Are you ready to make a difference in a young person’s life?

Join a team of caring adults who are supporting San Francisco students in meaningful ways. The San Francisco Education Fund matches vetted volunteers with local teachers and students to support in the classroom for one hour a week.

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Involvement & Commitment
What it takes to be a volunteer

Commit to help a student or teacher thrive through the duration of the school year.

Able to connect with your student at least once a week during school hours.

Pass a background check and clearance requirements (more details below).

Complete one 2-3 hour volunteer program-specific virtual training session.

Important Upcoming Dates

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Three Ways to Volunteer

Tutoring & Classroom Support
Work with students or support an educator in a classroom.

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Teach mindfulness and promote social-emotional learning in classrooms.

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Help a student build their school and life skills through our partner program.

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ready to get started?
Becoming a volunteer is easy. Start an application today.

The Ed Fund is not accepting any more volunteers for the 2023-24 school year, but we'd love to hear from you if you're interested in volunteering in the 2024-25 school year!

San Francisco Education Fund provides the following resources to support your success.
The Ed Fund coordinators will also guide volunteers to pass a background check and provide proof that you have tested negative for tuberculosis as part of the school district’s requirements. At present, due to the pandemic, we are working with remote nurses who can help with this last medical clearance step.
You will receive training on how to best engage with students and/or teachers and have a chance to ask any questions on your mind. For aspiring tutors for the literacy, math, and mindfulness programs, there will be additional training that provide guidance around session planning, activities, and effective practices. Volunteers will sign up for a training while applying.
Each volunteer has a point person coordinator from the Ed Fund who will provide ongoing support and check-ins. Before you get started, our coordinators will match you with the right opportunity based on if you are volunteering for literacy or math programs, mindfulness program, mentoring, or general classroom support.
You will have a chance to become part of a larger community of volunteers who care deeply about San Francisco public schools. Invitations to volunteer virtual celebrations, supplemental trainings, and other special events throughout the year. You will receive invitations to volunteer at virtual celebrations, supplemental trainings, and other special events throughout the year.