Individual volunteers make a difference and have fun by working directly with girls in our afterschool programs in Oakland and San Leandro. To provide girls with consistent support, we request that our volunteers commit to a minimum of two hours per week, for at least four months.
Types of volunteer activities
Tutoring & Homework Help
Homework helpers and one-on-one tutors are needed to provide girls with academic assistance throughout the school year. Volunteers working with kindergarten through fifth grade students focus mostly on literacy and helping girls achieve grade-level reading.
Health & Fitness Program Assistance
Volunteers are needed to help girls learn fundamentals of sports, new fitness skills, and a love of being active. Volunteers may assist program staff with small group sports activities, as well as nutrition and cooking lessons.
Most activities are held at local public schools or at Girls Inc.’s Simpson Center for Girls, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. To learn about upcoming short-term projects and single-event opportunities, sign up for the Girls Inc. Volunteer Newsletter.