Volunteer Writing Coaches For Middle School Students Needed!

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ORGANIZATION: WriterCoach Connection

WCC coaches help students develop their ideas

Are you looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity with Bay Area middle school students? Volunteer with WriterCoach Connection today as a writing coach and mentor for local students! WriterCoach Connection (WCC) will be bringing teams of trained volunteers into Elmhurst United Middle Schools to provide individualized coaching to students by directly assisting with their classroom writing assignments this year. We are currently looking for volunteers to coach students on Wednesdays during the school day (various times between 8:30am - 1:00pm)

As A WriterCoach Connection Volunteer Coach You Will:

  • Be paired with one to two middle school students.
  • Work with students on their writing assignments.
  • Meet your students once a week for 10 weeks In-Person, on campus.

No background or expertise required! WCC's in-depth training provides the strategies and practices you'll need to be a terrific coach. We welcome volunteers from a variety of backgrounds; including working and retired people, parents, grandparents, college students, and community members. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old to participate. For more information and to register as a coach, please visit: https://www.writercoachconnection.org/coach-volunteer

Learn more at our free volunteer orientation, hosted weekly on Thursdays on Zoom from 4:00 - 4:30! To sign up, reply here or go to www.writercoachconnection.org and click on volunteer.

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About WriterCoach Connection


2320 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, US

Mission Statement

WriterCoach Connection connects trained, caring volunteer coaches with middle and high school students to engage, encourage and inspire them to think more critically and write more skillfully. Our vision is that all students discover the power and richness of their own voices and learn to communicate their ideas with clarity and confidence to enable them to participate successfully in personal and academic challenges, career options and community conversations.


WriterCoach Connection was founded in 2001 in Berkeley, CA. We are celebrating our 20th anniversary and to date, we have coached a total of 37,457 students and recruited and trained 4,477 dedicated volunteer coaches, averaging a yearly coaching corp of 250 volunteers.

Writing is a core literacy skill, and students who have the confidence to express their thoughts clearly, powerfully and skillfully are better equipped to navigate their academic, professional and personal journeys. Yet, many schools lack the resources to provide differentiated, individualized writing instruction. This is where WriterCoach Connection (WCC) comes in. Our ten-week critical thinking and writing program provides individualized coaching to middle school students attending underfunded public schools in Alameda and West Contra Costa counties at no cost to the students.

We intentionally partner with schools based on an equity model. Our sliding scale program fee is based on each school’s free and reduced price meal (FRPM) level to acknowledge the economic disparities from school to school. And to ensure equity and inclusion in the classroom, every student participates in the coaching program.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


1800 98th AvenueOakland, CA 94603



  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Youth Services
  • Reading / Writing


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 Class Periods, Once a Week (1.5-2.5 hours), 10 Week Program
  • English language proficiency. You don't need to be a literacy expert; training provided.

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