Middle School
Volunteering Opportunities

Creating Opportunity

Berkeley is home to three middle schools: the two “zoned” schools (King and Willard) and one “magnet” school (Longfellow).  Longfellow is also home to Berkeley’s two-way immersion (aka “TWI” for English/Spanish) program.

Middle School volunteers often spend time:

  • Working 1 on 1 with struggling students, supporting small groups, or assisting whole class, as requested by the Host Teacher
  • Supporting subject-specific academics, including reading, writing, math, and science
  • Supporting enrichment classes, from computer sciences and gardening/cooking/nutrition to world languages, music, and engineering/makerspace

Middle School Volunteers Also:

  • Mentor students with college-readiness skills in the Avid program
  • Assist students with special needs in and across classrooms

BUSD middle schools run August through June, from approximately 8 am – 3 pm.

There are also a variety of after school opportunities (3-6 pm daily) with BUSD’s LEARNS program to support both core academics (tutoring, homework clubs) and enrichment activities.

Next Steps

  1. Watch BSV’s Online Info Session, designed for new volunteers.
  2. Complete your Volunteer Application!

To hear more from Berkeley’s experienced  volunteers, see our Volunteer Testimonials