Thank you for your interest in becoming a CHW volunteer!

CHW offers exciting volunteer opportunities for individuals, families and local businesses! We are currently recruiting homework and reading coaches and Family Night volunteers. Please click on the link below to find an opportunity in your area!
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Already found an opportunity? Please click the link below to complete the volunteer application. Note: You will need contact information for your emergency contacts.

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If you are looking for something different:

One-time Volunteer Opportunities

  • Family Night Guest ReVolunteer_family_nightader: Volunteer to be a guest reader at one of our Family Nights for our Running Readers Program. Family Nights are special monthly reading celebrations when parents and caregivers are invited to engage with their students through fun literacy-based activities. This is a great volunteer opportunity for families – you can even bring your kids with you to share in the fun. Volunteer for one evening for one hour at one of our learning centers (one closest to you). All Family Nights have a different theme and you can even request a theme if you’d like! Note: This opportunity does not require an application. Please contact us to sign up.
  • Group or Organization-Lead Family Night: If your organization is looking for a group volunteer opportunity, our monthly family nights throughout San Diego County are a great way to get involved! Please contact us to sign up.

*If you are volunteering at one of our Learning Centers, you will need to complete a background check. Fill out this form and take it with you to any of these locations for your LiveScan. Please note that the minimum age for volunteering is 15. If you are between 15 and 17 years old, you will be asked to have recommendations in lieu of background check

Questions about volunteering with us? Please contact our volunteer coordinator at

Already a volunteer? Log into the volunteer portal below:

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Can’t volunteer, but want to give back?

We gladly accept in-kind donations that support our programs. You can host a book drive or donate school supplies, snacks or other items to our Learning Centers. Please contact us at the link below to learn more.
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For more information on how you can support CHW contact us at or 619-450-5433.