Cause Areas


Wed Dec 14, 2016 03:45 PM - Mon Jun 12, 2017 04:45 PM


1201 Cherokee RdPortsmouth, VA 23701


Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia is seeking volunteers to assist with Power Hour this school year. For one hour after school, assist Club members with homework or tutor members in a specific subject needing additional study. Help kids get the best start they can this school year. Members range in age from 6 to 18, so whatever your academic skill level, you can be the difference to a child.

Power Hour Objectives

  • Become self-directed, resourceful, and independent learners
  • Turn in homework assignments on time
  • Improve organizational and time management skills
  • Improve academic performance

Homework Helpers Responsibilities:

  • Ask members about his or her day at school
  • Ask if he or she has homework to do
  • Ask if members need help
  • Respond to members’ homework questions
  • Help keep members on task and engaged in their work
  • Provide guidance with organization and critical thinking skills
  • Check members’ homework
  • Assist staff with member supervision
  • Encourage members without homework to read quietly

Tutor Responsibilities: Tutors work one on one or in small groups with members to address areas that need special attention or improvement.

  • Refer to staff for member or group to be paired with
  • Go over material to be worked on with member(s) before getting started
  • Answer questions and give examples of similar material
  • Keep member(s) on task and engaged with the subject requiring additional study


  • Child Development
  • Literacy / Reading
  • STEM
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

Report this opportunity

Report this opportunity

Engage your employees, consumers, or students! VolunteerMatch provides the tools that make community involvement easy.