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Get Involved 2018-03-08T21:54:09+00:00

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Morning Mahalo Reader
Morning Mahalo (“mahalo” being the Hawaiian word for thanking someone) is a morning “pep rally” that celebrates life and empowerment. Guest readers are invited to share about themselves and their role in the community. Morning Mahalo readers can bring a favorite book from home or have one provided to them. Show children you care about their education by taking time to share your favorite story! Time commitment – 30 minutes. Must be 18 years of age or older.

Volunteers read to all the scholars each morning during Morning Mahalo.

Literacy Leader (LL)* Our college-aged teachers are motivated, energetic, and positive young adults that serve not only as teachers of the literacy curriculum, but as leadership models to our scholars and teen volunteers. A Literacy Leader is responsible for a classroom of 10-12 children, motivating them to love reading, learning, and believe in themselves while engaging them in a wide range of enrichment activities. If you or someone you know is interested in applying to be a Literacy Leader, please visit our Literacy Leaders page and follow the online application.

Junior Literacy Leader (JLL) A perfect opportunity for high school age teens 10th grade and older to be involved in a summer internship where they can really make a difference in the lives of children from under-served communities. JLL’s assist our Literacy Leaders (college-age teachers) in the classrooms as well as with the overall program, helping with reading time, assisting with afternoon camp-like activities, etc. This is an opportunity for our youth to see their actions are truly the work of Tikkun Olam that comes deeply from within one’s Jewish soul. They will have the capacity to change lives for the better – forever! If your teen is interested in becoming a JLL, please visit our Junior Literacy Leaders page. Spaces are limited.

On-Site Afternoon Enrichment Volunteer
Come assist while the children enjoy a variety of afternoon activities including cooking and nutrition, science classes, sustainable gardening, dance, sports, arts and more! Every afternoon, Monday through Thursday, we are in need of extra hands for these activities. This is a great time to see “scholars” in action! Time commitment – 2 hours. Must be 16 years of age or older.

Volunteers can teach classes to scholars based on their interests and expertise.

Field Trip Chaperones
On most Fridays we take the scholars off-site between the hours of 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm to local museums and recreation locations for some summer fun. Time commitment – 2 to 3 hours. Must be 18 years of age or older.

Snack Volunteer
Every day we serve the scholars a healthy and nutritious snack and would love for volunteers to help us provide these to the children. You can purchase snacks and drop them off or serve them to the kids fresh, during our morning break, which takes place daily from 10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Or maybe you are interested in helping us throw a popsicle or frozen yogurt party for snack time one afternoon? There are many ways to help with this task, so let us know!

* Previously referred to as Servant Leader Interns.

Will you volunteer?

 I would like to read one on one with a scholar
 I would like to read to all the scholars during morning Morning Mana
 I would like to teach a class around a specific topic like music, art, cooking, and more
 I would like to provide nutritious snacks for scholars
 Another idea not listed here. Please specify below
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