Do you love working with young people? Volunteer at East Harlem Tutorial Program!


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East Harlem Tutorial Program2035 2nd AveNew York, NY 10029


East Harlem Tutorial Program offers a variety of volunteer opportunities through our charter schools and after-school programs, ranging from subject-matter tutoring, providing students with homework help, mentoring, and preparing high school students for college success. Volunteers work with our scholars, preparing them for academic success, supporting their social enrichment, and helping them gain the confidence they will need to succeed in college and in life. Check out our volunteer options below:

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Volunteer Opportunities

Classroom Buddies - Volunteers work in one of our Kindergarten through 5th Grade after-school classes assisting our scholars with homework, walking them through engaging classroom activities, and supporting our Assistant and Lead Teachers.

Commitment: At least twice a week

When: Monday through Thursday, 4pm - 6pm

Elementary Homework Help - Volunteers support our young scholars as they tackle tough homework while building supportive relationships and positively impacting their academic achievement. In small groups, volunteers address the individual needs of our scholars and focus on content they are learning during the week.

Commitment: Once a week

When: Saturdays, 10am - 11:30am

Scholars Friday Clubs -Volunteers engage in fun clubs geared toward getting our scholars active and expressing themselves creatively! Volunteers can choose clubs such as dance club, theater/drama club, music/percussion, capoeira (Brazilian martial arts), and soccer. No experience needed -- just a can do attitude!

Commitment: Once a week

When: Fridays, 1pm - 4pm

Road to Success - Middle School is some of the most formative years for East Harlem’s young people. These years will determine which high school they get into and ultimately whether they go to college. Road to Success provides a small group setting where scholars receive homework help from volunteers interested in making a difference in the lives of young people.

Commitment: At least once a week

When: Monday through Thursday, 5pm - 6pm

University Tutoring - Volunteers help our middle and high school scholars succeed in various subjects (Math, English, Science, History), while in a one-on-one setting. Volunteers should feel confident tutoring and demonstrate success in a 6th - 12th grade level subject.

Commitment: Once a week

When: Monday and Wednesday, 6:30pm - 8pm

College Mentoring Program - The College Mentoring Program is a one-on-one mentoring project that aims to guide high school students through the entire college application process. The program’s goal is to ensure that each senior successfully applies to college, finds financial aid, and chooses the school that is best suited for their needs. The Program is a two year commitment for both the mentor and mentee, with weekly requirements in the first year and monthly requirements in the second year.

Commitment: Once a week

When: Tuesday and Wednesday, 6:30pm - 8pm


  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Mentoring
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least once a week
  • Acceptance is contingent upon successful criminal background and medical clearances

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