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1920 E. Allegheny AvenuePhiladelphia, PA 19134


The Salvation Army's goal is to have a lasting impact on children's lives by helping them achieve in reading and math through a number of effective programs within the 21st CCLC after-school program. We achieve this goal by engaging and training adults and high school students to tutor struggling students in a supervised setting using literacy and numeracy programs that have a proven record of success. The Salvation Army's intent is to move students from performing below grade level to testing at or above grade level in an accelerated time frame.
We are looking for volunteers to help by working with the Learning Zone programs. This will include:
*Attend training in preparation to work one-on-one with children, using materials that provide a step-by-step guide to help youth master their reading and math skills.
*Use curriculum tools that enable volunteers to coach children in reading and math proficiency.
*Provide 1 hour of instruction one day a week with students on a one to one basis.
*Track and document children's progress and prepare progress notes for parents, certified teacher and evaluator to review.
*Ensure that all coaching materials are on hand, including individual student skill books and certificates of achievement to be presented to the student at the end of each lesson.
*Follow Corps/Program procedures concerning the building, signing in, and time sheet completion.
Year around activities:
These are activities for which volunteers are needed daily and year around.
English and math tutoring - provided each day for 1-1/2 hours using Scholastic curriculum, site words, multiplication tables, computer games, worksheets, videos and Khan Academy. Each child according to need is tested for placement and then assigned to specific materials according to the assessment. Volunteers are needed year around as SA provides one-on -one tutoring through Achieve Now and group reading in our Read by 4 th program.
Homework Help - Each child is given the opportunity to work on homework after arrival and snack. It is our goal to assist children complete the most challenging homework assignments during the after-school program. Volunteers are needed because students receive homework packets that contain up 18 assignments per week.
STEM/STEAM - Yearly Science Fairs, project based learning projects in solar energy, robotics, and math and computer science, theater arts. These activities begin in October of each year. Sessions are 12 weeks and typically are on Thursday and Fridays, from 4:30 - 6p.m. Volunteers are needed to assist in groups to explain demonstrations, projects, and experiments to those students who may need additional explanation. The Science fairs require volunteers to work the various stations and activities. There will be a Fair in the latter half of April 2017.

After School Locations:

- Pioneer Corps Community Center | 1920 E. Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

- Citadel Corps Community Center | 5830 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

- Temple Corps Community Center | 1340 Brown Street, Philadelphia, PA

- West Philadelphia Corps Community Center | 5500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA


  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • STEM
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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