Become a Tutor
We need you to help transform our students’ relationship to writing and help build their skills, confidence, and pride. You don’t need to be an expert writer. You do need some consistent time in your schedule, a deep belief in the students we serve, and an eagerness to learn together. Check out FAQs about volunteering here.
Volunteering with 826 Valencia is fun, rewarding, and flexible. You can help out in any program that fits your schedule, and we have many opportunities to get involved.
- Available for a consistent 1-3 hours per week, Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (because that's when most of our programs take place)
- 18 years or older
- Willing to commit to ongoing learning
- Able and willing to uphold our tutoring values
- 2Attend an orientation
We’ll send you an invite! Our two-part orientation will cover all the information you need to get started.
- 3Clear requirements
You must go through a Live Scan background check and submit TB test results (if applicable) before tutoring.
Programsthat need you
There’s a lot going on at our centers after-school, from homework help to creative writing prompts.
Teachers, bring your classes to 826 Valencia for a day of high-energy storytelling fun.
We bring volunteer tutors into schools to support students at our Writers’ Rooms and provide individualized support with their writing.
These writing classes are offered in the evenings and on weekends and are open to all students, ages 8 to 18.