Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Communities in Schools of Los Angeles. Below you will find our ongoing volunteer opportunities. If you and/or your company are interested in something that is not listed, please note that in your form submission. We are always interested in creating new and impactful ways to engage with our students.
**All volunteer opportunities will be virtual until further notice.**
College Essay Mentoring (High School)
College essay mentoring connects our high school seniors with professionals in the community who help them craft amazing personal statements and guide them college application process. Volunteers will engage with mentees 2-3 times a week via email, phone call, etc., to ensure that students have a competitive personal statement and college application. *The College Essay mentoring commitment lasts until the student has submitted their application(s). Mentors are paired 1 to 1 with a senior (unless they specify otherwise). Mentors will be required to do Live Scan Fingerprinting. * For more information on requirements and guidelines for College Essay Mentoring, click here.
Virtual Career Activities (Middle School and High School)
We are dedicated to making sure all the students at the schools we serve have the tools necessary to succeed in the ever-changing job force. We utilize career days, symposiums (focus on one company or career field) and other means to engage enthusiastic professionals in meaningful conversations about their career paths
Gender Based Programming (Middle School and High School)
Our Ladies’ First and XY Zone groups are a safe space for our case managed students to explore relationships, college and careers and community/school involvement. Students meet weekly through workshops, field trips and guest speakers around various topics of empowerment, gender identity pathways to success.
Elementary School Activities
As we expand our programming further into our elementary schools, we are creating impactful volunteer experiences with a focus on the digital space. As we begin to roll out these initiatives, we will be sure to engage you.