826 Valencia

District #8

826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

Get in touch!


Visit Website: http://826valencia.org/
Email Direct: 826 Volunteer volunteer@826valencia.org

Phone: (415) 642-5905 x 204

San Francisco, CA

Opportunities
In-Schools Volunteer Tutor

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 2019 - 2020 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 11th 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 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/

The next steps:
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

Note:
If you are a teacher and your students could use additional support with any sort of project, please contact Programs Director 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.

We are currently unable to provide support to any schools outside of San Francisco. As we continue to expand our efforts, we hope to widen our reach.

Start: August 22nd, 2019 End: October 10th, 2019 Position type: Volunteer
826 Valencia After-School Tutoring

Requirements for working with youth:
Available on Mondays through Thursdays 2:30PM - 6:00PM, AND/OR Sundays 2:15PM - 4:30PM
18 years of age or older
Able to provide or obtain proof of a negative TB test from within the past four years or clear TB risk assessment from health care provider
Willing to submit to a LiveScan background check
Excited about supporting the development of young learners!

After-School Tutoring:
We are currently accepting applications for volunteers with weekday afternoon availability to participate in our After-School Tutoring program at 826 Valencia during the 2019 - 2020 school year. The program takes place Monday-Thursday in two shifts within 2:30-5:30 PM and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 PM. The program is free for students, with approximately 84 students enrolled this past year and 50-60 students in attendance each afternoon.

You will have the opportunity to work with the same students week after week! These students come to 826 for help with their reading and homework, including social studies, writing assignments, spelling exercises, math, science, and general reading - so you may have the chance to exercise skills other than writing. *We currently have a high need for volunteers who are comfortable tutoring math, with weekday afternoon availability.*

We depend upon our energetic, caring tutors to ensure that we have one-on-one interaction with every student. Plus, it's a blast.

Next Steps:
If you are interested in working with the same group of students week after week, please sign up at www.826valencia.org/volunteer-registration to begin your process in becoming an active volunteer.
Questions? Comments? Concerns? Shoot an email to volunteer@826valencia.org

Start: August 22nd, 2019 End: October 10th, 2019 Position type: Volunteer
826 Valencia Tenderloin Center Podcasting Field Trips

Requirements for working with youth:
Available on Mondays through Thursdays 2:30PM - 6:00PM, AND/OR Sundays 2:15PM - 4:30PM
18 years of age or older
Able to provide or obtain proof of a negative TB test from within the past four years or clear TB risk assessment from health care provider
Willing to submit to a LiveScan background check
Excited about supporting the development of young learners!

Podcasting Field Trip:
Join us in our new podcasting field trip program for middle and high school students at our Tenderloin Center. In this trip, you'll help the students transform the drafts they've written in their classroom into engaging podcast episodes.Your role as the tutor is essential to ensuring students create a podcast with a lot of personal voice in just one day.

Field trips last four hours and thirty minutes with time for lunch. There are two volunteer shifts for each field trip. You can sign up for one shift or be a part of the entire trip! Tutors who choose the first volunteer shift will work with students as they revise their classroom drafts into podcasts. Tutors in the second volunteer shift will help prepare students to record their podcast and explore audio editing. Please note that no experience in audio production is necessary.
As a field trip volunteer, support youth as they create podcasts that will entertain and inspire a listening audience!

Shift #1 (Writing Tutor): 9:30am - 12:00pm
Shift #2 (Recording Tutor): 12:05pm - 2:35pm

Next Steps:
If you are interested in working with the same group of students week after week, please sign up at www.826valencia.org/volunteer-registration to begin your process in becoming an active volunteer.
Questions? Comments? Concerns? Shoot an email to volunteer@826valencia.org

Tenderloin Center
180 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102

Start: August 22nd, 2019 End: October 10th, 2019 Position type: Volunteer
Buena Vista Horace Mann Writing Project

Requirements for working with youth:
Available between the hours of 4:00PM–6:30PM Monday through Wednesday, and 3:30PM–6:30PM on Thursdays.
18 years of age or older
Able to provide or obtain proof of a negative TB test from within the past four years or clear TB risk assessment from a health care provider
Willing to submit to a LiveScan background check
Excited about supporting the development of young learners!

Buena Vista Horace Mann (BVHM) Writing Project:
We are currently seeking volunteers to work in our Buena Vista Horace Mann Monday—Wednesday 3:00pm - 6:30pm, Thursday 2:30pm—6:00pm during the 2019 - 2020 school year. Tutoring takes place at 3351 23rd Street in San Francisco, CA.

Volunteers will have the chance to develop the imaginations of the third, fourth, and fifth grade students at the Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8 School in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood. Volunteers will support students as they develop their creative writing skills, crafting original works in a variety of genres, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and prose. BVHM Writing Tutors will mentor this exceptional group of budding authors, and help them cultivate essential academic skills to develop a foundation of success as writers and critical thinkers.

Tutors will help lead the students through the writing process, from brainstorming and pre-writing, to drafting, and on through revising, editing, and publishing. Through this spiral of writing and rewriting, students will deepen their understanding of the writing process, and find their creative voices.

Many of these students are learning English as a second language, so Spanish language skills are highly valued, though not necessary.

