Jessica Lin volunteers at 826 by illustrating characters like "a singing squid whose greatest wish is to paint the world pink."
Meet Johann Schiffer, our November Volunteer of the Month! Learn more about Johann, what drew him to 826, and what keeps him involved.
Kert has been an 826 volunteer since 2011, supporting our in-schools programs and our after-school program at Buena Vista Horace Mann.
"Working with the students here at 826 has been so thrilling. I’m constantly in the company of kids who are anxious to learn.”
Nikhil Wadhwani started volunteering with 826 Valencia this April, and quickly made an impression on our staff as an incredibly involved and invested volunteer tutor.
“After-School Tutoring gives me great insight into the SFUSD curriculum and expectations, but also insight into the culturally diverse community.”
“It’s been an honor and a pleasure to see 826 Valencia grow from a small, quirky nonprofit to the keystone of a national organization.”
"I love challenging the students to go deep into their imagination and create great stories about fantastic characters and settings. It helps me remember to be light-hearted, flexible, and fun."
A seasoned Field Trips and Summer Camp tutor, these days Bill concentrates much of his volunteering in programs at Mission High School, supporting our in-schools programs.
After graduating from graphic design intern to volunteer, Christine Herrin has designed the past two issues of the 826 Quarterly.
Aidan O'Flynn has been volunteering at 826 Valencia since 2006, mostly as a Sunday drop-in tutor and as an illustrator for storytelling and bookmaking field trips.
"I’ve been able to get to know and help out so many amazing kids, and at this point I’ve seen many of them grow up and move on to high school and college."