College Volunteers

Are you a local college student with interest in education or community service? You could play a critical role in the lives and and academic success of students. College students make great tutors, not only because of their levels of expertise, but because they model college-going culture to Breakthrough students. Students of any major are welcomed to join our community of tutors.


I’m a college student, how can I volunteer with Breakthrough?

You can volunteer in many ways with Breakthrough! The most common way college students help is through becoming a tutor.

When and where does tutoring take place?

Every Wednesday and Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Capistrano Valley.

Do I have to attend tutoring twice a week every week?

No. We understand you are a college student, however, we would like you to be as consistent as possible. Speak with the volunteer coordinator to come up with a schedule.

How do I become a tutor?

Fill out the Volunteer Google Form located on our College Volunteer tab.

Will I have to complete a background check?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor yes, otherwise the answer is NO. The Boys and Girls Club require this from you however, Breakthrough will reimburse you the cost of the live scan.

I am not available during the two tutoring options but I still want to be a college tutor. Will it be possible?

Absolutely! Some tutees cannot make it to tutoring themselves. If you are open to tutoring during different days/times get in contact with the volunteer coordinator to plan out a place and time.

I do not want to be a tutor but I am interested in volunteering for Breakthrough. What can I do?

No worries. Breakthrough has plenty of options but we are also open to any suggestions. Speak to the volunteer coordinator to explain any skills you can offer which can be used as an intern position with Breakthrough. Some example can be but are not limited to finding scholarships, graphic design, marketing… etc.

Do I have to be TB tested?

No. We do not require it.

How long do I have to commit to Breakthrough?

We would like you to be part of our volunteer program as long as you can. Of course, we know what it is like to be a college student thus, speak with the volunteer coordinator to explain your situation.

Please complete this Volunteer Registration Form to register as a tutor for high school students. If you would like to express interest in other volunteer opportunities, please fill out this Google Form.

Questions? Please contact Linda Lazaro, volunteer coordinator, at 949.661.0101, ext. 1358, or email

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