Be a Virtual Tutor
Harbor House Ministries, Inc.
When schools closed in the Bay Area in response to the pandemic, we saw parents in resourced neighborhoods banding together to form pods and even hiring teachers to keep their children learning. But what about families without resources? In the community around Harbor House, some of our neighbors lack access to the internet, can't afford technology, or don't have adults at home equipped to teach. That's why we began offering virtual tutoring for children enrolled in kindergarten through eighth grade. We select, train, and pair volunteer virtual tutors who meet one-on-one with students two or three times a week. In collaboration with classroom teachers and parents, tutors and students prioritize academic areas of focus and create engaging times of learning.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Harbor House Ministries, Inc.
1811 - 11th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94606, US
Harbor House Ministries is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for people with limited resources to become self-sufficient through educational, spiritual, and economic programs so that, together, everyone becomes all that God intends us to be. We welcome everyone regardless of ethnicity or religion and we do not require a faith commitment in exchange for services.
Harbor House was formed in 1972 and has a tremendous record of staff, volunteer, and donor involvement from diverse backgrounds. The educational, spiritual, economic development, and training departments work together to offer various programs including emergency food, ESL, a clothing store, quilting class, youth leadership development program, recreation, tutoring, mentoring, and a multi-cultural children's choir.
This area has a large immigrant population and 91% of the students attending the local elementary school receive free lunches. While Harbor House is a Christian organization, we provide programs to everyone irrespective of race, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender or handicap.