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Volunteer Tutor / Mentor Downtown Indianapolis

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LYN House Inc.

  • 20 people are interested

Volunteer Position: After School Tutor/Mentor

Purpose: To tutor and mentor one child between the grades of Kindergarten - 5th grade to help them improve their academic success in literacy and/or math.

Training: Attend a 2 hour pre-service training and participate in at least one additional 2 hour training per year. Contact Jessica Hayes at jessica@lynhouse.org for training dates.

Location: LYN House, 1155 Tecumseh St. Indianapolis, IN

Hours of Tutoring: 1 hour between 3-5:30pm on one or two days a week Monday - Thursday. (Times vary by child in order to have social distancing).

Time Commitment: After a volunteer has been matched with a student, the volunteer should commit to one or two days a week until the duration of the academic school year.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Helping the student with assigned homework if applicable for no more than 20 minutes.
  • Helping the student improve academic performance in literacy through reading and writing activities for at least 20 minutes
  • Helping the student improve academic performance in determined area of need.
  • Selecting materials and approaches that are suitable to the student’s skill level and needs and giving praise whenever the student is successful.
  • Maintaining records of the time spent with student and notes on their progress.
  • Helping the student develop confidence and a positive attitude toward learning by affirming their thinking and progress in the lesson.
  • Encouraging the student to respond to difficult materials by being supportive.
  • Seeking to understand the psychological, emotional, and physical problems that may cause a student to have difficulty learning to read.
  • Rewarding the child with a special tutoring session for their hard work once a semester.
  • Willingness to tutor other children when needed.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Dependable and prompt.
  • Interested in and enjoys relating to a variety of people.
  • Willingness to maintain confidentiality.
  • Literate (professional training is unnecessary).
  • Flexible, friendly, patient and optimistic.
  • Enjoy working with children
  • Must pass background check.

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About LYN House Inc.


1155 N. Tecumseh St., Indianapolis, IN 46201, US

Mission Statement

At LYN House we build transformative Christ-centered partnerships with neighbors through which economic, relational and spiritual poverty are alleviated.


The LYN House is located across the street from First Free Methodist Church. Its presence in the neighborhood is a beacon of hope for residents living in poverty who have emotional, educational and physical needs. The LYN House desires to be a place that helps meet each of these needs, and most importantly, we hope to meet the spiritual needs of the community by centering our ministry at the cross of Jesus. The neighborhood surrounding LYN House is considered to be one of the neediest areas of Indianapolis. We strive to make a difference in our community through acts of generous hospitality, and we hope to create community through unity with neighboring agencies and churches.

The ultimate goals of the LYN House are to provide a safe place for the community's residents, to gather for fellowship, and to help meet the educational needs of the community through tutoring and mentoring. In order to achieve these goals we will need to gain and maintain regular volunteer support (weekly, monthly, and by projects); regular financial support; and relationships and partnerships with local agencies and churches.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


1155 N. Tecumseh St.Indianapolis, IN 46201



  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Relationship Building
  • Faith-based Leadership
  • Youth Services
  • Tutoring




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours per week

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