Calling all advocates

Volunteers are the backbone of the 826 Network. Here are some of the ways you might support youth writing:

After-School Tutoring
Help students with their homework
Field Trips
Facilitate two-hour writing experiences
In-School Support
Help teachers inspire their students
Lead creative skill-building lessons

Work with students in your neighborhood

Volunteering at your local 826 chapter is one of the best ways to support students and teachers. Visit their volunteer page to learn more.

Every student is different, and it’s really, really wonderful working with them because they’re serious about what they want to do. I give them someone to hear what they’re saying, and help them express how to say what they want to do.

826LA volunteer

No resume required

Some of our volunteers are professional writers, but the only requirement is a passion for creativity and an open mind. Every year, we’re joined by more than 5,000 artists, college students, parents, bankers, lawyers… and every vocation in-between.

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A diverse group of four people in front of an 826 Boston sign - one man (masked) and three women (two masked)

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