Below are a few volunteer opportunities promoted by the Cal Alumni of Los Angeles. You can also volunteer to be a member of the Cal Alumni of Los Angeles' Board of Directors. To learn more, contact Gerald Nicdao at 

Reading with Kids

Reading to Kids is a grassroots organization dedicated to inspiring underserved children with a love of reading, thereby enriching their lives and opportunities for future success. Reading to Kids happens every 2nd Saturday of the month at 8:30 AM at Esperanza Elementary School.

If this is your first time volunteering with Reading to Kids, please sign-up below  for Esperanza Elementary, 2nd grade! Make sure to sign up early, as spots fill fast. All Cal volunteers: please be sure to select "Westside Cal Alumni Club" in the Volunteer Group section.

Question: Contact Elizabeth Yoon at


Your Cal Class Reunion!

Does your class year end in a 4 or 9? If yes, then, congrats on your Cal reunion! Reunions are milestones—it’s a great occasion to reflect on what Berkeley means to you and renew your ties with Cal and old friends. They can also be natural rallying points to join your class in supporting the University. With your help, Cal can realize even greater achievement for our students, our faculty, and through them, our world. 

Want to get involved with your reunion? Contact Deirdre Macmillan at or 510-643-8396

College Summit 

Volunteer this Spring Helping High Schoolers Get College & Career Ready.

Cal Alumni of LA is a proud partner of College Summit, a national nonprofit that helps low income students get to and through college. College Summit seeks volunteers to help their students in the Greater Los Angeles area gain the skills and knowledge for bright futures during the Spring. Opportunities will include conducting mock interviews, speaking on career panels, speed networking sessions, and more. To learn more about College Summit, please visit

Email Brian Rosenbaum at for more information and let him know that you’re a Cal Alum.




826LA is a non-profit dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills. 

We are looking for volunteers to tutor, mentor, encourage, and inspire our students in all of our programs. Volunteer opportunities are available mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends, and volunteers can commit to as many or few projects per month as fits their schedules. Our offices are located in Echo Park, Mar Vista, and South LA; most projects are in or near these neighborhoods. We invite all Cal alums to learn more about 826LA at

Contact Laura Rosof at with questions or to sign up for a volunteer orientation session.


MOSTe is a small local non-profit that provides mentorship and academic assistance to under-served girls in the Los Angeles areas. MOSTe is actively looking for professional women as mentors to our young scholars and having a Mentor Training Session on August 24.

Visit for more information or contact Krissie Luong,

Minds Matter LA

Minds Matter LA is looking for individuals that can tutor and mentor high school students for the next school year. Minds Matter provides a rigorous academic program for bright, motivated high school students from low-income families. As a mentor, you will help your student manage the various projects that are part of the program.

For more information, visit the Minds Matter website at

Email at

Tutor with Vault Prep

Vault Prep provides comprehensive educational services (tutoring, test prep, admissions consulting) that help students develop critical academic, social and organization skills.

Vault Prep seeks part-time tutors with expertise in Math and Science, SAT/ACT (all subjects), ISEE prep, English and History, Writing/Essay Development.  Additional part-time positions available.

For more information, please visit