Now is the time to act: Mentor a student living in low-income housing in Seattle!


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


multiple locations throughout SeattleSeattle, WA 98144


Do you want to do something meaningful this spring? Now is the time to stand with your refugee and immigrant neighbors. And one of the most powerful ways to show your support is by making sure that students from refugee and immigrant families have equal opportunity to achieve academic success as their peers. With just a one hour per week afternoon or evening commitment, you can make a meaningful impact in the life of an under-served young person.

At the Youth Tutoring Program, we serve a diverse group of students, 99% of whom are children of color and many who come from immigrant and refugee families. We need dedicated and caring tutors like you to tutor students 1:1 and foster meaningful mentoring and tutoring relationships. We focus on skill building so our students can catch-up and get ahead in school.

No teaching experience is necessary- 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! All you need to do is be compassionate, flexible, reliable, and willing to learn!

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

We accept 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.

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
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • 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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