and Echo Park, as well as two Writers Rooms at Roosevelt High School and at Manual Arts High School.

Description

We have a high need for volunteers to support our day time Field Trips and In-Schools programs. You can help facilitate brainstorming sessions and share-outs, type up student ideas, and support the editing process. You'll also have the opportunity to work one-on-one or with a small group of students, on various writing projects ranging from personal statement essays, Catcher in the Rye essays, poetry, creative writing, and everything in between.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Los Angeles, CA 90066

(34.00502,-118.43384)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training

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