Volunteer Opportunities

There are so many ways for you to volunteer with us. We are so grateful to all of our volunteers who donate their time to brighten our scholars’ days! You can choose to volunteer once or over the course of the whole summer!

If you are a high school student and would like to volunteer, head to our Junior Literacy Leader Page!

If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact us at wrtl@wisela.org or 310-889-2251.

Sign Up to Volunteer Here!

Reading Rally Guest

Reading Rally is a morning “pep rally” that celebrates literacy, mindfulness, friendship, creativity, and empowerment. Read Aloud Guests are invited to participate in Reading Really by reading a short picture book to the scholars and sharing about themselves and their role in the community. Read Aloud Guests can bring a favorite book from home or have one provided for them.

Time commitment – 9:00 – 9:30 AM on a weekday during our summer program.

Read Aloud Guests must be 18 years of age or older.

Sign Up to Volunteer Here!

Field Trip Chaperones

On most Fridays we take the scholars off-site between for fun and engaging field trips! We are always grateful to have extra chaperones at our field trips, as it allows our scholars more freedom to explore in smaller groups!

Time commitment – One Friday during our summer program. Typically committing for either a full day from 8:30 am to 3 pm or an afternoon from 12:00 pm to 3 pm.

Must be 18 years of age or older.

Sign Up to Volunteer Here!

Summer Eighth Grade Scholar Advisor

We are looking for volunteers to join us this summer to work with our eighth grade scholars once a week! These volunteers will come to one of our program sites once a week to hold a book club or literacy-based discussion meetings with these scholars. We are looking for volunteers who enjoy working with middle schoolers and have a love of reading!

Time Commitment – Volunteers must be able to come for at least three consecutive weeks of our six week summer program, which runs from June 22nd, 2020 to July 31st, 2020.

Please email our Program Manager, Riley, at rrunburg@wisela.org and let her know that you are interested in this Advisor role!

Sign Up to Volunteer Here!

Enrichment Volunteer

Come assist while our scholars enjoy a variety of afternoon activities including STEM, math, music, sports, art 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 a week for 6 weeks.

Must be 16 years of age or older.

Sign Up to Volunteer Here!

College Access Mentor

Work with high schoolers throughout the year by providing them guidance through high school and advice on higher education. Experience in college admissions and education is highly appreciated. Please email wrtl@wisela.org if you are interested in mentoring a student for the 2020-2021 school year. Learn more here!