Support Us

Become a Volunteer

You can volunteer in any San Francisco public school! Community members volunteer at least one hour per week during the school day (typically from 8am-3pm).

You can help our highest-needs students through our Literacy, Math and College & Career Readiness programs at our 10 Focus Schools.

You can also volunteer as a tutor, classroom assistant or mentor at any San Francisco public school through our General Classroom Support Program.

Sign up for an Info Session to learn more!

Info Sessions are held at the San Francisco Education Fund:
2730 Bryant Street, Second Floor, San Francisco CA 94110


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The Path to Become a Volunteer

  • 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.
  • Begin Volunteering!
  • Still have questions? Learn more about our volunteer process in the FAQ.