Tutor Youth in Foster Care


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Kent Public Library212 2nd Ave NKent, WA 98032


About

Do you have a passion for motivating and inspiring young people? Treehouse’s goal is for youth in foster care in King County to graduate at the same rate as their peers with a plan for their future by 2017. We need the teaching skills and dedication of volunteers who are at least 18 to achieve this goal by providing tutoring, homework help, credit recovery support, senior project help, and other academic services for students in middle school and high school.

Graduation Success Volunteers work 1:1 with our youth, primarily as tutors. Our specific needs for volunteers are dependent on student requests, but are often in the areas of math and science.Volunteers go to the locations where our students are able to meet (coffee shops, libraries, community centers), and our greatest need is for volunteers in South King County (Federal Way, Des Moines, Kent, Covington, etc.). The main window of time when students are available is from 2:30-6:00pm on weekdays, but they are occasionally available on weekends.

We ask that volunteers commit to meet with one student each week for at least 6 months. All volunteers must pass a DSHS background check before they begin working with youth.

Our next two Graduation Success Volunteer Orientations will be:

Thursday, April 14th, 4-6pm
Federal Way Public Library, Meeting Room 1
34200 1st Way S.
Federal Way, WA 98003

Thursday, May 12th, 5-7pm
Kent Public Library, Small Meeting Room
212 2nd Ave. North
Kent, WA 98032

Please RSVP to volunteer@treehouseforkids.org and indicate which one you would like to attend. There are a limited number of spaces available, and if we don't have at least five attendees, we will reschedule.

Skills

  • Tutoring
  • General Education
  • Child Development
  • Youth Services
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • STEM

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Regular 1-1.5 hr. shift/wk. for min. of 6 mos.
  • RSVP to volunteer@treehouseforkids.org
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