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Apply to be a School on Wheels tutor. With one hour a week, you can impact two lives. Yours and theirs
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The mission of School on Wheels is to enhance educational opportunities for homeless children from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Our goal is to shrink the gaps in their education and provide them with the highest level of education possible.
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We survive through the donations of people like you who believe as we do that every child has potential and every volunteer makes a difference.
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Approximately 1.6 million children are homeless annually in the United States. Our volunteers provide one-on-one tutoring for homeless children k through 12 who live in shelters, motels, group foster homes, cars and on the streets.
Every week, School on Wheels' volunteer tutors give hope, educational assistance and support to the thousands of homeless children living in Southern California. Join our team and change a life, become a tutor!
• One on One Tutoring
• Group Tutoring
• Volunteer at one of our Learning Centers
• Family and Youth Volunteering
There are four easy steps to become a School on Wheels volunteer:
- Complete Online Orientation
- Attend a Follow-Up Tutor Training
- Complete a Fingerprint and Background Check
For more information please visit our volunteer page.
November is Career Month at School on Wheels! We have four weeks of activities planned for you to help your student, regardless of age, start to see a connection between education and a promising future.
View our upcoming tutor trainings and workshop calendar here.
Children Get Hands-on Lesson About Nutrition in Ventura
A group of 25 School on Wheels students participated in a farmers market for kids at the Salvation Army’s Transitional Living Center in Ventura. The monthly program teaches them how to improve their nutrition.
Community: Altrusa donates to backpack project
Altrusa Club of Glendale recently made a $1,000 donation to the School on Wheels that went to purchasing backpacks for homeless children and helped the charity set a Guinness World Record.