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."
Super Team Shannon and Austin lead the Valencia Bay-farer workshop, which just printed its 50th issue!
We could not possibly publish the caliber of brilliant student writing we do without the dedication of our volunteers, and we feel especially grateful to have an eagle-eyed …
Darryl has been a tried and true volunteer with 826 Valencia since 2011, tutoring in school classrooms as well as editing for our publications.
Gloria Lenhart says that helping with 826 field trip program is the highlight of her week. She shows up every Tuesday morning, taking her place behind the keyboard to help shape a bunch of crazy charact…