Get out! Get involved! Volunteer!
Volunteers expand our capacity to provide essential resources and enrichment opportunities to public school students in Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre.
Our volunteers are making a difference. In the past three years, over 600 volunteers have donated more than 30,000 hours of community service to PEF and our schools.
Our volunteers are community members, PUSD parents, college students, high school students, realtors, and teams representing businesses and other associations. Our volunteers offer their support to PUSD and PEF initiatives including My Masterpieces, Farm to School Gardens, Summer Enrichment Program, Robotics and more.
Our volunteers’ commitment is also felt directly here at PEF through office and event support, and out in the world as community advocates for the work of PEF and for public education.
CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Distribute produce to area families at Altadena Elementary, Eliot Arts, Webster Elementary, and Jackson Elementary schools on Wednesday, January 27. More dates in March and May.
Make Deliveries of books to local Little Libraries for the PUSD Warehouse.
The following opportunities are on hold until the Southern California Stay-At-Home order is lifted:
Help Organize – We’re assisting PUSD Warehouse staff by organizing materials and making deliveries of books and other items to other non-profits for use.
Help in Our School Gardens – Up to five individuals can help us upkeep our school gardens. Families welcome. Students aged 15 and up can serve. This is a great way to get outside and help maintain our schools. Our garden schedule is updated weekly based on needs. After school hours!
Have a bobcat or backhoe? Help is needed to clear a part of the garden at Muir High School.
Join our Senior to Senior Program – Be inspired by building relationships between elders and youth in our community and making a real impact on the life of others. Program enrollment for the Spring 2021 semester is closed. Summer enrollment will open again in June 2021. Please check back then.
Corporate Volunteer Programs
For information about custom corporate volunteer action days, please email Nancy Carol Inguanzo, Community Outreach & Volunteer Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer with PEF as…
Individuals volunteer their time and skills in our offices, for school programs, and at events throughout the year.
Groups of five or more volunteers representing a business, club, or other association can participate in team building one to two-day service projects at school sites such as school gardening, playground beautification and painting projects. Many hands make light work, and it’s great community visibility for your group. Learn more!
Come be a part of an amazing community wide group of volunteers who are excited about the work we do, want to promote our unique PUSD schools, and who believe in public education! As a PEF Ambassador you’ll attend our “insiders only” meetings and commit to vibrantly furthering the mission of the Pasadena Educational Foundation by creating awareness in the community for PUSD and public education, networking among personal/professional friends and colleagues, bolstering social media presence, representing at key events, and inspiring others to get involved.
Questions? Contact: Nancy Carol Inguanzo, email@example.com
“All of the volunteers were amazing and I am so thankful for their help. We packed all 850+ bags of food, sorted thousands of toys, and we even got done early. We are very blessed to be able to provide Christmas toys and food to so many families in need, but we could not do it without the help of our wonderful volunteers.” Jhoana Hirasuna, B.A. Director of Social Services
What Our Volunteers Say
"Well my experience has been great. The biggest impact is how much the little kids know so much Spanish. They have inspired me to learn Spanish just like them. I love how these kids are so smart! "- Jasmine Castro, Pasadena High SchoolThey Are So Smart!
"I’m having a great experience right now working with the kids. I’m like a teacher for them and they respect me. The main teacher is so nice with me that I don’t find the work hard. This is such a great experience. Thank you for the opportunity!" - Andrea Reconco, Blair High SchoolThank You For the Opportunity
"For me, it’s been a tremendous experience working with all the kids. Everyday I wake up looking forward to teaching them another lesson and having fun at the same time. I’ve also had the pleasure of working with a great teacher and some fabulous volunteers.” Michael Ayranian, Pasadena High SchoolHaving Fun & Teaching at the Same Time