At Mission Graduates, we are dedicated to serving San Francisco’s Mission District youth and work to make college the expectation rather than the exception. For us to truly realize our mission, we need the support of volunteers to partner with us and the youth we serve. There are many ways to get involved, below are just some our most popular volunteer needs. This list is not exhaustive – we’re open to hearing the ways that you want to become involved, so if you have an idea for how you could help our organization, please discuss it with us.
Extended Day Program
Classroom Volunteer: Mission Graduates is seeking volunteers to give our students individual attention to help them succeed. Volunteers help students with their class work, participate in our themed-lessons and academic enrichment activities and support our Classroom Coordinators with daily lesson plans.
- Marshall Elementary School (1575 15th St, SF CA 94103) 2:40-6:00 pm Monday-Friday.
- Bryant Elementary School (2641 25th St, SF CA 94110) 1:50-5:00 pm Monday-Friday.
- Flynn Elementary School (3125 Cesar Chavez St, SF CA 94110) 2:40-6:00 pm Monday-Friday.
Enrichment Activity Lead: The EDP also introduces new enrichment activities to our students twice a week. Volunteers are always needed to help run classes in subjects such as sports, arts & crafts, music, cooking, computers and dance.
Mission Community Beacon
Program Volunteer: Mission Graduates is seeking volunteers to give our students individual attention to help them succeed. Volunteers help students with their class work, participate in academic enrichment activities and support our Classroom Coordinators with daily program plans.
- Everett Middle School (450 Church Street, SF CA 94114) 3:30-6:30pm Monday-Friday.
High School Tutoring: Mission Graduates’ College Connect offers academic support to our 25 high school seniors and local college students. Matched with students that request extra support, tutors are assigned to work one-on-one with students in high school level subject matter and test preparation.
Events and Fundraising
Food for Thought: Mission Graduates hosts a “dine-out-for-good” fundraiser each year called Food for Thought. Volunteers are essential to the planning, preparation and execution of this event. Food for Thought 2014 will take place on October 15th, 2014, at 20 Mission District restaurants.
Communications and Marketing
Communications and Social Media
Mission Graduates operates 3 elementary after-school programs, one middle school program and a high school college access program throughout the year, each with amazing stories to tell. With a focus on photographing and documenting activities at these three programs, the Social Media/Communications Intern will assist with Mission Graduates marketing and communications to donors, supporters, volunteers and program participants.
- Design and implement a Communications Messaging Calendar
- Manage Mission Graduates Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIN accounts
- Support programs in writing and posting a weekly blog post and a monthly newsletter article
- Photographing program events to be used on social media
Internships: As a nonprofit, we are always looking to expand our reach so that we can increase our impact. If you have a particular skill that you think could help our program, or want to get involved in one of our programs, let us know! Typical internships include: program implementation, marketing, internet and social marketing, evaluation and assessment. We’re always happy to hear from you and find creative ways to get you involved in our organization.
Want to know more? Contact Jenna Casey, Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com or (415) 864-5205
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