EDUCATION VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
What can employees do, in an hour or so a week?
Volunteer readers read stories to individual students or to groups. To be a reader, all a person needs is to be able to read aloud, commit to visiting a classroom or after school location on a regular basis and share the joy of reading.
Tutors work one-on-one with students, reinforcing what is being taught in the classroom so students keep up with their peers. When students fall behind, they often stay behind - but tutors make a difference.
Mentors connect with students beyond the classroom, providing advice, guidance and friendship. At the most basic level, mentoring is invaluable to show students that adults care about them and want them to succeed.
Not ready to commit to a weekly volunteer opportunity?
There are also one-time activities that your company can be a part of. For example, you could host a shadowing day at your office or manage a Saturday SAT prep course.
Contact your United Way representative or the Community Action Center at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and ideas.