There are all kinds of opportunities for legal professionals to volunteer in their communities, but School on Wheels (http://www.schoolonwheels.org/), a non-profit organization in Glendale, California offers Roberta Lara, a paralegal employed by Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, the chance to tutor children staying at PATH Achieve, a local homeless shelter, helping them achieve academic success, despite hard times and the stigma of homelessness.
…School on Wheels provides a variety of services, including free school supplies, uniforms, school enrollment and parent counseling.
Its primary mission, however, is to foster academic success with one-on-one tutoring. Hundreds of School on Wheels volunteers work at sites across Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
Looking for a local volunteer opportunity in Southern California? There are 35,000 homeless youth enrolled in Los Angeles County schools. Not only do they need basic school supplies, but they need tutors and mentors committed to helping them meet not just the minimum school requirements, but to help them be the best students they can be, so that they can gain the emotional and academic tools they need for better lives.
For more information on volunteering for School on Wheels, here is the link: http://www.schoolonwheels.org/pages/837/. The program also needs donations to supply tutors, backpacks, books, school supplies and uniforms; raising funds would be a great project for a paralegal association.
Source: Glendale News-Press