Volunteer and Mentor at our Study Centers!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


One of four locationsPortland, ME 04101


Interested in working with diverse youth over the school year?

The Portland Housing Authority needs volunteers for their four Study Centers. We are looking for reliable people to volunteer with a diverse and enthusiastic group of students from all grades. Our centers run from 3:00-7:00 Monday through Friday in four different neighborhoods. You will be providing much needed homework support for students of all ages working to succeed in school. There is also availability for volunteers seeking to work with high school students on college prep, as well as opportunities to read to the youngest attendees. Opportunities are also available for volunteers interested in artistic (or other special skills) programming.

The centers provide a safe, supervised, and supportive environment for kids of various cultural backgrounds. It is a unique and rewarding opportunity to get involved in public housing neighborhoods. Prospective tutors who are interested in literacy and ELL teaching, secondary-level math and science, or the success and support of the Portland refugee population are particularly encouraged to volunteer.

The preferred minimum commitment is a weekly 2hour block of time Monday - Friday between the hours of 3:00-7:00 P.M. Potential volunteers must complete all paperwork before volunteering.

Please feel free to email me with any questions and visit us online at http://phastudycenters.org/


  • Tutoring
  • General Education
  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • ~2 hours per week
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