Our mission is to give hope to vulnerable children by showing them unconditional love, surrounding them with caring adults, and helping them develop academic and life skills so crucial to their growth and fulfillment. Listed below are opportunities to get involved. To ensure the safety of the children we hope to serve, all volunteers go through a screening process; get started today by filling out an application to volunteer in either the Berkeley or Oakland schools.
For more information about any of the projects below, please contact Varetta Mayes at (510) 836-5100 or email@example.com.
Emerson Elementary School
4803 Lawton Avenue, Oakland
Invest your time and energy into the students of Emerson. The following are ways you can get involved:
- Reading Tutor (1+ hours/week during school)
Work with individual students to practice phonics, sight words,
and reading "just-right books" to help them become successful readers.
- Math Tutor (1+ hours/week during or after school)
Help a child with basic math skills. Work on helping a student with math assignments.
- Teacher Appreciation (flexible time commitment)
Put a little wind in the sails of teachers and staff by providing periodic luncheons, snacks, and gift bags.
- Library Helper (1+ hours/week during or after school)
Help with cataloging books, checking books out to students, or reading to the children.
- Classroom Assistant (1+ hours/week during school)
Provide support to the teacher in the classroom by completing general tasks, including occasionally working with students.
- Playground Monitor (1+ hours/week before school or during lunch recess)
Build relationships with kids while helping to ensure campus safety and respect for self and others.
Alameda County Food Bank, 7900 Edgewater Drive, Oakland
Come bag nutritious food for children in our community who may otherwise not have food over the weekend. Every other week during the school year, in partnership with the Alameda County Food Bank, volunteers prepare and deliver over 2,000 child-friendly bags of food to students in Oakland and Berkeley.
Longfellow Middle School
1500 Derby Street, Berkeley
Make a difference in our community by coming alongside the next generation. Get involved at Longfellow Middle School by becoming a Writer Coach (1.5 hours/week during school). Volunteer coaches work with students one-on-one, helping students become confident writers and critical thinkers.