Our dedicated and enthusiastic army of volunteers fuels every facet of 826 Boston’s free programs. Our community of more than 600 volunteers helps out as writing coaches, tutors, mentors, storytellers, editors, illustrators, workshop leaders, and more!

826 Boston will not be running programs at our writing and tutoring center or in our Writers’ Rooms for the rest of the school year, in alignment with Governor Baker’s order on April 21 to close all public and private schools in Massachusetts. This includes new volunteer informational sessions, new tutor trainings, and all in-person volunteer opportunities during this break.

If you are interested in getting involved with us in the future, or if you have any questions for the volunteer team, please fill out this Google form.

If you have any questions about volunteering with us, please contact our volunteer team or call 617-442-5400.


“Volunteering at 826 Boston is a circle of giving where ambitious, bright, creative students grasp their potential and run with their accomplishments. From completing homework to publishing books—it’s rewarding for them, so it’s rewarding for us—and I learn something every time I’m here. Just as reading and writing enrich our lives, volunteering at 826 does too.” 

—Karen Lake, 826 Boston volunteer extraordinaire

826 Boston will not be running programs at our writing and tutoring center or in our Writers’ Rooms for the rest of the school year, in alignment with Governor Baker’s order on April 21 to close all public and private schools in Massachusetts. This includes new volunteer informational sessions, tutor trainings, and all in-person volunteer opportunities during this break.

If you are interested in getting involved with us in the future, or if you have any questions for the volunteer team, please fill out this Google form.

If you have any questions or cannot make an upcoming training date and are interested in volunteering weekly, please email the volunteer team.

In-School Volunteering Calendar

Whether you are looking to volunteer once a week, once a month, or once a semester, we are thrilled to have you support 826 Boston students.
 
After completing a training, you can sign up for individual volunteer shifts by clicking on the calendar events below.
 
Prefer to set up a recurring shift? Email us with your availability and we will work with you to find the best fit.

Out-of-School-Time Volunteering Calendar

Whether you are looking to volunteer once a week, once a month, or once a semester, we are thrilled to have you support 826 Boston students.
 
After completing a training, you can sign up for individual volunteer shifts by clicking on the calendar events below.
 
Prefer to set up a recurring shift? Email us with your availability and we will work with you to find the best fit.

600

volunteers contribute to 826 Boston’s program every year.