Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

December 19, 2016

Public service opportunity: Volunteer Tutor

Public service opportunity: Volunteer Tutor


Position title: Volunteer Tutor


Name of organization: Friends of the Children – Seattle




Position description:

Join the team that is breaking cycles of generational poverty right in our neighborhood! Our ideal candidate will roll up their sleeves and do their best to support our youth to achieve academic success; and also take time to laugh and chat with our youth and mentors!  Help Friends of the Children support youth who face the toughest challenges in the Seattle-metro area by providing tutoring and specialized help for students in grade 1-12, so our youth can master critical skills and strive for excellence in academics and beyond! Tutors will work on-site at the Friends of the Children office, located on Rainier Ave S near Columbia City, with elementary, middle-school and/or high school students.  With your skills and talents, we can make our children’s future brighter!


Work Description


What you will get to do:

             Work with our youth to provide tutoring and educational assistance, as a main priority.

What you can expect as a Volunteer:

             Orientation, training and support from the staff

             Clear expectations

             Ongoing evaluations with mentors and educators

             To be welcomed and respected as part of the team

             To be valued for your unique abilities and talents


We hope to work with our volunteer’s schedule as well as our youth and mentor’s schedules. Since we match our volunteer tutors and youth according to schedule availability and subject, it is best if you can commit to the same day and time each weekly session.


Time commitment:

             Tutoring is frequently requested between 3 and 7pm M-TH. Possible opportunity to tutor on Saturdays. •                We would like to see you approximately 2 – 4 hours per week on a consistent day and time with a commitment to this position for at least one full quarter.


Skill requirements:

             Willingness and interest in working with school-age children

             Patience, cultural sensitivity, and good communication skills

             An ability to relate to youth

             Problem solving skills

             Basic computer, and data-entry, skills

             Willingness and patience to learn, and navigate web-based software

             Desire to do online research

             A strong attention to details and accuracy

             Strong written and organizational abilities

             A sense of humor


Start date:

January 4, 2017


End date:




Office is located on Rainier Ave S near Columbia City. We will disclose our physical location once we have received an application and have connected with the applicant.


How to apply:

Contact with a completed volunteer application, which can be found on our website, or fax your application to 206-328-6985.


Supervisor contact info:

Education Support Assistant