Volunteers are an integral part of East End House's School Age Program, and by doing so have an important part in addressing the achievement and opportunity gaps that low-income children face. Volunteers can participate in the School Age Program by helping kids with homework and/or assisting staff during enrichment activities. Volunteers play a dual role of providing youth with learning and enriching experiences while also being a consistent, caring, and supportive adult in the child's life.
Homework Helpers volunteer are in the classrooms with students and group leaders during homework time. Homework helpers assist students in their academic work, read with them to increase literacy, and create bonds with students through which they model good behavior and serve as mentors.
Enrichment volunteers participate and assist during enrichment time. They facilitate group leaders in providing engaging learning activities to youth. Volunteers will help pass out materials, assist youth that need extra attention and explanations, and will ask thought-provoking questions to kids to make them think about the activity. In the past enrichment activities/clubs have included STEM learning, arts and crafts, sports league, team-building games, and more!
LogisticsWe're looking for committed and engaged volunteers that can identify a consistent weekly schedule to be part of our team. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday between 3:00-5:45pm. Homework time is M-Th from 3:15-4:00pm and enrichment is M-F from 4-4:45 and 4:45-5:45
- Volunteer orientation and training from experienced staff
- Gain valuable experience teaching and working with youth
- Help to address the achievement and experience gaps that low-income children face
- Make a real difference in the life of a child
- Have fun!
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- At least 1 hour a week, consistency is key!