Attend info session: The first step toward volunteering is to attend a one-hour info session where you will learn more about our volunteer opportunities and decide which one interests you most.
Complete volunteer application: After the info session, you will be emailed a volunteer application and be able to sign up for a specialized training for one of our programs.
Attend a training: Volunteer applicants will come to our office for the training and begin the clearance process, including being fingerprinted and starting the TB test process.
Complete clearance process: All volunteers must pass a Department of Justice & FBI background check and test negative for TB. Please come to your training prepared to be fingerprinted for your background check (bring a government-issued photo ID) and be ready to answer a few questions about your TB risk.
Get matched with a school/teacher: If you are volunteering in our Literacy, Math or College & Career Readiness Program, one of our staff will match you with a student at one of our 10 Focus Schools. If you are volunteering in our General Classrom Support Program, we can help you fulfill a volunteer request made by educators across the City, or you can reach out to the school of your choosing to find a volunteer opportunity.
Still have questions? Learn more about our volunteer process in the FAQ.