School on Wheels' volunteers give hope, educational assistance and support to the thousands of homeless children living in Southern California.

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"I began with School on Wheels early this year to fulfill one of my New Year resolutions, which was to volunteer." - Lorena Fausto, Los Angeles

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2.5 million children are homeless annually in the United States.

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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.

Volunteer Opportunities

One-on-One Tutoring
Group Volunteering
Volunteer at one of our Learning Centers
Family and Youth Volunteering

Volunteer in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Long Beach, San Fernando Valley, and more


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.

School on Wheels student Yhomira Lopez

“I was afraid of telling kids at my school that I was homeless, because I didn’t want to be judged,” says School on Wheels student and high school graduate, Yhomira Lopez. “I knew early on that the power of an education would help me change my life.”

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