The Next Steps:
Interested in tutoring third, fourth, and fifth graders in writing? Sign up at www.826valencia.org/volunteer-registration/ to begin this process.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Shoot an email to volunteer@826valencia.org

Start: August 22nd, 2019 End: October 10th, 2019 Position type: Volunteer
826 Valencia Tenderloin Center After-School Writing Workshops

Requirements for working with youth:
Available on Mondays through Thursdays 2:30PM - 6:00PM, AND/OR Sundays 2:15PM - 4:30PM
18 years of age or older
Able to provide or obtain proof of a negative TB test from within the past four years or clear TB risk assessment from health care provider
Willing to submit to a LiveScan background check
Excited about supporting the development of young learners!

Tenderloin Center: Poetry Workshop with De Marillac Academy Students:
Join us at our new Tenderloin Center during Tuesdays: 3:45pm - 5:00 pm and help eighth graders from De Marillac Academy write poetry that explores their identity and community. In this workshop series, we will develop a strong writing community that supports students' diverse voices. The writing that students produce will contribute to the school's annual anthology.

Weekly Workshop with Budding Writers from Glide:
Support and inspire elementary school-age students and watch them grow as writers and thinkers in our imaginative and whimsical Tenderloin Center! Mondays 4:00pm - 5:10pm you'll work with budding writers from Glide Family, Youth & Childcare Center as they learn new writing techniques and craft original works in a variety of genres, including poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. You will help students develop their confidence as writers while guiding them through the writing process, from brainstorming and pre-writing to drafting and revising.

Be a Writing Homework Hero:
Students from the Tenderloin Boys and Girls Club have writing homework, and they'd love your help and encouragement! Join us Wednesdays 3:20pm - 4:40 pm as we help fourth and fifth graders understand their homework directions, brainstorm, plan their writing, draft, and edit for grammar. This is an amazing opportunity to engage students' creativity, build their confidence as writers, and help them develop strong homework habits!

Writing Workshop with Young Writers from Tenderloin Community School:
Support and inspire young learners and watch them grow as writers and thinkers in our imaginative and whimsical Tenderloin Center! Thursdays 2:45pm - 4:10pm you'll work with third and fourth grade writers from Tenderloin Community School as they learn new writing techniques and craft original works in a variety of genres, including poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. You will help students develop their confidence as writers while guiding them through the writing process, from brainstorming and pre-writing to drafting and revising.

While being a consistent volunteer is helpful, we encourage you to participate as your schedule allows.

Next Steps:
If you are interested in working with the same group of students week after week, please sign up at www.826valencia.org/volunteer-registration to begin your process in becoming an active volunteer.
Questions? Comments? Concerns? Shoot an email to volunteer@826valencia.org

180 Golden Gate
San Francisco, CA 94102
Our Tenderloin Center is located on the corner of Golden Gate and Leavenworth.

Start: August 22nd, 2019 End: October 10th, 2019 Position type: Volunteer
826 Valencia Field Trips Illustrators

If you're an illustrator looking for a fun way to give back to the community and use your talents to make young kids smile, 826 Valencia would love to have you join our team of field trip volunteers. On weekday mornings, we bring an elementary classroom into our writing center and help them develop an entire story from start to finish. At the end of the field trip, students walk away with a printed chapbook of their work -- but like any children's book out there, the story is never complete without the beautiful illustrations that bring it to life. Without your talents we would never know what a half-dolphin, half-crocodile, underwater princess would look like!

WHERE: At 826 Valencia, a nonprofit organization promoting the literary arts in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco. Our tutoring lab is located behind a Pirate Supply Store front, at 826 Valencia St., San Francisco CA 94110.

WHEN: During the 2019 - 2020 school year, field trips will take place Monday through Thursday from 9:45am - 12:00pm. Check out our website for more information on the program and if you're interested, please contact Shelby Dale DeWeese at fieldtrips@826valencia.org. Please note that all volunteers will be required to pass a background check.

WHY: 826 Valencia is dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their writing skills, and to helping teachers get their students excited about the literary arts. The students who attend our Storytelling and Bookmaking Field Trip program LOVE to see their stories come to life! Come be a part of a worthwhile opportunity to share your craft and give back to your community.

Next Steps:
Interested in helping with the Field Trips Program? Begin the process by filling out our online registration form: www.826valencia.org/volunteer-registration/

Questions?: Contact Program Coordinator Shelby Dale DeWeese at fieldtrips@826valencia.org.

Start: August 22nd, 2019 End: October 10th, 2019 Position type: Volunteer
Tenderloin Podcasting Field Trip Audio Support

Use your audio skills to amplify the voices of public school students in San Francisco!

826 Valencia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping under-resourced students with their writing skills, seeks volunteers to help edit podcasts created during our one-day field trips. At these trips, students come to 826 Valencia to learn about podcasts, write an episode, record, and complete online publishing and audio editing activities. We then edit and produce the podcasts, selecting some pieces to give additional sound treatment to. You can check out our featured podcasts here.
Audio-Recording Support:

Our production team seeks volunteers to record students in approximately ten minute intervals during the afternoon session of our field trips (usually from 12:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.) During the recording session, you would record students as they read from their written piece at least twice.

Audio-Editing Support:

Our production team also seeks volunteers to do basic edits to the students' short pieces so that we can publish our students' work in a timely manner. While we do our simple editing with Reaper's audio software, any digital audio workstation will work for our purposes.

If you'd like to learn more about one or both of these volunteer opportunities, please email Programs Associate, Ricardo Cruz, at ricardo@826valencia.org.

Start: August 22nd, 2019 End: October 10th, 2019 Position type: Volunteer
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