Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

March 4, 2016

Public service opportunity: Youth Tutor

Position title:

Youth Tutor


Name of organization:

Neighborhood House




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:



End date:

Minimum 3-month commitment



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


Supervisor contact info:

Courtney Jacob