Apply To Be A Volunteer
- OUR MISSION
The mission of the “I Have a Dream” Foundation-Los Angeles is to help underprivileged children become productive citizens by providing a long-term program of academic enhancement, mentoring and cultural enrichment with an assured opportunity for higher education.
- VOLUNTEER DUTIES
Volunteers will provide tutoring, coaching, a college-going culture, positive role modeling, and all-around support to Dreamers (students) at least one hour per week. Assignments will be under the supervision of staff during the after-school program.
Schedules will depend upon the location selected.
- VOLUNTEER SKILLS
The “I Have a Dream” Foundation-Los Angeles is looking for volunteers who are: enthusiastic about learning, creative, have an appreciation and understanding for youth, patient, have a good sense of humor, willing to work with a variety of underprivileged youth of all skill sets and backgrounds, and have a strong sense of responsibility.
- DREAMER NEEDS
Our Dreamers look to our program not only for academic support, social-emotional development, new learning opportunities, and college and career preparation, but also as a center of comfort, safety and stability. As a volunteer with our program, they will be looking to you as a role model and reliable source of support, as well.
- VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT:
We ask our volunteers to:
Participate in an orientation/training provided by “I Have a Dream” staff, typically at the project site.
Provide volunteer services as scheduled.
Phone IHADLA staff when there are schedule changes and volunteering is not possible.
Initiate conversations and meetings with “I Have a Dream” staff regarding ideas, questions, concerns, etc.
Sign-in and out for every volunteer session.
Remember that Dreamers count on me and look forward to seeing me once I’ve begun my commitment.
I AM OFFERING MY SERVICES TO THE “I HAVE A DREAM” FOUNDATION-LOS ANGELES AS A VOLUNTEER WITHOUT COMPENSATION. THE FOUNDATION MAY REQUEST ANY RELEVANT INFORMATION PERTAINING TO MY BACKGROUND THAT WOULD IMPACT MY ROLE AS A VOLUNTEER. AS A VOLUNTEER, I WILL ABIDE BY ALL RULES AND AGREE TO SIGN ALL FORMS THAT ARE APPLICABLE TO THE SAFETY OF OUR DREAMERS. I WILL NOT GO OFF CAMPUS WITH ANY STUDENT.
I AFFIRM THAT ALL THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS TRUE AND COMPLETE AND THAT FALSE OR MISLEADING INFORMATION MAY LEAD TO MY TERMINATION AS A VOLUNTEER TUTOR.
I CERTIFY UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY THAT I HAVE NOT BEEN REQUIRED TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER PURSUANT TO PENAL CODE SECTION 290 AND HAVE NEVER BEEN ACCUSED OF AND/OR COMMITTED CHILD ABUSE OF ANY KIND.