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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.
Our Summer Program is here! Prepare to cultivate curiosity with our Question of the Week and Apps to fill in the Gaps.
Here is our Question of the week: Does Daylight Savings Time Actually Save Daylight?
View our upcoming tutor trainings and workshop calendar here.
Presidential Service Awards
School on Wheels recently held presidential service award ceremonies throughout Southern California to recognize volunteer tutors with more than 100 hours of service to homeless children in 2012. Here are some of the recipients from Ventura County, featured in The … Read More
School on Wheels Celebrates 20th Anniversary
CELEBRITY CHEF SURPRISES SKID ROW STUDENTS WITH SCHOOL BUS CAKE On Thursday, April 18th, Lindsey Sinatra, TV Celebrity Baker surprised School on Wheels students at the Skid Row Learning Center, with a huge cake in the shape of ‘Bussy’, School on … Read More
School on Wheels – LA Sentinel, Nicole Williams
There is a place where homeless children can escape from the reality they live in…