Help a child impacted by homelessness

Apply to be a School on Wheels tutor. With one hour a week, you can impact two lives. Yours and theirs


Our Mission

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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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!

Volunteer Opportunities

• 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:
  1. Apply
  2. Complete Online Orientation
  3. Attend a Follow-Up Tutor Training
  4. Complete a Fingerprint and Background Check

For more information please visit our volunteer page. 




Tutor Center

 Upcoming Events

Career Opportunities at School on Wheels

View Past Online Workshops

View our upcoming tutor trainings and workshop calendar here


You can join our mailing list to find out more about child homelessness in the USA and what School on Wheels is doing.

Read our March Newsletter here


What's New?

PBS SoCal Specials: American Graduate Community Town Hall – 2/27/2014

VIDEO: Catherine Meek, Executive Director and former student Angela Sanchez join community organizations to identify the challenges students face beyond the classroom. Click above to play.

LA Sentinel: School on Wheels Continues to Make a Difference – 2/20/2014

With the Internet becoming the main information gateway across generations, it leaves a loophole for exposure to our children. Tuesday, February 11, marked Safer Internet Day and the non-profit School on Wheels has been working hard to ensure that the … Read More

OC Register: Getting past the stigma of student homelessness – 12/23/2013

Childhood homelessness can be hard to identify, especially since it includes families doubled and tripled up in homes because of economic necessity. Schools are given tips for spotting homeless children, such as a spike in missed classes, exhaustion during the … Read More

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