Canal Alliance
University Prep Tutors - UP! program
Company: Canal Alliance
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Location: San Rafael, CA, 94901, US
Project Details

For 35 years, Canal Alliance has been a nonprofit champion of immigrants who are challenged by a lack of resources and an unfamiliar environment. We believe that everyone has the right to achieve their dreams. Every day, Canal Alliance educates, empowers and supports motivated immigrants to best meet their unique needs - from putting food on the table to becoming American citizens to gaining critical English language skills and graduating from college. Because when we support immigrants, Marin becomes a place where everyone can live, work and succeed. Each year, Canal Alliance collaborates with over 40 agencies and engages 500 volunteers to impact more than 4,000 youth, adults and families.

By providing homework support to students, volunteers will contribute to the UP! goal of 100% of our students graduating from a 4-year university.

​Program Dates:
  • Middle school: September 4 - June 12
  • High school: August 27 - June 12
  • Homework help hours:
  • Middle School: Mon 4:30-5:30 pm, Tue & Wed 3:30-5:30 pm, Thurs 2-4pm
  • High School: Mon-Thurs 5:45-6:45pm
  • ​​Responsibilities
  • Provide homework support to individuals or small groups of students
  • Communicate regularly with the program supervisor about any academic or socio-emotional issues
  • Provide a nurturing, supportive, and positive learning environment with high expectations
  • Sign in and out daily, and wear a name badge when on site
  • ​Skills
  • Ability to build positive relationships with students, staff, and other volunteers
  • Strong content knowledge in your identified subject(s)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, volunteers and staff
  • Ability to work with people of varied cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Requirements
  • Attend a mandatory volunteer orientation
  • Minimum commitment of 2 hours per week
  • Volunteers must pass criminal background check prior to participation and sign a volunteer agreement
  • Commitment to volunteer for the full academic year strongly preferred
  • To apply, click here:
    General requirements


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week
  • Commitment to volunteer for the full academic year strongly preferred.
  • Category
    Advocacy & Human Rights
    Children & Youth
    Education & Literacy
    Skills Area
    General Education