At Eastside we rely on an extremely committed and enthusiastic volunteer community to help us support our students. Our volunteers are a powerful force in our ability to maintain a high-quality education. They come to Eastside from many different backgrounds, bringing with them valuable experiences as they work one-on-one with an Eastside student who is struggling in a particular subject or edit resumes and conduct mock interviews for our career pathways program. All of our volunteers help sustain Eastside.TUTURING PROGRAMS
Our tutoring programs are designed to support our academic curriculum, providing a key layer of support for those students who could most benefit from one-on-one assistance.
HIGH SCHOOL READING PROGRAM
Tutors meet with their students once or twice per week during morning or afternoon tutorial periods or in the evenings. Tutors help students master challenging concepts, answer homework questions, and help them prepare for quizzes and tests.
DORM TUTORIAL SUPPORT
Those available in the evening can help with our evening dorm tutorials Monday-Thursday. Tutors can help with multiple subjects or specialize in one content area.
To find out how you can become a tutor for any of our tutoring programs, contact:Karla Garcia
Student Services Coordinator
phone: (650) 688-0850 x112
A number of volunteer opportunities benefit students and alumni who are planning their careers. These opportunities give volunteers the chance to help students develop their resumes, share their own career paths or facilitate internships.
In the fall, we set aside a day for volunteers to meet with high school seniors for informational interviews. We're looking for volunteers who can share their professional experiences so our students can learn about potential career paths.
Opportunities to present to groups of students arise throughout the year. We welcome speakers who can share their career and life experiences with our students and inspire them to pursue new fields of interest.
CAREER INCUBATOR PRESENTER
Another way professionals can share their career paths with students is in our fall Career Incubator Day. Presenters teach three 50-minute workshop sessions, followed by a networking lunch so presenters and students can talk more informally. The workshop is designed to be interactive, which allows students to taste what it is like to be in a particular profession.
Each spring our seniors get a chance to see what it’s like to be interviewed for an internship or job. The session begins with a mock interview followed by an opportunity for interviewers to provide feedback and coaching. These are incredibly valuable experiences for students who may never have experienced a formal interview before.
JOB SHADOW DAY
Our job shadow day takes place each spring and sends Eastside high school seniors to companies across the Bay Area to gain exposure to post-collegiate careers. Students shadow a professional at a Bay Area company, asking questions, observing the workplace, and gathering information. We welcome companies and organizations interested in taking part.
During the summer and December breaks we typically hold workshops for our alumni on topics including resume writing, networking, interviewing skills and using LinkedIn. Volunteers can present in workshops and work with alumni to give advice about the job application process.
Each summer we seek to place as many of our alumni in professional internships as possible. These internships provide valuable experiences for our alumni as they explore professional career paths. We are seeking companies who can offer internships to our alumni.
To find out how you can take part in any of our alumni support opportunities, contact:
Director of Alumni Services
phone: (650) 688-0850 x151