Do you want to make a difference in the life of an underserved student? The Youth Tutoring Program of Catholic Community Services needs passionate and dedicated volunteers like you to be mentors and tutors for students living in six low-income housing communities around Seattle.
Our Mission at Catholic Community Services
Rooted in Catholic Social Teaching and the Gospel imperative, Catholic Community answers the Gospel call to loving and compassionate service with particular concern for the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death and the dignity of the human person. Our employees and volunteers come from many faith traditions to serve and support poor and vulnerable people through the provision of quality, integrated services and housing. Our focus is on those individuals, children, families, and communities struggling with poverty and the effects of intolerance and racism. We actively join with others to work for justice.
Our Mission at Youth Tutoring Program
To tutor, guide and inspire vulnerable youth living in low income and public housing to achieve academic success.
About the Youth Tutoring Program
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 the tools they need (such as individualized tutor plans and skill-building activities) to make a difference!
We accept new 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]
*Currently no available volunteer positions at this location. Applicants who can only volunteer at the Yesler Terrace location will be placed on a waiting list.
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.
The minimum age for volunteering is 14 and High School students are encouraged to volunteer!
To hear about our program firsthand from one of our YTP families, check out this short video!
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
- Math / Science Instruction
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 14
- Orientation or Training
- minimum 1 hr/wk ongoing
- brief online application and three short reference forms
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