Become a Volunteer
You can play an important role in the success of San Francisco students! Teachers throughout the city request volunteers—we match you to them based on your skills, interests, and time commitment.
We place and support volunteers in all San Francisco public schools, but focus our efforts on a few priority schools that face the most challenges to student achievement.
*Volunteers work with students and therefore need to pass a background check. To start the application process you must attend an info session. Learn more about the process in the FAQ.
New Volunteer Trainings Will Resume in Summer 2013
Our Volunteer Training & Clearance for new tutor and mentors have wrapped up for the semester. We don’t start new volunteers this late in the school year because the opportunities to volunteer regularly become limited since Spring Break is in March, state testing is in April and the school year ends in May. Trainings will resume in June 2013.
Here’s what you can do in the meantime to stay engaged with San Francisco public schools:
- Meet current volunteers and learn more about our program by attending an upcoming Volunteer Event
- Thank a Teacher
- Prepare for our summer trainings and clearance process by getting a TB test. A list of clinics offering free or low-cost tests can be found here. Note: TB test results are good for four years.
- Register for a Volunteer Information Session, the first required step to become a SF Education Fund volunteer!
Sign up here to attend an information session!
If you have any questions regarding volunteer clearance contact Caitlin Paul 415.695.5400 x3006