Do you want to do something meaningful in 2018? Now is the time to stand with your refugee and immigrant neighbors. And one of the most powerful ways to show your support is by making sure that students from refugee and immigrant families have equal opportunity to achieve academic success as their peers. With just a one hour per week afternoon or evening commitment, you can make a meaningful impact in the life of an underserved young person.
At the Youth Tutoring Program, we serve a diverse group of students, 99% of whom are children of color and many who come from immigrant and refugee families. We need dedicated and caring tutors like you to tutor students 1:1 and foster meaningful mentoring and tutoring relationships. We focus on skill building so our students can catch-up and get ahead in school.
No teaching experience is necessary- not only do we train our volunteers to be effective tutors, we provide our volunteers with the tools they need (such as individualized tutor plans and skill-building activities) to make a difference! All you need to do is be compassionate, flexible, reliable, and willing to learn!
We accept tutors all year long!
We have six tutoring centers throughout Seattle:
High Point in West Seattle: [M - Th]
Jackson Park* in Lake City: [M - Th]
Lake Washington Apartments in Rainier Beach: [M & W]
NewHolly in South Beacon Hill: [M - Th]
Rainier Vista in Rainier Valley/Columbia City: [M - Th]
Yesler Terrace* in First Hill: [M - Th]
*High Interest Tutoring Centers
The six tutoring centers are open the following times, with a few exceptions:
Mondays and Wednesdays for three sessions each: 4:20-5:20, 5:30-6:30, and 6:40-7:40.
Tuesdays and Thursdays for two sessions each: 5:30-6:30 and 6:40-7:40pm.
Volunteers sign up for at least one hour per week, and are asked to commit to volunteering for six months.
To learn more about our program or to get started as a volunteer, please visit http://www.ccsww.org/ytp and click on "Volunteer Now."
For questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at VolunteerYTP@ccsww.org or 206-328-5659
- Child Development
- Literacy / Reading
- Teaching / Instruction
- General Education
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 14
- Orientation or Training
- 1 hr/wk for 6 months minimum
- brief online application and 3 reference forms