Make a difference in Columbia City! Tutor immigrant and refugee students!


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


4520 Martin Luther King Jr. Way SSeattle, WA 98108

YTP- Providing tutoring and mentoring services in Seattle to youth grades 1-12 since 1991.


"What I like best about YTP is feeling like I was a positive influence as I enjoy the profoundly positive influence on me!" -- YTP Volunteer

The Youth Tutoring Program, a part of Catholic Community Services, serves more than 400 students in grades 1 - 12 who live in low-income housing communities throughout Seattle. Volunteers support students to build skills in math, reading, and writing, work on homework together and participate in other enrichment activities.

Our program matches volunteers one-on-one with students to tutor and inspire them to succeed both academically and personally. If you care about the future of our community and want to ensure that our youth receive a good education, then volunteer as a tutor!

Not only do we train our volunteers to be effective tutors, we provide our volunteers with the tools (such as individualized tutor plans and skill-building activities) so that you have what you need to make a difference!

Just read what our tutors have to say:

"I love working with kids and helping to make a difference."

"I always have a good time, and volunteering with YTP is a stress relief by the end of the day. My student is great and I enjoy their company."

"I learn SO MUCH from these young students."

Program Location

We are currently recruiting for volunteers at Rainier Vista, located at the Boys and Girls Club in Columbia City.

Program Times

The Rainier Vista tutoring center is open:

Mondays and Wednesdays for three sessions each: 4:20-5:20, 5:30-6:30, and 6:40-7:40.

Tuesdays and Thursdays for two sessions each: 5:30-6:30 and 6:40-7:40pm.

Volunteers sign up for two hours per week, and are asked to commit to volunteering for six months.


  • Mentoring
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour per week

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