It's the oldest game of strategy and today it is used to teach a variety of social and mathematical skills. We are looking for instruction in chess as well as helpful lessons in life. A volunteer who posesses chess skills, is great around kids, and is willing to use the game to teach other lessons is a must. We have a pre-defined curriculum, however we are open to expanding to other areas according to our volunteer's ability and creativity. As the student's skills grow, we will encourage a more direct focus on chess strategy and even consider competition.
Chess instruction is on the 1st and 3rd Thursday between 4-6p for an hour. Class size is 3-5 students aged 13-18.
Volunteers are a critical part of our organization. Without volunteers, we don't have the expertise to train students in many of the areas they fall short. By simply investing time with students, you help to build thier self-confidence and social skills. By sharing a skill or craft you are helping to shape their goals and desires for the road ahead.
Background check and volunteer application are required. Hours are tracked via Track it Forward app and we appreciate and reward our faithful volunteers.
Students must adhere to the rules of the center. Disrespectful or inappropriate activity is not tolerated.
- Problem Solving
- Strategic Planning
- Critical Thinking
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 25
- 30m-1hr evry 2 wks for up to 3 months.
- Chess skill