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
Assemble Grab & Grow Kits – Volunteer to assemble seed kits for PUSD 3rd graders. These “Grab & Grow” kits accompany their plant life cycle lessons. Each kit will contain a small bag of dirt, a planting container, seeds, an information booklet from Huntington Gardens, a magnifying glass, and instructions.
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. New after school hours! As of September 14, 2020 – Due to air quality concerns, we have canceled all school garden volunteering opportunities until further notice.
Help Make Deliveries – We’re assisting PUSD Warehouse staff by making deliveries of books and other items to other non-profits for use. This is the ideal volunteer opportunity for a two person team!
Virtual Volunteering – Earn Community Service Hours
Join our Senior to Senior Program – APPLICATIONS OPEN ON SEPTEMBER 3, 2020 – Be inspired by building relationships with elders in our community and making a real impact on the life of others.
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