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Helping students find their voices is fun, inspiring, and important work. We welcome tutors of all backgrounds and areas of expertise! Basically, if you’re excited about working with young learners and ready to learn alongside them, you’ve got what it takes.

Our Tutoring Values
These are the principles that will guide you as you work with students.
We believe that all students have the capacity and desire to learn. We set and maintain high expectations for growth.
We believe that every student is inherently worthy and deserving of respect. We honor their assets, backgrounds, interests, and life experiences.
We believe in the importance of meeting each student’s unique needs. We adapt our approach for diverse learners.
We believe that tutoring (like writing) is a practice. We commit to self-reflection, receptivity, and continuous improvement.
Getting started as a volunteer tutor

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 1-3 hours per week, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
  • 18 years or older
  • Negative TB test
  • Background Check
Steps to volunteer with students
  • 1
    Step 1
    Complete your volunteer application

    It only takes a couple minutes!

  • 2
    Step 2
    Submit negative TB records

    This is a California requirement for working with youth.

  • 3
    Step 3
    Attend an orientation

    We’ll send you an invite! You will be asked to complete a background check at the orientation.

  • 4
    Step 4
    Sign up for shifts

    We can’t wait to see you in our programs!

    Volunteer Calendar

Programsthat need you

Other volunteer opportunities

Bring a group of colleagues to volunteer in our programs.

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Under 18

If you’re in high school and want to volunteer, we have opportunities for you.

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As an intern, you’ll work directly with students and teachers.

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