Children & Youth Education


Do you have a passion for engaging and encouraging young people? We have opportunities for you to help tutor students, mentor young adults, and provide your own pro bono skills to nonprofits focused on youth and education.

Take a look at the volunteer opportunities focused on children and youth education below!

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⚙︎ Tutor Kids in a Transitional Shelter

WHAT: Provide tutoring and homework assistance to recently homeless children at LA Family Housing. ABOUT LA FAMILY HOUSING: LA Family Housing helps people transition out of homelessness and poverty by providing housing with supportive services. This location houses families who are transitioning out of homelessness in motel-style apartments. VOLUNTEER PROJECT: Every Friday, LAFH is offering academic help to the kids in their transitional shelter. By providing one-on-one in person tutoring and homework support, you will help these children stay on track academically despite the large transitions they're undergoing. IMPACT: Last year, LAFH helped put 11,000+ people on the path to permanent housing; many of whom are children. No child’s access to education should be jeopardized due to their housing status. You'll provide critical supplemental academic support to ensure that children in these highly vulnerable families have the tools they need for academic success. ADDITIONAL DETAILS: 18 years and older. volunteers who can commit to several sessions are extra valuable and establish stronger relationships with the kids This is an in-person opportunity that will be hosted outside. Mask wearing will be required at all times. Since residents are adjusting from homelessness and/or mental illness, some good practices are: to provide a listening ear instead of advice to respect their privacy by refraining from photos have a good time! QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Coordinator below WANT TO SIGN UP? Select the date you'd like to attend from the drop down menu below and click "Sign Up." By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Los Angeles, CA

4/23/21 3:45 PM + more

Learn How to Help Close the Virtual Achievement Gap

QUICK OVERVIEW: Help ensure that ALL kids have access to the academic and social capital necessary to succeed! WHAT: Take the first step in becoming an online tutor for 3rd - 6th grade students who don't have the benefit of paid tutoring. This will be a zoom session to get you started. VOLUNTEER ONBOARDING STEPS: First sign up below to attend THIS zoom info session Then complete Step Up Application HERE Complete the training manual (to be provided after training) Complete a LiveScan background check Commit to a minimum of two hours per week to work 1 on 1 with a student online IMPACT: Students who fall behind often never catch up. This training will start you on the road to offering free tutoring for some of our most vulnerable students who are being left behind in the new remote learning environment. With your help we can fight to close the virtual digital achievement gap. VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS: No tutoring experience required! Access to a computer with internet. Some tech savy skills. (dont worry, there will be support for you through the process) QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Coordinator below WANT TO SIGN UP? Sign up for the datet below by clicking the Sign Up button!

Virtual, CA

4/20/21 2:30 PM

COVID-19 Virtual Tutoring Solution for Underserved Children

Quick Overview: Tutors are needed to support underserved children online with core courses, such as reading and math. Online tutor sessions will be 90 minutes each two to three days a week for the entire school term. Mission or Broader Program Description: Joseph Learning Lab is an educational outreach nonprofit organization. We are on a mission to close the learning gap, reduce the dropout rate, and develop students of all ages and diverse backgrounds by allowing them an equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. We tutor and mentor underprivileged children, who are being left behind the learning curve. Impact: Volunteers will tutor students from grade 1st - high school in core courses, and help them with homework so they can grasp learning concepts to improve their confidence, grades and test scores. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Volunteers will tutor children in our Nonprofit Google Classroom/Meet tutoring sessions. The tutor sessions will be based on your availability for 90 minute sessions on two to three days a week, between 3pm - 5:30pm PST for the entire school term. Requirements: Volunteers are expected to complete an application/background check before tutoring with JLL. Orientation/Training will be provided by JLL Nonprofit.

