Aspires West Pasadena is always looking for talented volunteers who aspire to inspire our students (3rd - 12th grades). The Aspires program begins operating concurrently with the start of the school year, and this year is no different. Our volunteers can select convenient time slots during our program hours Monday thru Thursday, 3:00 - 7:30 p.m.,  and Saturdays, 8:30 am -12:30 pm. There are a variety of ways to assist students but an important focus is to teach, coach and/ or mentor students struggling with the following core content subjects:

  • Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Speaking)
  • Mathematics (Arithmetic, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus and Calculus)
  • Computer Technology (Beginning and Advanced)

Special "custom-made" arrangements may be made for additional times.  Friday's will feature "Special Events" for participants and the public.  Personalized Education Methods (PEM) will be provided.


Volunteers may serve on an hourly basis with as many or as few hours and/or days as their schedules will allow.  However, regularity is preferred for a definite period of time.  Groups and/or individual orientation will be provided for all volunteers.


Our participating students are ethnically and economically diverse. But one thing they share is a motivation to be successful in school. They just need mentors like you to encourage and assist them to achieve the goals they currently possess and aspire to even loftier heights.  Both public and private schools will participate.  Parents and guardians are an integral part of the program.


  • Aspires West, Pasadena
    119 East Washington Boulevard (corner of Iowa & Washington Boulevard)
    Pasadena, CA 91103
    (lower level of the former Grace Church)
  • Scott United Methodist Church
    444 North Orange Grove Boulevard
    Pasadena, CA 9110
  • Group Homes and other churches (to be confirmed)

Note: Overall operations, activities / events will be at the Aspires Center on Washinton Boulevard.


Our location undergoes a regular safety inspection because we are committed to the well-being of all Aspires guests and participants.  We monitor all sessions and events to ensure safety for all students and participants.  Volunteers / staff will never be left alone with students.