Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

March 4, 2016

Public service opportunity: Youth Tutor

Position title:

Youth Tutor

 

Name of organization:

Neighborhood House

 

Website:

http://www.nhwa.org/makeadifference/volunteer.php

 

Position description:

The Neighborhood House after school tutoring program provides homework assistance and academic skill-building to ensure students are, not only completing homework effectively, but are also learning concepts and skills. Social and Interpersonal skills are taught and modeled to students through various creative activities. We also engage students in a project-based learning model to explore a world of possibilities. Some of the projects students have enjoyed are watercolor-painting, baking and playwriting. Volunteers with this program work directly with the students, offering support, leading activities and providing positive mentorship.

 

Program hours are Monday through Thursday. Depending on location, there are opportunities to work with elementary aged students, as well as middle/high school aged students.

 

Time commitment:

After school and evenings, from 3:30 to 7 p.m., Monday-Thursday

 

Skill requirements:

A strong desire to work with kids of all ages.

Willingness to work with people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Should possess the following qualities: flexible, reliable, committed and patient.

Should be comfortable reading and writing in English at an 8th grade level.

 

Start date:

Flexible

 

End date:

Minimum 3-month commitment

 

Location:

Auburn and South Seattle

 

How to apply:

Any persons interested in volunteering as a tutor should contact Courtney Jacob, the Neighborhood House Volunteer Services Manager at (206) 461-8430 ext. 2006 or courtneyj@nhwa.org.

 

Supervisor contact info:

Courtney Jacob

courtneyj@nhwa.org