Why Volunteer?

Reading can allow students to have adventures and opportunities beyond their dreams!

As a tutor, you will:

  • Feel the satisfaction of helping students succeed
  • Learn new skills and sharpen old ones
  • Connect with the public education system
  • Contribute to personal wellness
  • Help students perform better and boost their self-esteem
  • Enable students to excel, so they become positive contributors to our community
While most volunteer activities do not require special skills, all volunteer efforts require patience, flexibility and a positive attitude. Training is always provided to new tutors.

Benefits of tutoring programs are numerous for students

  • Improves student's self-esteem and confidence
  • Improves student's attitudes toward school
  • Increases mastery of math and reading skills
  • Decreases drop-out rates and truancies
  • Breaks down social barriers and creates new friendships
  • Promotes emotional support and positive role models
  • Improves social skills
  • Provides companionship with a positive adult role model

Why should high school students volunteer for the after school program?

  • Build a "magical" relationship with a young student! Younger students relate very well to older students
  • Make a huge difference in the life of a young student!  Often students just need a caring person who takes the time to listen and understand. This could be you!
  • Earn volunteer hours! And have fun at the same time!
  • Help to determine your future!  It's a great way to determine if you'd like to work with kids in the future. This will give you an opportunity to experience working with kids firsthand
  • Great to include on a resume or college application!
  • Invite friends to join you!  Many volunteers enjoy being part of this program with friends.  It can be a fun after-school activity to do together

What do high school student volunteers do when they volunteer for the after school program?

  • Help with homework either one-on-one or in small groups for the first hour
  • Play games and get involved in activities in the gym or outdoors for the remainder of the time

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