You have the power to inspire the next generation of writers. At 826 Boston, students find a warm and welcoming place full of support and creativity. Volunteers are a big part of the meaningful impact that 826 Boston has on the lives of our young authors. Join us for a morning field trip or a year-long book project and be a part of something transformative for students and volunteers alike.

To schedule a specialized volunteer training session or to discuss a volunteer experience that would be most meaningful for your company, email our volunteer team or call 617-442-5400.



Thanks in part to our many community partners, 826 Boston doesn’t just exist as a tutoring center in Egleston Square.

You can find 826 Boston in the Writers’ Room at the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science, fueled by tutors from Northeastern University. Other Writers’ Room locations include the Jeremiah E. Burke High School, the  Boston Teachers Union School, Boston International Newcomers Academy, the Rafael Hernández School, and the Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers.





You can find 826 Boston on the shelves of your local bookstores, from independent bookstores like Harvard Book Store, Wellesley Books, Brookline Booksmith, Papercuts JP, Tres Gatos, Porter Square Books, Newtonville Books, and Trident Bookstore.

And, thanks to our friends at Continuum, you can now find 826 Boston and the work of our students right here on this beautiful new website!

Whether you’re part of an organization interested in partnering with 826 Boston, or you’re a community member who knows just who we should be working with, please feel free to contact one of our team members.



If you’re wondering about the site you’ve found yourself visiting, look no further than Continuum, an international design firm with a local office in Newton. Not only did Continuum spearhead the custom development of 826 Boston’s website in a pro bono project to rival the building of the Pyramids, but they’ve also provided past support in brand development and publishing projects.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Our friends at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt have been lending their support for almost as long as our doors have been open. Not only do they send volunteers to our tutoring center for our Storytelling & Bookmaking Field Trips, but they also donate books for our tutoring center library, send HMH authors into our partner classrooms (that’s YA author Kwame Alexander, above, in our Writers’ Room), and support our fundraising efforts!

Northeastern University


For the past seven years, 826 Boston and Northeastern University have partnered on some of 826 Boston’s largest and most transformative programs, including its In-School Writing and Publishing Program and College Essay Boot Camp.

In 2013, 826 Boston opened a Writers’ Room on-site at the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science to provide classroom support, drop-in tutoring, after-school clubs, and publishing projects. Through a special initiative, Northeastern University’s Writing Program provided trained writing tutors dedicated to serving the Writers’ Room during school hours.

826 Boston would like to thank the following organizations for supporting its programs: