Pepperdine Volunteer Center
Volunteer Opportunities: Ongoing Programs
Camp Miller/Camp Kilpatrick
WHAT IS CAMP MILLER? Camp Miller is a probation center for young males between the ages of twelve and eighteen. All of the young men have been referred by the juvenile court because of first offense crimes including theft, assault and battery, breaking and entering and various other crimes, often associated with gangs. It is located about 15 minutes north of Pepperdine.
WHERE DO I FIT IN? Pepperdine volunteers support the facility's goal to lessen delinquent tendencies through education and counseling. At the start of the semester, a Pepperdine student is partnered with a Camp Miller student. Each week they will meet one-on-one to work on homework, practice skills for the GED test, read, or even work on writing a letter to someone. The young men look forward to this experience all week. Tutors can have a tremendous influence, as their interactions often help the young men find a newfound confidence and look forward to going to college. By strengthening literacy skills, we can help them build a brighter future for themselves.
No tutoring experience is needed.
Volunteers must commit to one night a week for a semester.
5:30PM: Meet at the Hawc stairs to go to Camp Miller together in a Pepperdine van.
6:00PM: Arrive at Camp Miller.
Tutor/mentor the boys with GED prep, reading, etc.
7:00-7:30PM: Tutoring ends/leave.
8:00PM: Get back to Pepperdine (most likely earlier than 8:00PM).
Sign up for a 30-minute info session for more details on Camp Miller and what your role as a volunteer would be.
Contact the Pepperdine Volunteer Center at (310) 506-4143 for additional information.