Volunteer to work with small groups of children from kindergarten through sixth grade and involve them in hands-on, discovery-based science and nature learning in local schools. Use innovative methods of teaching children about Bay Area environments. Volunteers also lead field trips to explore local ecosystems and reinforce concepts introduced in the classroom. Volunteers can choose the school location that is closest to them.
Be a team coach (10 -15 hours per month, September-May) or Team Consultant (10-20 hours per month, very flexible commitment), which means using your experience and skills to mentor young girls. Other options include being an Organizational Volunteer (5-10 hours per month) or Event Day volunteer. All volunteers are provided appropriate training for their position and are supported year-round by staff and professional connections.
Volunteer opportunities for academic tutoring of low income elementary school children specifically (1) help children with their homework after school with a commitment of one school year, (2) assist teachers in the classroom or (3) lead a workshop regarding study habits, healthy eating, organization, financial planning, peer pressure or another topic you have experience with.
Help train underpriviledged students so that they are ready to get jobs when they graduate. Opportunties include teacher aide, academic or English as a Second Language (ESL) Tutoring, assisting staff at the administrative offices as well as other options.
Reading Partners's works in partnership with school districts to help children who are having difficulty with reading. Each Reading Partners Center is staffed by a Site Program Director. The Site Director coordinates all scheduling, trains and supports tutors, monitors student progress and performance, and communicates with teachers and families. Tutoring sessions are 45 minutes per student. Volunteers who commit to tutoring on a weekly basis will work with the same children each week.