Make an impact in Rainier Beach: Be a one-to-one tutor for a student living in low-income housing


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


9061 Seward Park Ave SSeattle, WA 98118


Do you support educational equity? Do you want to do something meaningful this year? The Youth Tutoring Program needs passionate and dedicated volunteers like you to be mentors and tutors for students living in Rainier Beach’s low and mixed-income housing community, the Lake Washington Apartments.

We are still in high need of tutors this school year!

YTP serves a diverse group of students, 99% of whom are children of color 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!

To hear about our program firsthand from one of our YTP families, check out this short video!

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 Lake Washington tutoring center is open the following times:

Mondays and Wednesdays for two sessions each: 5:30-6:30 and 6:40-7:40.

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.


  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • General Education
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

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

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