Student Volunteers – After School
High school student volunteers for the after school program help with homework either one-on-one or in small groups for the first hour and then play games and get involved in activities in the gym or outdoors for the remainder of the time.
Volunteers are the heart of our programs! For both the reading and math tutoring programs, we provide training and high quality, easy-to-follow materials for each daily lesson! The volunteers involved in our tutoring programs are amazing!
Volunteer tutors commit to an hour or two each week from early-October to early-May to read or work on math strategies on a one-on-one basis with students. Each session is 30-minutes each. Most of our volunteers come back year after year!
UFRS/MAP Site Coordinators
Most schools have a Volunteer Site Coordinator for the math and reading tutor-led programs. This is a volunteer position which provides program coordination and volunteer leadership at the school.
Volunteer Site Coordinators are an incredibly dedicated, talented and generous group of people who oversee the programs at each school site. They commit a few hours each week to ensure the program runs smoothly. Our programs wouldn’t be possible without them!
We actively collaborate with principals, teachers and district literacy staff to ensure our programs are aligned with and support the important work that is happening in the classroom.
Many factors contribute to the success of our programs, including a strong commitment and support on the part of school and district leadership and teachers, as well as volunteers and resources from the surrounding community. Teachers select the students to participate in the program by determining those students that need additional help, or students who could benefit from a one-on-one relationship with an adult or are not being served through other programs.
What it means for your child to be in one of our tutoring programs:
Our tutoring programs engage volunteers from throughout the community to read or work on math concepts one-on-one with selected elementary students each week. If your child is selected to participate, he or she will attend up to five 30-minute sessions each week.
We strive to maintain consistent volunteers so that your child can benefit from positive adult mentorship and build relationships with these volunteers throughout the school year.
- Could benefit from increased confidence
- Needs additional practice (reading or working through math strategies/problems)
- May not qualify to take part in other special interventions
- Could benefit from a one-on-one positive adult relationship