Group Volunteer Opportunities

Are you passionate about literacy, helping children living in poverty or equity in education but not interested in one-on-one tutoring? 

If so, East Side Learning Center has opportunities for you to volunteer and make a significant difference in the lives of children through indirect service: 

Individual short-term Volunteer Opportunities

  • Seamstresses and crafters wanted! Sew Super Reader capes (Super Hero) for students who reach their reading goals. If you have sewing supplies, we also need plain fabric, thread and other sewing supplies. 
  • Data entry
  • Assist with direct mail fundraising campaigns and communications with supporters
  • Sort, level and stamp donated books for students
  • Print, prepare and organize materials for the year ahead (summer project)
  • Copy, prepare and organize materials for Summer Literacy Camps (spring and summer project)
  • In May and June, clean, dust and organize tutoring materials.
  • Prepare monthly appreciation meals for tutors and/or donate snacks.
  • Donate and sort incentives for our children.
  • Donate and sort incentives for parent engagement.
  • Be a parent translator for Hmong, Karen, Spanish-speaking or Somali children and parents at a parent engagement event (evening in the fall and spring)
  • Organize a book drive at work.

Group, Youth and Corporate Volunteer Opportunities

  • Organize a new book donation drive with books appropriate for preschool through third grades. 
  • Sort, level and stamp donated books being giving to students (summer project for groups)
  • Develop, plan and organize our annual gala fundraiser to grow the Sister Audrey Children's Reading Fund
  • Print, prepare and organize literacy materials for the year ahead (summer project).
  • Print, prepare and organize literacy materials for the summer (spring project).
  • In May and June, clean, dust and organize tutoring materials.
  • In September and October, organize tutoring materials. 
  • Prepare monthly appreciation meals for tutors and/or donate snacks
  • Organize a read-aloud literacy game night with the children and families served by ESLC to engage parents in reading to their children.