Long Beach, CA

Through 6/18/21

Adults Empowering Teens: An Online Program

Sages & Seekers is a free award-winning program designed to bring together teens and Seniors to share their unique gifts. In tribal cultures, the Elders have a vital and important role; they are the keepers of the memories and the wisdom. You, our Seniors, have so much to offer the world; your maturity and experience allows for a larger perspective of life from which our teens can learn. We are launching 4-Week & 6-Week ONLINE Programs, 60 minutes a week. The lack of authentic conversation and connection is impacting humanity in profound ways. Loneliness has the same impact on mortality as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. We will coach you on how to set-up and use Zoom if needed! The Art of Conversation – reclaiming authentic connection! The upcoming program topic we explore will be “Relationships”. Share your life experiences with interested teens. Programs start every month - Join us! Our programs are 60 minutes long, one day a week, with 5 students, 5 Sages, and a facilitator. We chat as a community for 15 minutes, then each Sage is randomly paired with a student for 40 minutes in break-out rooms. We end with 5 minute of wrap-up.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Administrative Manager for Novelly (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: We are looking for an expert on operations to help us as we transition. Organization Name: Novelly Organization Website: www.novelly.org Mission: Novelly is an ed-tech nonprofit creating youth-driven spaces, both online and offline, for courageous conversations. We are combining the power of mobile app technology and stories to empower youth to speak about issues in ways that are uplifting and energizing, rather than polarizing and hostile. And our movement is only growing. From Clearwater, Florida, to McAllen, Texas to Toronto, Canada, Novelly teenagers are starting courageous conversations about everything from climate change to immigration reform to Black Lives Matter. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Novelly is undergoing a period of transition from being a small team of volunteers and contractors to being a large team of full-time staff and more volunteers. We’re experiencing growing pains (good problems during such uncertain times!) and we’d love some support. We need a volunteer who will: Support our CEO in building an evaluation process for staff and CEO Write non-discrimination and personnel policies Write job descriptions for all staff Support our CEO in building an organizational culture handbook Requirements: Experience with non-profit operations Experience with startups Passion for the civic education of youth Time Commitment: Flexible, 1 hour per week (including support calls with the CEO) September to February (5 months) Perks: As a sign of our appreciation and as a welcome to the Novelly family, all professional and college volunteers receive Novelly swag and a free ticket to one of our virtual events.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

SPEAK! Leadership Academy Coach- Virtual (college students only)

Quick Overview: We are looking for leadership coaches who can train high school students in leading conversations about social issues. Organization Name: Novelly Organization Website: www.novelly.org Mission: Novelly is an ed-tech nonprofit creating youth-driven spaces, both online and offline, for courageous conversations. We are combining the power of mobile app technology and stories to empower youth to speak about issues in ways that are uplifting and energizing, rather than polarizing and hostile. And our movement is only growing. From Clearwater, Florida, to McAllen, Texas to Toronto, Canada, Novelly teenagers are starting courageous conversations about everything from climate change to immigration reform to Black Lives Matter. What is an SLA Coach? An SLA coach is a college student who trains future Novelly chapter leaders to have conversations with their peers about social issues that are challenging but important to discuss, such as climate change, police brutality and rape culture. They host online calls, where high school students practice navigating those conversations with each other and under their guidance. What are the responsibilities of a SLA Coach? Each SLA Coach is assigned a group of 5-6 high school students each semester and are responsible for these tasks: - Attend (Virtual) Orientation (Week 1) - Facilitate The Program (Weeks 2-7) - Facilitate 6 calls with your group of students - Monitor and grade their assignments on Google Classroom - Evaluate Your Students (Week 8) What is the commitment? An SLA Coach is expected to commit 3-5 hours per week for 8 weeks for at least 1 semester (fall, spring and/or summer). To apply, send a resume and cover letter to becky@novelly.org.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Graphic Design Volunteer with Ed-Tech Nonprofit (Virtual)

Quick Overview: We are looking for a graphic designer who can support the CEO in creating graphics and marketing content for Novelly. Organization Name: Novelly Organization Website: www.novelly.org Mission: Novelly is an ed-tech nonprofit creating youth-driven spaces, both online and offline, for courageous conversations. We are combining the power of mobile app technology and stories to empower youth to speak about issues in ways that are uplifting and energizing, rather than polarizing and hostile. And our movement is only growing. From Clearwater, Florida, to McAllen, Texas to Toronto, Canada, Novelly teenagers are starting courageous conversations about everything from climate change to immigration reform to Black Lives Matter. Who are we looking for? Graphic design volunteers are an integral part of the Novelly communications team. We are looking for motivated individuals to help level-up our branding’s quality and consistency in order to reach more youth across the country. What are the responsibilities? Graphic designers will develop the creative content for our social media channels, website, Novelly Chapters materials, and app. This includes, but is not limited to: - Novelly’s “What To Say When” social media graphics In-app book cover designs - Website banners infographics - Chapter recruitment flyers - Marketing/social media toolkits What are the qualifications? - A commitment to and passion for youth-driven social justice activism - Experience with Canva (bonus to have Adobe Creative Suite experience) - Strong time management and communication skills; ability to work independently - Experience creating illustrations (desired) What is the commitment? Graphic designers would commit to completing 1-3 design projects per month remotely. To apply, please send a resume and portfolio to amanda@novelly.org.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Operations Assistant for Children's Institute, Inc. (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: We are looking for help in revising our volunteer handbook. Organization Name: Children’s Institute, Inc. Organization Website: https://www.childrensinstitute.org/ Mission: Founded in 1906, Children’s Institute (CII) is the largest agency of its kind working to transform the lives of children exposed to adversity and poverty in Los Angeles. By providing early education, behavioral health and family strengthening services, Children's Institute reaches 26,000 children and families annually in communities where support is needed the most. CII also leads the way in trauma-informed care and evidence-based clinical treatment by training thousands of professionals and caregivers throughout the year. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Like many organizations, Children’s Institute, Inc. has been working to adapt to today’s changing landscape. Because these changes include an increase in virtual volunteering, we are looking for an Operations Assistant who can help revise our volunteer handbook to include the new types of volunteer. The Operations Assistant will: - Research best practices for managing digital volunteers - Review & update the current volunteer handbook, which was last updated August 2017 - Revise the handbook language to reflect new guidelines and requirements for virtual volunteering Requirements: - Passion for supporting and advocating for children Strong writing skills - HR and or Legal background preferred Time Commitment: Flexible, 5 hours per week. Project would ideally be completed in 1 month.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

