Eastside volunteers provide critical support to our school community. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities – some require a weekly commitment, while others involve helping with specific events or lessons. And we welcome volunteers from many different backgrounds who bring with them their own valuable experiences and areas of expertise.
Our tutoring program is an important resource for students who need one-on-one or small group support in order to thrive in our challenging college preparatory curriculum. Tutors can help with multiple subjects or specialize in one content area.
Being an Eastside tutor does require a regular commitment, but we can accommodate different schedules. Tutors who are available during the school day can meet with students during morning or afternoon tutorial periods, and tutors who are available in the evenings can provide after-school support to students who live in our dorms.
To learn more about becoming an Eastside tutor, contact:Amairany Fuentes
Student Services Coordinator
phone: (650) 688-0850 x112
Career Pathways Program
We have a number of volunteer opportunities for individuals who are interested in helping Eastside students and alumni learn about different career paths, develop professional skills, or gain internship experience.
Each fall, our seniors have the opportunity to conduct informational interviews with volunteers who share their professional experiences so our students can learn about potential career paths.
Another way professionals can share their career paths with students is during our fall Career Incubator Day for sophomores and juniors. 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 get a glimpse of what it would be like to work 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, which takes place each spring, 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, and we welcome the opportunity to talk with organizations that can offer internships.
To find out how you can take part in any of our career pathways opportunities, contact:
Director of Alumni Services
phone: (650) 688-0850 x151