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Volunteer Opportunities

Please read through each opportunity and choose the one that interests you the most and fits in with your work/school schedule. Then contact the staff person listed at the end of each opportunity for more information and to set up a meeting with him/her so you can get started. Thank you for your interest in our work! NOTE: Most volunteer opportunities require a security and background check.

Math and/or Science Tutors

Become a math and/or science tutor for out-of-school youth ages 16-24, in the workforce program who are working toward earning their GED. Tutors work one-on-one with participants to master the math and science content that is on the new 2014 GED exam. Tutoring hours are available between 10a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1- 4:30 p.m , Monday through Thursday. Minimum commitment: 1 hour per week for 10 weeks.

To apply, please contact Carolyn Greenspan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Job Readiness Training Tutor

To become a responsible and productive member of our community, young people must have marketable skills for employment. Unfortunately, many youth do not know some of the essential skills necessary to break into the job market, such as how to write a resume, cover letter and how to successfully interview for a job. That is why the WISE program at LAYC is running weekly Job Readiness Training Sessions with volunteers.

Volunteers will work closely with students to provide coaching that will reinforce participants' self-sufficiency and job readiness preparation. Tutors will be meeting with different students every Wednesday from 3:00pm to 4:30pm for approximately 20 minutes each. The sessions will be located on the second floor of the LAYC headquarters. Tutors do not have to be available to come every Wednesday but we request at least a once-per-month commitment.

Tutors will provide one-on-one assistance with students on:

  • Resume Writing
  • Cover Letters
  • Job Interview Prep

Schedule: Wednesdays, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Minimum commitment: 1.5 hour session once per month for 6 months.

If interested, please send your resume and availability to Fabian Painemilla at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Teen Center Student Mentor

Become a mentor at the Teen Center drop-in and after-school program, Monday-Friday 3-6 p.m., at the Latin American Youth Center (metro accessible, green line). Mentors help participants with their homework, monitor recreational activities/art workshops and help run educational enrichment activities. A background check and TB test may be required. To apply, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

English Language Learner Student Mentor

Become a mentor of English Language Learner youth in our after-school program, Tuesday-Thursday 3:30-5:30 PM, at Wilson High School (metro accessible, red line). Volunteers help students 1-3 times per week with their homework and help run educational enrichment activities. Most students in the program have been identified by their teachers as struggling in school and in need of extra help. A background check and TB test is required. To apply, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it