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After School Tutor/Mentor (VOLUNTEER)

Reports to SYFC Program Director

Position Summary

Provide general support for After School Programs. Assist elementary and/Middle school students with homework and other academic needs; Assist with or lead enrichment activities; serve as an adult role-model for students in an ongoing one-on-one capacity. This position is expected to support the creation of “community” through development of positive, cooperative relationships with students, school staff and other volunteers.

Primary Roles & Responsibilities

  • Assist students during “Homework Help” or any other academic support/enrichment from approximately 2:00 pm to approximately 5:00 pm
  • Lead a project-based cooperative learning group during the school day or after school hours
  • Help answer students’ questions as they are working through the class material and projects
  • Support individual student academic needs as assigned
  • Lead literacy circles as assigned
  • Serve as a consistent mentor for an assigned student throughout the course of one school year in group mentoring or one-to-one planned activities

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Enjoy working with children.
  • Must be over age 18.
  • Must pass a DCFS background check.

Time Commitment

  • Commit to a regular shift (minimum 2 hours per week).
  • After School programs are implemented Monday-Friday from 4:00pm to 6:30pm.
  • Volunteers needed over a school semester/three month period:
  • Fall semester volunteer needs: early October – mid December.
  • Spring semester volunteer needs: early February – May.