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Tutors for unstably housed students

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ORGANIZATION: Homeless Children's Education Fund

  • 5 people are interested

Homeless Children's Education Fund (HCEF) is seeking volunteers with experience working with K-8th grade children to assist with our Mobile Learning Program. This is an innovative new program that brings regular, individualized tutoring sessions directly to unstably housed students at their current place of residence. This is a great opportunity to build kids' strengths and confidence by helping our instructors deliver a variety of fun, creative educational activities.

Volunteers will travel to meet HCEF instructors at a place accessible to an enrolled K-8th grade student, then help instructors teach fun, individualized lessons. We need volunteers who can regularly commit to at least one 1-2 hour session per week. Session start and end times will vary based on family schedules, ranging from morning to early evening throughout the summer OR between 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM during the school year.

Session locations are based on accessibility to the student and their parent/caregiver -- some will be on front porches, in families' living rooms, or at a nearby public space like a park or library. Volunteers must be comfortable as guests in spaces that may be unfamiliar to them at first and will need to be able to travel to sessions on their own. If interested, please email Brian at bknight@homelessfund.org to set up an initial screening meeting.

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About Homeless Children's Education Fund


1901 Centre Ave, Suite 301, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to advance the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness, guiding them to be productive, empowered citizens. As a national model for addressing the educational needs of unstably-housed children and youth, HCEF leads a collaborative effort among regional partners by providing educational programs and services in Allegheny County and advocating for policy and system improvement.


Volunteers with the Homeless Children's Education Fund provide direct service to the children and youth in our programs through tutoring and mentoring. They help with special events and in the office and advocate for them through our outreach efforts throughout Allegheny County.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Homeless & Housing
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.





  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Child Development
  • People Skills
  • Special Needs


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 tutoring session, 1 hour, 1x per week

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