Our students come from diverse backgrounds and have varied educational experiences. We have a wide range of participant ages and academic starting points. If you want to be part of someone’s educational and career journey, join us!  


We have a variety of volunteer opportunities at Restore Education: 

  • Become an ambassador – Share the Success! Take a tour, invite others to tour Restore, and represent Restore at community fairs and events.  

  • Become a career readiness volunteer – Help with resume writing and job interviewing skills.  

  • Support our college preparation students – Tutoring, surviving college, and words of wisdom from other “first generation” college students.  

  • Help with our annual July graduation – Loading and unloading supplies at the facility, decorating, graduate check-in, and gown distribution and return. Bring tissues – our graduates inspire!  

  • Support fundraising events – Help procure, organize, and package silent auction items, help with guest check-in, and help with set up and clean up.  

With ever-increasing student participation, dedicated volunteers are more important than ever. To take the next steps in supporting our mission and our students, please complete our Volunteer Application. 


  • Volunteers serve under the guidance of our development department and are key team members.  
  • Project, event, and career readiness volunteer opportunities can be a one-time engagement, or volunteers can help with several career readiness sessions/ workshops.  
  • We follow a multi-step onboarding process to allow volunteers to understand our organization and our students better. The steps include application completion, initial interview, orientation, training completion depending on the volunteer opportunity, a mandatory background check, and legal paperwork completion. By the end of the onboarding process, the applicant has engaged with the Development Associate and has had numerous opportunities to ask questions. 
  • For additional information about our volunteer program, please contact volunteer@restoreeducation.org 
Thank you for the hours you dedicate to us and the only way to thank you is to learn more English every day!
Luz S., Student

Le agradezco con todo mi corazón su dedicación su tiempo su esfuerzo.

Eduardo B., Student


Will I have a set volunteering schedule?2023-11-21T12:02:07-06:00

Most of our opportunities are project or event-basedOnce you are approved as a volunteer, you will have access to a Sign Up Genius account where you can view all volunteer needs and sign up as your schedule best fits.  

Will you train your volunteers?2023-11-21T12:10:37-06:00

Yes, after an orientation and background check, we will train the volunteer on expectationsWe also use a rubric to guide our interview practice sessions to ensure consistencyRestore Education teaches students the STAR method of interviewing.  

Do all volunteers need a background check?2023-11-21T12:08:47-06:00

Anyone working directly with our students and their families will need a background checkWe do not do background checks for group/ corporate/ project volunteers that do not interact with our students.  

Do you have to be an experienced teacher/ instructor?2023-11-21T12:13:51-06:00

No.  Most of our opportunities are open to adults, 18 and over.  We will occasionally have group projects where children can be involved with guardians – like landscaping projects, turkey distribution, etc.   

Our Career Readiness volunteers should have professional hiring experience with an understanding of resume best practices.  

Do I have to live in San Antonio to volunteer with Restore Education?2023-11-21T12:15:23-06:00

Most of our volunteer opportunities are in-personHowever, the career readiness opportunities could be conducted virtuallyCareer readiness includes reviewing student resumes, practicing interview skills, etc.  

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