Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

Project Cuenca

Are you interested in teaching English to K-12 students in Ecuador? Starting November 5, join Meaningful Teens on Thursdays from 4-5pm. However, after the first 3 sessions, students and tutors will be matched based on mutually agreeable times that work for the both of you! You will need your own zoom account and above the age of 15 for this project.

Zoom Technician

Become a Zoom Technician for Meaningful Teens! Your job will be to manage Zoom Breakout Rooms to allow our volunteers and students to have one-on-one tutoring. For this opportunity, we are looking for volunteers who are good with technology, adaptable, and over the age of 16.

Zoom Moderator

Join the Meaningful Teens team and help greet volunteers and students at our various virtual volunteering opportunities. As a Zoom Moderator, we are looking for you to give a warm welcome and create a positive atmosphere for our volunteers and students. Must be an outgoing senior in high school become an MT Moderator

Mercy Alliance

Unfortunately, Mercy Alliance is full and no longer accepting applications. Join the Mercy Alliance to help teach children living in low-income housing reading and comprehension. We will be working with the national non-profit organization Mercy Housing who has served over 150,000 low-income families, seniors, and people with special needs. Like Mercy Housing this program will strive to build a more humane world where poverty is alleviated, and all people are able to develop their full potential. The volunteer commitment will be once a week on Wednesdays or Thursday from 4pm to 5 pm(PST) starting mid September .

Project Ying Wen

Project Ying Wen strives to help young, elementary students from China learn English! Tutoring sessions will be on Saturdays, using WeChat, at a flexible time that works for you and the student whom you will be tutoring. High school volunteers are wanted and knowledge of any Chinese dialect is not required.

Project ENGin

Project ENGin is a peer-to-peer conversational English program, for ages ONLY 19-22, that offers an opportunity to work one-on-one with 13 - 17 year olds in Ukraine. 45 minute to one hour sessions are weekly and designed to be conversational to help the students practice English. All volunteers can choose days and times that work best for their schedules. We have partnered with ENGin so Meaningful Teen applicants will fill out volunteer form (mention Meaningful Teens) and will be directly placed with a student. Volunteering time is flexible to your time needs.

Project Crossover

Unfortunately, Project Crossover is full and no longer accepting applications. Help young refugees and immigrants from Africa (ages 6-13) practice conventional English and, in the case of the younger children, learn to read. We will provide you with all the material to teach. Bring a smile and a meaningful desire to help other kids learn. The volunteering will tentatively be on Saturdays from 1pm-2pm(pst), starting on October 3rd

Project Step Higher

Unfortunately, Project Step Higher is full and no longer accepting applications. Help Meaningful Teens Texas Chapter provide one-on-one, individualized, reading enrichment to disadvantaged, K-3rd grade, emerging English Language Learners (ELL). Especially with delayed in-person learning for most TX schools, this program strives to make a meaningful difference for students who are struggling with their phonics and reading skills. Our goal is to inspire a love of reading as we create a fun and engaging learning experience, where kids feel safe to take risks and learn to read like wonderful story tellers. Project Step Higher is held on Sundays,1:20pm to 2pm Central Time (11:20-12pm PST). The fall session begins October 4th and ends December 13th. Training will be provided for new volunteers.

Project Educación

Project Educación will help Oakland grammar school and middle school students learn virtually with ELL and homework help for an hour a week. Volunteering will take place at 4 pm - 5 pm(PST) on Fridays during the school year, starting October 2nd. This is a great way to help others and earn volunteer hours during the school year.

Project ELL Unitad

Our third project is to educate people from all over the world - including China, Brazil, Morocco, and Kenya. In this capacity, you would be paired with an adult in a foreign country who possesses limited English knowledge. Volunteers would be scheduled for 1.5-2 hours a week at a mutually agreeable time. Training and curriculum will be provided. If you are 16 and older you can volunteer. If you are under 16 or in middle school, you can volunteer in partnership with a parent. This project is available for the summer and year-round. It is both flexible and meaningful.

Project Step Up

Join Project Step Up with the Meaningful Teens Texas Chapter to help young students step up into the new year with confidence! Our summer reading camp offers one-on-one, peer to peer tutoring to help K-3rd students who might be struggling with phonics, learning sight words, and reading. Tutoring sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursday, August 4-20th, from 1:30 - 2:00pm Central Time (11:30am - 12:00pm PST).

Project SAHA

Project SAHA is a continuation of the first project we worked on. Meaningful Teens are looking for ELL instructors to teach English classes to seniors on Fridays at 3PM PST. Affordable and high-quality housing is a basic necessity that all individuals deserve, but there is more to living a fulfilling and enriching life than just having a roof over one’s head. Help these seniors and yourself to gain lifelong learning, outlets for creative expression, and opportunities for social connections are crucial for a thriving community.