Volunteering Programs

CORE (Community Outreach Effort)

CORE is Eleanor Roosevelt College's community service organization that participates in projects in the ERC, UCSD, and San Diego communities. Past activities have included running a Halloween Carnival at an Elementary School, Tutoring Middle School and High School Students, making and delivering gift baskets to terminally ill children in pediatric centers, helping feed families who can't afford their own Thanksgiving dinner, Relay for Life, and much more.

Learn more about CORE

Tutoring at the Monarch School

The ERC/Monarch School Volunteer Program recruits and places committed students from Eleanor Roosevelt College as volunteers at the Monarch School, a K-12 school in the San Diego Unified School District that serves the educational needs of homeless and at-risk children.

ERC student volunteers provide academic tutoring and work in after-school enrichment programs at the school. Some may also volunteer as teacher’s aides in the classroom.

The Monarch School asks that volunteers commit for at least a six-month period to reduce the level of flux and unpredictability that most of its students already have to confront on a daily basis. ERC volunteers are expected to provide their own transportation to the Monarch School in downtown San Diego, either by carpooling or by public transit. They also need to undergo a Live Scan background check and TB test before they can work directly with Monarch students. The one-time cost for these tests is approximately $50.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Monarch School, please contact Professor Edmond Chang.