SmartKids Assistant - Bilingual and English-Speaking Volunteers Needed for Afterschool Program!


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


Communities in Schools Central Office3000 S IH 35 Suite 200Austin, TX 78704


Help Communities In Schools of Central Texas (CIS) empower students to stay in school and achieve in life! CIS is looking for dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to join the SmartKids Afterschool Volunteer Team.

SmartKids is a fun, enriching, and meaningful afterschool program for Communities In Schools students living on public housing sites. SmartKids programming takes place Mondays - Thursdays from 3 - 5 on four different public housing communities in Austin. Professional staff lead programming for elementary school students, assist with homework and lead creative activities. SmartKids is a lively group environment, and volunteers assist staff with programming, providing the ability to focus individual attention for each student in attendance.

Volunteers are needed from around 2:45-4:30pm M-Th. Most volunteers commit to volunteering 1-2x a week, and we ask for a commitment of at least one school semester to ensure consistency for students. If interested, a CIS staff person would work with you to place find a location and time that would work for both you and SmartKids staff.

Bilingual (Spanish & English) speaking volunteers are extremely helpful, but this is not a requirement.

Apply to become a CIS SmartKids Afterschool Assistant through the following link:


  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services
  • General Education
  • Tutoring

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1.5-3 hrs/week for at least one academic semester
  • Passing a background check and a brief training are required prior to volunteering
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