Study Center Assistants serve under the direction of our study center coordinators to provide drop-in educational and emotional supports to students. They will engage flexibly with students, according to student need, offering homework help, assisting in enrichment activities, or simply playing a game and lending an ear. Volunteers will help students to organize their workloads, build strong academic skills, and complete their homework assignments, while also creating a safe and welcoming environment for all students. Successful volunteers will help youth to develop strong academic and interpersonal skills, so that they will be successful in all areas of life.
- Assist students with homework without giving them the answer
- Support students in organizing and prioritizing their schoolwork.
- Keep students focused and on task
- Ask questions to help students come up with answers and procedures on their own.
- Remind students to keep a respectful level of noise
- Assist with art projects or other special projects
- Read books with youth
- Engage youth one on one or in small groups, in activities of interest to them
- Encourage students to clean up after themselves
- Sign in and out on volunteer sign-in sheet every shift
- Volunteers should keep a consistent schedule so that students can rely on their presence.
- We ask for a one-month commitment so that students are not disrupted by frequent volunteer turnover.
- If you cannot make a shift let the Study Center Coordinator or Youth Programming VISTA know.
- 2 hours once a week
- Motivated and self-directed
- Ability to have fun while maintaining boundaries
- Cultural Competency
- Tutoring skills
- Promote good study habits
We have four study centers in Portland, one in each of our family neighborhoods.
- Sagamore Village- This site is off of Brighton Ave. near Westbrook.
- Riverton Park- This site is off of Forest Ave. near Westbrook.
- Kennedy Park- This site is in East Bayside near Franklin Arterial.
- Front Street- This site is behind back bay off of Washington Avenue
- Portland Housing Authority will provide orientation and occasional trainings.
- Volunteers will be supervised on site by the study center coordinators. Each site has two coordinators who should both be on site most days.
- The Youth Programming VISTA will do check-ins and is available for ongoing support
- Bus passes are available if needed for transportation to the site
ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST COMPLETE A VOLUNTEER APPLICATION AND BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO SERVING
Please contact Azia Gilbert with any firstname.lastname@example.org . 207-773
- Relationship Building
- Reading / Writing
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1.5-2 hours per week