Middle School Academic Enrichment Program Volunteer


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


61 School StreetRoxbury, MA 02119


The Hern?ndez After School Program is seeking volunteers to support our Academic Acceleration Academy program Mondays-Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00. The Academy is an after school program for 5th-8th grade students that provides a calm and welcoming environment for homework completion, academic enrichment, and extra learning from guest speakers, games, and fun projects. The program creates a safe space for students to be comfortable asking questions and grow in their sense of belonging, and ultimately aims to improve student performance in the classroom.

A typical day in Academy consists of:

  • a team building warm-up activity
  • 15-20 minutes of homework time
  • an academic-focused game or art project (writing journals, Jeopardy, public speaking practice, word searches)
  • free time on the playground or in the gym

Volunteers support the Academy’s programming by building positive relationships with students, encouraging students to remain engaged and focused, and facilitating activities.

Volunteer duties:

  • Volunteer for one day of program per week (Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday) from 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • Tutor and mentor middle school students individually and in small groups
  • Assist in leading team-building games and academically-focused activities
  • Maintain a respectful and positive attitude at all times


  • Experience working with young people
  • Desire to work hard and show initiative
  • Ability to act as a role model to youth
  • Some level of Spanish preferred, but not required

Please email Katie at katie@friendsofthehernandez or call 617-635-8187x150 if you are interested in this opportunity.


  • Child Development
  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday from 3:30pm-5:00pm

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