Boost! West Oakland Volunteer Application
Be part of the solution:

Join Boost! West Oakland to give a child the skills, confidence and hope they need and deserve.

It's fun AND rewarding!

Founded in 1997, the mission of Boost! is to empower West Oakland youth with the skills and confidence needed to become positive contributors to society. Boost! fosters healthy attitudes toward learning and strengthens students' academic performance and self-esteem through individualized One-on-One Tutoring and Mentoring, Field-trips and Family Events. Be part of a program that is fun and fulfilling and where the kids WANT to be. High school students welcomed.

In order to become a tutor, these steps are required:

1) Complete an online application.

2) Attend a New Tutor Orientation at Lafayette Elementary School

3) Please bring a valid ID and auto insurance (if available) to the orientation. Livescan Fingerprinting will be provided on site

4) OUSD requires TB clearance within the last 2 years. You can bring this with you to orientation or provide it as soon as possible after the orientation.

Contact Information and Background
First Name
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Last Name
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Work Phone
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Best time to call:
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Birthday (MM/DD/YYYY)
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What languages do you speak in addition to English?
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Gender Identity
Racial or ethnic identity
If you chose "I do not identify with the above options", or would like to provide details about your race/ethnicity, please do so:
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How did you hear about Boost! West Oakland?
Tutor/Mentor Job Information
As a Volunteer Tutor/Mentor You Will:
- Receive comprehensive training to be an effective tutor/mentor.
- Be paired with a student who fits your personality and age preference.
- Have the option of attending on-going training and workshop sessions.
- Dedicate 1.5 hours per week in an afternoon or evening session between Mon-Thurs.
- Be part of a proven program that has served West Oakland for over 19 years.
- Have fun and make a positive impact on a young student's early development!
Please choose the tutoring session you prefer:
You can choose ANY/ALL sessions you are available to attend.
What grade do you prefer to be matched with?
What gender do you prefer to be matched with?
What personality type would you prefer to be mathed with?
(i.e. I'd like to be matched with a student who is energetic and in a younger grade (1-3).)
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Because Boost! volunteers interact with minors, we'd like to know if you are willing to be fingerprinted, submit or take a TB test and whether or not you have a felony on your record.
Are you willing to be fingerprinted?
Are you willing to submit or take a TB test?
Note: All tests must have a negative result.
Have you ever been convicted of a felony?
Short Answer Questions
Why are you interested in becoming a Boost! West Oakland tutor/mentor volunteer?
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Describe your past experience in working with youth or tutoring.
Note: No prior experience necessary.
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Please describe a skill that you can bring to your work as a tutor/mentor and the program overall.
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