COVID-19 Update: We are still accepting new volunteers! Due to the pandemic, we currently conducting one-on-one Zoom sessions with students. If you’re interested in helping out, please apply through VolunteerMatch.
Our volunteers assist students in grades 1 - 6 with school assignments and other academics, including reading, writing, and math. Whenever possible, Vecinos Unidos works with the students’ schools and parents to better align assistance. We seek to foster a positive attitude toward homework and school and help our students improve their grades.
In addition to volunteering for our homework program, we welcome volunteer support in other professional service areas, including finance, grant writing, and non-profit management. Please email us if you are interested in volunteering your skills.
Join Our Community
Many of our volunteers have been with us for years, and we always welcome new members. Whether for a short term or long term, we’d love for you to consider volunteering with us.
Make A Difference
Our organization is unique in that we work with the same students every day, often for years on end. Our volunteers have the opportunity to see children learn and progress.
Experience Something New
Vecinos Unidos provides an opportunity to work one-on-one with children who are in need of help. Our students often look up to our volunteers as mentors and role models.
Homework Assistance Program
Our program operates during the school year every Monday through Thursday from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Volunteers participate one evening a week and work one-on-one with students.
1. Pairing Volunteers & Students
At the beginning of every day, we match each student with a volunteer. Students have healthy snacks while they settle in.
2. Providing Homework Help
Students work individually or with a volunteer to complete their homework.
3. Additional Learning
After completing homework, students work on math, reading, and writing. If time allows, they may do a research project, participate in science experiments, or play educational games.
Are you a parent?
Please contact us to see if there is availability for your student.