Youth Education in the South Bay

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Alum Rock Counseling Center (Santa Clara)

Volunteer to be a mentor and help to educate and support disadvantaged youth.

Bill Wilson Center (Santa Clara)

Help youth directly in the following volunteering positions: be a telephone counselor, coach, mentor, help youth develop independent living skills, become a youth advocate, and assist county social workers.

California Community Partners for Youth (San Jose)

Community Partners for Youth is dedicated to creating a healthy school and community partnership to help educate and support at risk 9th and 10th grade teens so they stay in school and learn to develop, articulate and achieve personal goals. Become a youth mentor.

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County (San Jose)

Volunteer to teach youth computer skills at the Washington United Youth Center

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County (San Jose)

Work with a team of teachers to coordinate a variety of small childrens activities including playing games inside and outside of the classroom, story time and snack time.

Community School of Music and Arts (Mountain View)

The Community School of Music and Arts provides high quality arts education, performances and exhibitions. They need volunteers to assist instructors and students with art classes and camps and help with periodic concerts, art exhibit receptions and presentations.

Eastern European Service Agency (San Jose)

This organization ddresses the needs of immigrants and refugees from the former Yugoslavia and Eastern Europe by providing social services, mental health, parent education and guidance, early childhood and youth services, referrals, ESL classes and translation services that are provided in Bosnian, Albanian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovenian, Polish and Russian. They are looking for volunteers with backgrounds in social services, events coordination, bookkeeping business, office administration or information technology.

Environmental Volunteers (South Bay Region)

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. 

Girls for a Change (South Bay Region)

Be a team coach (10 to 15 hours per month, September-May) or Team Consultant (10 to 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 to 10 hours per month) or Event Day volunteer.

Girls Scouts (South Bay Region)

Girl Scouts s dedicated solely to girls and provides an accepting and nurturing environment for girls to build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self worth. There are many opportunities for becoming involved presenters with special skills, troop treasurers and trainers and troup leaders. There are waiting lists to place girls in troops so troop leaders are in high demand.

Junior Achievement (San Jose)
The goal of Junior Achievement is to educate students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands on programs. Their unique approach allows volunteers from the community to deliver the curriculum while sharing their experiences with students. Call for information about volunteer opportunities.
JustREAD and JustMATH (Mountain View)

JustREAD and JustMATH provides one-on-one tutoring in literacy and math to elementary, middle, and high school students at several public schools in Mountain View, CA. They serve students who are struggling to master elementary and middle school math and reading skills.  Their students thrive on the personalized attention to their academic needs and a structured tutoring environment.  They are looking for friendly, caring and dedicated volunteers with a desire to help local kids. There is especially a need for tutors to work one on one with 4th & 5th grade students who are below grade level in math.

Mountain View and Los Altos Adult Education (Mountain View)

Help elementary students write and learn vocabulary at the Mountain View Senior Center Garden.

Reading Partners (San Jose)

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.

Reading Partners (San Jose)

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.

Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT) (San Jose)

RAFT provides diverse educational services for children and youth pre K12 learn and help them learn math, science, art, and technology in fun and creative ways. Volunteers can be involved on many levels: help prepare donated materials, demonstrating a hands on learning kits, supporting teachers, assembling dducation kits about science, math, art, and other subjects.

Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT) (Sunnyvale)

RAFT provides diverse educational services for children and youth pre K12 learn and help them learn math, science, art, and technology in fun and creative ways. Volunteers can be involved on many levels: help prepare donated materials, demonstrating a hands on learning kits, supporting teachers, assembling dducation kits about science, math, art, and other subjects.

Tennis and Tutoring (Palo Alto)

Two options are tutoring and coaching tennis to low income children. Tutors assist students with academic skill building, test preparation, and homework completion. Tutors work one on one with the same student each session. Tennis coaches volunteer to work with our students on the tennis courts, hitting balls, running drills, and helping to improve each students overall game.

The Role Model Program (South Bay Region)
Volunteers provide a positive adult role model to inspire, motivate and empower underserved elementary and middle school youth to realize academic achievement, set ambitious dreams for their future, and prepare for post secondary education. Opportunties to volunteer throughout Santa Clara County. The Community Classroom Visit Program places one volunteer role model in one classroom to deliver a special curriculum. Staff support each volunteer with the tools, training and resources necessary to succeed.
Third Street Community Center (San Jose)

Volunteer to teach and tutor youth.