Volunteer with 826 Boston
Help us raise the next generation of writers in our after-school and in-school programs. Volunteer today!
Our dedicated and enthusiastic army of volunteers fuels every facet of 826 Boston’s free programs. Join a community of more than 600 volunteers as writing coaches, tutors, mentors, storytellers, editors, illustrators, workshop leaders, and more!
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:
Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, October 26 at 6:30 PM
Sign up for an info session today:
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.
“Volunteering at 826 Boston is a circle of giving where ambitious, bright, creative students grasp their potential and run with their accomplishments. From completing homework to publishing books—it’s rewarding for them, so it’s rewarding for us—and I learn something every time I’m here. Just as reading and writing enrich our lives, volunteering at 826 does too.”
—Karen Lake, 826 Boston volunteer extraordinaire
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:
September 30, 2:00-4:00 PM—FULL
October 5, 6:30-8:30 PM—FULL
October 17, 6:30-8:30 PM—REGISTER HERE
November 4, 2:00–4:00 PM—REGISTER HERE
volunteers contribute to 826 Boston’s program every year.