The Dragon Kim Fellowship (Up to $5,000 in grant funding for High Schoolers!)

Quick Overview: If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be? Apply for our summer Fellowship to launch your do-good project! Our Fellows receive weekly mentoring, business training, and seed funding to launch their vision. Our program is 100% tuition free, and we work rigorously every year to recruit a diverse cohort from a variety of backgrounds. Mission: Our mission is to inspire our youth to impact their communities while discovering and pursuing their passions. Impact: Apply to our 7 month program where student teams launch a project that serves their local community. Receive leadership training and a mentor to help plan your project. Launch your project with a grant up to $5,000 to spend directly for those who need it most. Join a community of youth leaders and change makers. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: To receive this funding, you must complete an online application, then pass a finalist interview. Students can apply in teams up to 3 students. Our program is FREE. It is free to apply and free to participate! Requirements: Our Fellowship program is for high school students ONLY (students in Gr. 9-12). Applications for the 2022 summer cohort will open November 1, 2021 When you "Express Interest" below, you will receive instructions on how to apply for our Dragon Kim Fellowship. We look forward to seeing your project idea! Learn More: dragonkimfoundation.org/fellowship Questions? info@dragonkimfoundation.org

Irvine, CA

Through 11/1/21

Pro Bono Marketing Development & Community Outreach

Marketing Development and Community Outreach

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

⚙︎LEADER OPPORTUNITY: In-Person Tutoring for Underprivileged Students

WHAT: Help close the achievement gap by designing and managing a tutoring program for kids from low-income families living in a WHCHC affordable housing community. ABOUT WHCHC: The West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation builds homes and provides services that move community members from insecurity to stability. THE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY YOU'D LEAD: At "In-Person Tutoring for Underprivileged Students with WHCHC," the volunteers you oversee will both play games and help with homework. Students are a little burned out from school so fun is an essential component! Note - we might try some virtual tutoring until it's safe to be in person, but ultimately you must be comfortable with leading in person. AS THE PROJECT LEADER, YOU'D BE RESPONSIBLE FOR: Designing the tutoring program from the ground up in coordination with L.A. Works and WHCHC Recruiting volunteers via LA Works' website Training volunteers Ensuring volunteers attend Leading the program on-site Inputting attendance after each session TIME: 2 weekdays/week, 4:00 - 6:30. Another Project Leader will take the other 2 days in the week. Time commitment should be no more than 10 hours a week. LOCATION: Elden Ave and Pico Blvd, 90006. PROJECT LEADER REQUIREMENTS: Attend an L.A. Works training Commit to leading the project for 6 months Ability to respond to all emails/calls within 2 business days PROJECT LEADER BENEFITS: Gain marketable leadership skills Learn about the non-profit world from the inside Make a bigger impact Network with other people and groups committed to bettering Los Angeles INTERESTED? Click the Express Interest button below!

Los Angeles, CA

Through 4/30/21

Youth Advisory Council Coordinator

Quick Overview: Travel Unity is seeking a volunteer Youth Advisory Council Coordinator to work with staff, volunteers, and our Travel Unity Youth Advisory Council (TUYAC) members on youth-related programming. Volunteers from all backgrounds and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply! Youth Advisory Council Coordinators will work with a team of other Youth Advisory Council Coordinator and the Youth Programs Manager on virtual TUYAC events and programming and, when appropriate, in-person events. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: TUYAC Coordinators are responsible for: Recruiting and onboarding new members in coordination with other TUYAC Coordinators, as well as Youth Services and Nonprofit Partnership Managers Managing weekly hour-long virtual TUYAC meetings Tracking attendance Working with Travel Unity staff to coordinate guests for weekly meeting and other TUYAC events Requirements: Volunteers must have prior experience working with high-school age youth and must be able to work on a team basis, communicate regularly, be proficient with meeting programs (Zoom, Google Meet, etc.), and enjoy the excitement of collaborative output. You must also be willing to undergo a background check. Travel Unity volunteers work with passionate travel and nonprofit professionals with wide-ranging skills. An appreciation for the value of travel in the lives of a diverse population where some are often impeded is key to this role. Express interest below!

