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The best part of volunteering at 826 Boston is the sense of ‘possibility’ that is always palpable. New worlds are being created constantly. Not only worlds of imagination and learning, but also a world where every student can realize their own gifts. I always leave with the feeling that things just might be alright.”

-Ben Sugar, 826 Boston volunteer extraordinaire

Our dedicated and enthusiastic army of volunteers fuels every facet of 826 Boston’s free programs. Join a troop of more than 6,000 teachers, students, and writers from across Boston and:

  • help a student read a book in our after-school program
  • tutor the burgeoning author of the next Great American Novel
  • guide the students on our Student Editorial Board
  • craft the perfect capstone event for our annual Write-A-Thon
  • staff the Greater Boston Bigfoot Research Institute

If you’re interested in learning more about volunteering, attend one of our upcoming Volunteer Info Sessions at the Greater Boston Bigfoot Research Institute in Egleston Square:

Thursday, December 1st at 6:30PM

OR

Monday, December 12th at 6:30PM

If you have any questions about volunteering with us, please contact our volunteer team or call 617-442-5400.

More questions? Read the volunteer FAQ here.

If you’re interested in tutoring, leading a workshop, or working with 826 Boston in any way, attend an info session! We will go over all the programming we run to find a good match for your volunteer experience.

Sign up today:







Questions? Email the volunteer team or call 617-442-5400. You can also read the volunteer FAQ here.

In-School Volunteering

(scroll down for out-of-school time opportunities!)

Out-of-School-Time Volunteering

The first step of applying to become a volunteer is to attend one of our upcoming Volunteer Info Sessions! After you’ve attended an Info Session, you can sign up for one of our Tutor Trainings below. Tutor Trainings are mandatory in order to volunteer at one of our tutoring programs.

Upcoming Tutor Trainings:

  • Wednesday, November 30 from 4:00pm-5:30pm (Roxbury) – Register Here
  • Thursday, December 8 from 2:00pm-3:30pm (Dorchester) – Register Here
  • Wednesday, December 14 from 10:30am-12:00pm (Roxbury) – Register Here

If you have any questions, please email the volunteer team. Or read the volunteer FAQ here.