Schools of Hope

Thank you for your interest in the Schools of Hope program. This program is run by the United Way of the Wine Country and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they have made some programmatic changes to shift their focus solely to Family Financial Stability.

With this shift, the Schools of Hope program has been discontinued indefinitely.  The link below will be updated as the United Way of the Wine Country has opportunities to volunteer with schools and students.

Thank you again for your interest in serving our community.

  • Published on July 20, 2018

    We are seeking County employees who are interested in joining existing Schools of Hope tutors in this tutoring program. County employees can volunteer to tutor 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students at the participating school of their choice.

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About the Schools of Hope Program

  • One-on-one tutoring with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students at participating schools, just one hour a week 
  • Participating employees tutor on paid County time during their regular work schedule
  • All county employees are encouraged to participate
  • Sonoma County partnership with Schools of Hope allows employees to join other community business and organizations in making a positive impact in Sonoma County
  • Supported and encouraged participation by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors 

Employee volunteer requirements:

  • Have discussed participation with their supervisor(s) and have authorization to participate
  • Able to commit to tutoring 30 minutes and travel time (typically not more than an hour a week), once a week, for a full school year cycle
  • Able to travel to and from a participating school
  • Willing to sign United Way's insurance waiver and volunteer agreement
  • Willing to undergo a background check which includes fingerprinting and screening for tuberculosis (conducted at orientation)
  • Able to attend a general program orientation and a site training at the school of your choice. 

View this Schools of Hope Vimeo from local students of the program talking about their experience!

Contact Information

Human Resources
County of Sonoma
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Contact us by Phone
575 Administration Drive
Room 116 B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465237, -122.725363

United Way of the Wine Country

Schools of Hope partnership

United Way Schools of Hope Program

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