Academic Coach

Help students get the extra push they need to graduate by providing one-on-one and small group educational support through one of the following opportunities:

Civicorps Academic Coach 1In-Class Academic Coach

(2-4 hours a week) commits to assisting in a class (English, Math, Science, Social Studies or Research) once or twice a week. This position supports the planned lesson for the day. This volunteer position allows for Academic Coaches to learn efficacious teaching strategies and to create long-lasting relationships with Civicorps staff and students.

Daytime: Two-hour time slots: 10:25am – 12:25pm or 1:10-3pm, Monday-Thursday
Evening: Research Class – Mondays and Wednesdays 4-6 pm

Floating Academic Coach

(4-8 hours a month) assists with writing or math assignments, reads test questions aloud, and reviews classroom material with the stu

dents. Coaches have the opportunity to work with the same students each week, building strong relationships.

Evening: Two-hour time slots from 4-6pm, Monday-Thursday

English-focused Academic Coach

(2+ hours a week) provides one-on-one coaching in high-school level English concepts, which includes reading comprehension, grammar and punctuation, and basic writing skills.

Evening: Two-hour time slots from 4-6pm, Monday-Thursday

Civicorps Academic Coach 2

Test Preparation Academic Coach

(2+ hours a year) provides one-on-one Math and English test preparation support (California High School Exit Exams). Civicorps provides all test-preparation materials that Coaches need to work one-on-one with students.

Evening: Two-hour time slots from 4-6pm, Monday-Thursday during these dates:

April 28 – May 8, 2014

Academic Coaches do not need to have a background in teaching, just an enthusiastic and patient attitude.

I am inspired by the students who are working hard to beat the odds of their challenging beginnings. I love seeing the ‘light bulbs’ go on when I’m working with a student who is confused by a concept. The students are always appreciative of the support I provide. I always look forward to my time at Civicorps!”
– Sally, Volunteer Academic Coach

Conservation Ally

Civicorps Conservation Ally

Civicorps invites families, corporations, and individuals to join us for conservation events in partnership with East Bay Regional Parks District.

Events are held on:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Earth Day
  • Coastal Clean Up

How to Get Involved

To set up a volunteer orientation or to learn more about the program, contact our Volunteer Coordinator Shannon Bowen at (510) 992-7840 or at

To apply, please download our Civicorps Volunteer Application (pdf) and e-mail it to Shannon.