Become a volunteer! Volunteering with “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA), means making a difference in the lives of our Dreamers in Los Angeles.

Volunteer Overview & Application


What is a Volunteer?

A volunteer is a person who is enthusiastic about learning, creative, understanding, patient, and willing to work with a variety of under-resourced youth of all skill sets and backgrounds.

What Does a Volunteer Do?

Volunteers tutor, coach, read to our students (“Dreamers”), chaperone field trips, provide positive role modeling, and act as an all-around support. The staff will supervise all volunteers during the after-school program.

How Can I Be a Volunteer?

The IHADLA staff holds an orientation session at the program site for aspiring volunteers. The only requirement is that you arrive on time! To apply, please click on the “Apply Now” button to fill out an application, and we will contact you shortly.

Volunteer Los Angeles

The contribution of your time provides our Dreamers with the individual support and attention that they need to succeed.

Watts IHADLA student STEAM 3D Modeling workshop
A third-grade Dreamer from our Watts program receives one-on-one attention at the annual IHADLA Dream Big STEAM workshop on 3D Modeling.