Volunteer Positions:

Tutoring at the Children’s Learning Center

LocationBerkeley, CA
Contact Sonja Fitz
Director of Development and Marketing
Phone510-649-1930 ext. 1008
AgesMust be over 18


Background check, experience/skills working with children, ability to work with a diverse group of people, calm and effective in busy and stressful settings, willingness to learn about BOSS’s participants and program protocols. All Volunteers must obtain a Negative TB Test prior to volunteering.

The Children’s Learning Center (CLC) is a year-round afternoon program that provides academic and developmental support to homeless children and youth living with their parents at Ursula Sherman Village, BOSS’s largest housing and services program. The CLC supports the children in overcoming trauma and addressing health and learning needs.

Volunteers are needed to support the Teacher in a variety of ways:

  • Help planning and conducting day-to-day activities
  • Supervising age-specific groups as needed
  • Help organizing the CLC space and materials
  • Supervising both indoor and outdoor play
  • One-on-one tutoring as appropriate

This volunteer role helps high-risk children and youth build new learning and social skills, so they can do better in school and achieve brighter futures!

Requirements: Volunteers in BOSS must be over 18, unless you are part of a school group and are chaperoned, or are conducting an off-site collection or drive. Volunteers in the CLC must agree to a background check and obtain a negative TB Test prior to volunteering.

Thank you for your generous spirit and desire to make a difference!