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/31/21

Volunteer - Fundraising Committee Member

Quick Overview: Dynasty’s United Youth Association (DUYA) is seeking a virtual volunteer to help with fundraising efforts. Volunteer members of the Fundraising Committee will collaborate with the Fundraising Coordinator to reach our annual fundraising goal. Impact: Dynasty's United Youth Association's mission is to ensure that all children and youth have access to quality programs that promote character and culture competence through academic instruction. We continuously strive to enter the most vulnerable and neglected neighborhoods where the academic, emotional, health, and social needs are not being met and build a bridge of resources that helps students leverage their strengths and find a sense of true purpose that brings meaning to their lives. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Promote and track DUYA's fundraising campaign Search for, write, and submit grant applications Distribute gifts to donors Plan and execute fundraising events Research potential partnerships and new funding sources Attend monthly D.U.Y.A. Executive Board meetings (hosted the 3rd Thursday of every month) Requirements: Ability to collaborate and work effectively with the team Excellent written communication skills Experience working in marketing or publicity a plus Availability to join executive board meetings (every 3rd Thursday of the month at 5:30pm-7pm PT) Availability to join the grant applications meetings (every 4th Monday of the month, usually 6pm-7pm PT) QUESTIONS? Email ana13huerta@gmail.com. INTERESTED? Click Express Interest below!

Baldwin Hills, CA

Through 4/1/22

Volunteer Board Member – Treasurer

Quick Overview: Dynasty’s United Youth Association (DUYA) is looking to fill the Treasurer board member position. This virtual volunteer will help the organization with creating, maintaining, and updating the board on the organization’s finances and budget. Impact: Dynasty's United Youth Association's mission is to ensure that all children and youth have access to quality programs that promote character and culture competence through academic instruction. We continuously strive to enter the most vulnerable and neglected neighborhoods where the academic, emotional, health, and social needs are not being met and build a bridge of resources that helps students leverage their strengths and find a sense of true purpose that brings meaning to their lives. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Safeguard the assets of the organization Maintain control over the receipt and disbursement of the organization's funds Serve as chair of the Finance committee Oversee the preparation of the annual budget Volunteer Roles & Requirements: Ability to collaborate and work effectively with the team Experience working in accounting or financeExperience putting together budgets and financial statements Availability to join board meetings (every first and third Thursday of the month at 5:30pm-7pm PT) QUESTIONS? Email ana13huerta@gmail.com. INTERESTED? Click Express Interest below!

Baldwin Hills, CA

Through 4/1/22

Volunteer Board Member – Secretary

Quick Overview: Dynasty’s United Youth Association (DUYA) is looking to fill the Secretary board member position. This virtual volunteer will help the organization with staying organized and keeping each committee on track through project management. Impact: Dynasty's United Youth Association's mission is to ensure that all children and youth have access to quality programs that promote character and culture competence through academic instruction. We continuously strive to enter the most vulnerable and neglected neighborhoods where the academic, emotional, health, and social needs are not being met and build a bridge of resources that helps students leverage their strengths and find a sense of true purpose that brings meaning to their lives. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Drafting and sending out agendas before each board meeting Taking notes and attendance during each board meeting Keeping track of each committee’s projects and tasks Requirements: Ability to collaborate and work effectively with the team Excellent communication skills Availability to join board meetings (every first and third Thursday of the month at 5:30pm-7pm PT) QUESTIONS? Email ana13huerta@gmail.com. INTERESTED? Click Express Interest below!

Baldwin Hills, CA

Through 4/1/22

Help Close the Virtual Gap

Quick Overview: Help ensure that ALL kids have access to the academic and social capital necessary to succeed! Take the first step in becoming an online tutor for 3rd - 6th grade students who don't have the benefit of paid tutoring. Mission: Step Up Tutoring’s mission is to innovate and scale free online tutoring for families who cannot afford private tutoring. Amidst the uncertainty and isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, our volunteer tutors provide mentorship and emotional support for students. Our goal is to increase engagement, improve academic performance, and strengthen students’ social safety net. ​ Impact: Students who fall behind often never catch up. This training will start you on the road to offering free tutoring for some of our most vulnerable students who are being left behind in the new remote learning environment. With your help we can fight to close the virtual digital achievement gap. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: When you click "Express Interest," the opportunity coordinator will reach out with additional information on tutoring requirements. To become a Step Up Tutor, you will need to complete the following: Complete Step Up Application Complete a 1-hour Zoom training Complete the training manual Complete a LiveScan background check Commit to a minimum of two hours per week to work 1 on 1 with a student online Requirements: No tutoring experience required! Access to a computer with internet. Some tech savy skills. (dont worry, there will be support for you through the process) QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Coordinator below INTERESTED? Click the Express Interest button to get started!

Through 12/1/21