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Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


826 Valencia Street
San Francisco
United States


Requirements for working with youth:

  • Available between the hours of 8:00AM and 3:00PM, Monday through Friday
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Able to provide or obtain proof of a negative TB test or clear TB risk assessment from within the past four years
  • Willing to submit to a LiveScan background check
  • Excited about supporting the development of young learners!

In-School Tutoring:

Are you hoping to work closely with San Francisco public school students during the school day (8:00AM - 3:00PM)? 826 Valencia's in-schools projects could be the perfect fit! Applications for the 2018-2019 school year are currently being accepted. We partner with teachers in San Francisco to craft unique writing projects, all of which are designed to teach specific journalistic, expository, or creative writing skills to students, and most result in a publication that we sell in our Pirate Store storefront.

In addition to our presence in teachers’ classrooms on a project basis, we staff two dedicated 826 Writers’ Rooms to support teachers and students on site throughout the year, one at Everett Middle School and one at Mission High School. The Writers’ Room at Everett is in its 14th year publishing the Straight Up News, a bilingual school newspaper written and edited by Everett students, and the 9th graders of Mission High School's Writers' Room collaborate on a magazine project (Mission Magazine) featuring essays focused on social justice issues. Our staff work with the administration of each school to serve all students, and particularly focus on supporting English Language Learners. Teachers report that students develop their ideas more fully and express themselves more clearly as a result of the support in the Writers’ Rooms.

Though knowledge of Spanish is by no means necessary, volunteers who can communicate in Spanish may find opportunities to practice their Spanish skills as well as learn different ESL strategies from experienced teachers. We are always looking for more volunteers to go into these schools to continue to make these projects a success.

For more information on in-school projects, visit http://826valencia.org/our-programs/in-school-projects/


If you are a teacher and your students could use additional support with any sort of project, please contact Programs Manager Ryan Young by emailing ryan@826valencia.org. Let us know what you’re working on, when, and where — and we’ll dispatch an enthusiastic batch of trained tutors to your school.


  • Training Provided


  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply


If you are hooked on In-School Tutoring with 826 Valencia and want to begin your process of becoming an active volunteer, please visit www.826valencia.org/volunteer-registration

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Email volunteer@826valencia.org