Give back and support San Francisco public schools by volunteering at one or more special events throughout the year.
Annual Opportunities to Volunteer:
Financial Aid Nights
Volunteers can help students get money for college by assisting high school seniors as they complete the federal financial aid application. The Education Fund hosts a training to provide tips on how to help students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once trained, volunteers can dedicate a few hours in December or January at a local high school Financial Aid Night.
African American Read-In
The Education Fund recruits volunteers every February to read aloud stories written or illustrated by African-Americans in classrooms across San Francisco’s public schools. This event is an opportunity to celebrate Black History Month while instilling a love of reading in young students. Volunteer readers receive a free breakfast and training in read-aloud techniques the morning of the event. The 2017 African American Read-In takes place Monday, February 6. Sign up now to read aloud at a school.
The Education Fund recruits volunteers to support FRISCO Day (a student-created acronym for FRIday = Successful College Opportunities) in late April, which helps graduating high school seniors learn more about college through workshops and activities. Our volunteers help out at the City College of San Francisco, where students attending two-year schools can learn more about financial aid, college clubs and career paths. Volunteers help lead students to workshops, assist with lunch preparation and other hands-on activities.
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
Volunteers chaperone sixth-grade students during their field trip to this free music festival in Golden Gate Park in the fall. Volunteers greet students, provide lunches and help supervise students during the event.
Join a Review Panel
The Education Fund periodically has opportunities for volunteers to review scholarship applications for our Maisin Scholar Award as well as review grant proposals from educators who receive our Innovation Grants or Fund for Teacher grants.