Volunteer Tutor (Must Live in Bell County)
ORGANIZATION: Learning Bridge
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We are always looking for volunteers who share our passion for educating kids in foster care. You do not need a background in education or foster care to apply. Our volunteers are former teachers, stay at home moms, accountants, lawyers, retirees, and many others who just want to help a child in foster care succeed. If you are able to commit to at least one hour a week and be a consistent, reliable, positive adult presence in a student’s life, we have a place for you. We match tutors with students they are comfortable tutoring, according to grade level and subject matter. Whether you are interested in helping a kindergartner learn his colors or a high schooler build her confidence in math, we have a spot for you.
- Complete the application here.
- After you complete and submit the application to volunteer, we will call you to set up a virtual interview.
- Once references are checked, you will attend a two hour virtual training. We’ll teach you about the foster care system, and trauma-informed care. The training also includes guidance on how to work with families and students, an overview of typical grade-level skills and knowledge, and ideas and strategies for sessions.
- Once we find you a match, we run a background check and facilitate an introductory meeting with the student and family.
Our volunteers range in age from those in their 20s, to those in their 70s; we believe that people in all stages of life have unique skills, talents and experiences to offer children at-risk.
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About Learning Bridge
PO Box 160772, Austin, TX 78716, US
Learning Bridge matches tutors with kids in foster care to give them the educational support they need to stay in school, improve academic performance, and achieve greater success later in life.
The idea for Learning Bridge came from our founder’s search for a tutor for her foster daughter. While she found many organizations in central Texas to help kids in foster care, she discovered that no organization existed to address the unique educational needs of kids in foster care. Sadly, only half of youth in foster care graduate from high school and shortly after emancipation, 40-50% of foster youth become homeless. Due to many factors, kids in foster care are often one to two grade levels behind in school.
After a needs assessment and surveys of foster parents, Connect for Success launched as a pilot program at Foster Village in August 2020.
Based on its early success, Learning Bridge launched as a standalone nonprofit, in February 2021and has made a measurable difference in the lives of students in the program.
PO Box 160772Austin, TX 78716
March 7, 2023
- Math / Science Instruction
- Reading / Writing
- Basic Computer Skills
- Relationship Building
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- Learning Bridge tutors are required to provide at least 1 hour of tutoring per week.
- For this opportunity, Learning Bridge tutors are required to live in Bell County.