UC Links Information for ED 132
3 out of the 4 UC Links programs offer activities related to literacy. Information on orientations, TB testing, and hours can be found below. Please be aware that program information may change. Be sure to visit program websites and contact the programs to confirm program details. For more information on these UC Links programs and other CASE approved programs, please visit the fieldwork and UC Links Partner Programs pages of the CASE website.
TB Testing and Background Checks
Most school-based educational settings require that volunteers be cleared of TB and complete a background check before interacting with children. Updated California laws on TB testing have stated that a TB risk assessment survey can be used to determine whether or not one needs a TB test. According to the UCI Student Health Center, all incoming UCI students are required to obtain a TB screening. Check with your after school site on whether they allow the TB risk assessment prior to taking the TB test. TB test results are good for at least one year. For more information on locations that perform TB tests and background checks, visit the fieldwork checklist page.
Girls Inc. of Orange County
Multiple locations in Orange County
Home office: 1801 E. Edinger Avenue, Suite 255A Santa Ana, CA 92705
Elementary School Sites:
All in Santa Ana, CA and Anaheim, CA
Girls Inc has a variety of programs tailored to meet the interests and needs of girls in Orange County, including programs related to literacy, STEM, and college preparation.
Monday - Friday: Hours depend by school site. Generally, programs run between 9:00AM-6:00PM.
Interested in volunteering with Girls Inc? Fill out this form here. You will be contacted by Senior Volunteer Services Coordinator, Carolina Ramirez, within a few days of submission.
TB Test/Background Check:
TB Test: Yes, but it will depend on the school site.
Background Check: Yes, mandatory for all sites!
Multiple locations in Santa Ana, CA:
817 S Townsend St Santa Ana CA 92704
1721 Evergreen St Apt B Santa Ana CA 92707)
Main Location UCI Students Volunteer at:
1902 W. Chestnut Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92703
KidWorks offers a variety of activities for K-12th grade students, such as homework help, reading time, character and social-emotional development and computer-based learning. Students are typically broken into the following groups: K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6-8th, and 9th-12th grade. At the Donahue Center, they serve around 150 students. Each satellite center serves around 60 students.
Mon – Thur: 3:00PM - 7:15PM
3:00-4:30 pm Kinder, 1st, 2nd grade
4:30-6:00 pm 3rd, 4th, 5th grade
6:00 -7:15 pm 6th-12th grade
Fri: hours vary due to events/administrative opportunities
Interested in volunteering with KidWorks? Fill out this form here. You will be contacted by Volunteer Coordinator, Rachel Cervantes, within a few days of submission.
TB Test/Background Check:
TB Test: Dependent on which program (preschool yes, afterschool no)
Background Check: Yes
1 Sunnyhill, Irvine, CA 92603
Recreation-based after-school program for children in grades kindergarten thru 6th.
Monday-Friday: Grades K-2: 3:30-4PM; Grades 3-6: 2:45-3:15PM
On your first shift you will meet with their staff. Interested in volunteering with Turtle Rock? Send an email to TRCPchildservices@cityofirvine.org. Please be sure to specify that you are a literacy fieldwork student looking specifically for literacy-related fieldwork opportunities.
TB Test/Background Check (Y/N): Yes
For additional programs that offer activities related to literacy, check out the map below: