Make a difference: mentor a student living in low-income housing in Columbia City!


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


4520 Martin Luther King Jr. Way SSeattle, WA 98108
YTP- Providing tutoring and mentoring services in Seattle to youth grades 1-12 since 1991.


Do you want to make a difference in the life of a young person? Do you care about educational equity in your community? Are you available at least 1 hr/week? The Youth Tutoring Program needs caring and dedicated volunteers like you to be mentors and tutors for students living in Columbia City’s low and mixed-income housing community, Rainier Vista.

We accept tutor applications all year long!

YTP serves a diverse group of students, 99% of whom are children of color and many who come from immigrant and refugee families. We match tutors and students 1:1 to foster the best mentoring and tutoring relationships. We focus on skill building so our students can catch-up and get ahead in school.

Not only do we train our volunteers to be effective tutors, we provide our volunteers with tools (such as individualized tutor plans and skill-building activities) so that you have what you need to make a difference!

Why Volunteer?

Make a difference in your community

Earn service hours

Have an impact on populations in need

Build job skills

It's fun!

Our ideal volunteer is:





The Rainier Vista tutoring center is open the following times:

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.

The minimum age for volunteering is 14, and High School students are encouraged to volunteer!

To learn more about our program or to get started as a volunteer, please visit and click on "Volunteer Now."

For questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at or 206-328-5659.


  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • General Education
  • Youth Services
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hr/wk on an ongoing basis
  • brief online application and 3 reference forms

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