Volunteering

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With the help and support of our community of over 300 volunteers, EHTP is able to reach more scholars in East Harlem. Volunteers are tutors, homework helpers, mentors, friends, summer camp counselors, and coaches who prepare scholars to get to and through college. Volunteer with EHTP and make a lasting impact on our scholars!

Current volunteers, sign in here.

For more information about volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Team at 212-831-0650.

 
 
 

Volunteering Opportunities

East Harlem Tutorial Program offers a variety of volunteer opportunities through our public charter schools, after-school, and summer programs. The programs range from subject-matter tutoring, providing students with homework help, mentoring, and preparing high school students for college success. Volunteers support our scholars, prepare them for academic success, encourage their social enrichment, and help them gain the confidence they will need to succeed in college and in life. Check out our volunteer options below:

Acceptance is contingent on clearance of a criminal background check. To be considered, must apply above.

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Out of School Time (OST) Programs

CLASSROOM BUDDIES

Grades K-5, after school

Details: Volunteers work in one of our Kindergarten through 5th Grade after-school classes assisting our scholars with homework, walking them through engaging classroom activities, and supporting our Assistant and Lead Teachers.

Minimum commitment: Twice a week

When: Monday through Thursday, 4 pm to 6 pm

ELEMENTARY HOMEWORK HELP

Grades K-5, Saturdays

Details: Volunteers support our young scholars as they tackle tough homework while building supportive relationships and positively impacting their academic achievement. In small groups, volunteers address the individual needs of our scholars and focus on content they are learning during the week.

Minimum commitment: Once a week

When: Saturdays, 10 am to 11:30 am

ROAD TO SUCCESS

Grades 6-8, early evenings

Details: Middle School years are some of the most formative for any student. This time will determine which high school they get into, which will ultimately be a key factor in whether they go to college. Road to Success provides a small group setting where scholars receive homework help from volunteers interested in making a difference in the lives of young people.

Minimum commitment: Twice a week

When: Monday through Thursday, 5 pm to 6 pm

CAREER PREP PROGRAM

Details: The Career Prep Program is a one-year program that guides our NYC-based College Scholars through a series of workshops designed to promote career readiness, including sessions on networking, finding an internship, and workplace professionalism. Workshops take place one to two times per month, depending upon content area, and mentors should plan to meet individually with their mentee at least once per month outside of the workshop. The program’s goal is to ensure that College Scholars gain the skills they need to successfully transition from college to career. Mentors must be at least post-undergrad professionals with 2 year of working experience.

Minimum commitment: Once a month

When: Meetings are scheduled based on mentor’s availability, in addition to 4 quarterly on-site sessions at EHTP

CIRCLE UP TUTORING

Grades 6-12, Mondays or Wednesdays, 5:30PM to 7:00PM or 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Details: Volunteers help our middle and high school scholars succeed in various subjects (Math, English, Science, History), while in a one-on-one setting. Volunteers should feel confident tutoring and demonstrate success in a 6th – 12th grade level subject.

Minimum commitment: Once a week

When: Monday and Thursday, 6:30 pm to 8 pm

SUMMER PROGRAM 2019

Grades K-8, mornings, afternoons, or full day

Details: Every summer EHTP operates a full day, Monday through Friday, academic and enrichment summer program and volunteers play a huge role in making the summer successful!

Volunteers can choose between the morning or afternoon shifts or do a full day. In the morning, volunteers support our teachers and scholars during academic instruction. In the afternoons, volunteers support during field trips, outdoor activities, and enrichment clubs such as comics, drama, dance, and sports.

Minimum commitment: At least three shifts per week or two full days

When: Monday through Friday. Morning shift: 7:45 am – 12:15 pm; Afternoon shift: 12 pm – 4 pm

COLLEGE MENTORING PROGRAM

Grade 12, one-year commitment

Details: The College Mentoring Program is a one-on-one mentoring project that aims to guide high school students through the entire college application process. The program’s goal is to ensure that each senior successfully applies to college, finds financial aid, and chooses the school that is best suited for their needs. The Program is a one year commitment for both the mentor and mentee, with weekly requirements.

Minimum commitment: Once a week

When: Tuesday and Wednesday, 6:30 pm to 8 pm

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East Harlem Scholars Academies

SCHOLARS AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

Details: Do you enjoy soccer, flag football, dance or fencing? Are you a homework whiz? Come support our elementary and middle school scholars, engaging them in fun clubs geared towards being active and expressing themselves creatively! Volunteers can choose which club, sport, or activity to participate in.

CLASSROOM/TEACHING AIDE

  • Provide logistical support: signing in students, submitting attendance to program director, handing out snack, and other tasks as needed

  • Classroom management support: assisting students with small group work/projects, ensuring materials are available for all students, implement strategies created by in-classroom teacher, etc.

  • Aid after school staff with student dismissal and sign out

SPORTS AIDE (Experience in sports related activities a plus!)

  • Provide logistical support: signing in students, submitting attendance to program director, handing out snack, and other tasks as needed

  • Aid coaches with practices, including: drills, running plays, stretches, and one-on-one assistance for students.

  • Aid after school staff with student dismissal and sign out

Minimum commitment: Once a week

When: Monday through Thursday, 4 pm – 5:30 pm; Fridays, 12:45 pm – 5:30 pm

LUNCH & PLAYGROUND PALS

Details:

  • Support with preparing elementary student lunches and providing general lunchroom support including escorting scholars between lunchroom and bathrooms, as well as lunchroom clean up

  • Engage with elementary school scholars at tables in friendly conversations and help create a positive lunchroom culture

  • Support recess time by providing a structured activities such as basketball, tag, or relay races (volunteer suggestions are always welcomed!)

  • In addition to the responsibilities above volunteers support with early dismissal and running an enrichment club in the late pick-up room on Fridays

Minimum commitment: Once a week

When: Thursdays,10 am – 12 pm; Fridays, 10 am – 2 pm

READING BUDDIES

Details

  • Support during after school reading clubs in structured reading comprehension skill building activities

  • Volunteers work through activities with their assigned elementary scholar weekly under the supervision of a reading specialist

Minimum commitment: Once a week

When: Mondays – Thursdays, 4 pm – 5:30 pm

SATURDAY ACADEMY

Details: Volunteer support in elementary and middle school classrooms during teacher-led ELA and Math test prep in small group activities for students that need extra support.

Minimum commitment: Once a week

When: Saturdays, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

SUMMER PROGRAM 2019

Grades K-8, mornings, afternoons, or full day

Details: Every summer EHTP operates a full day, Monday through Friday, academic and enrichment summer program and volunteers play a huge role in making the summer successful!

Volunteers can choose between the morning or afternoon shifts or do a full day. In the morning, volunteers support our teachers and scholars during academic instruction. In the afternoons, volunteers support during field trips, outdoor activities, and enrichment clubs such as comics, drama, dance, and sports.

Minimum commitment: At least three shifts per week or two full days

When: Monday through Friday. Morning shift: 7:45 am – 12:15 pm; Afternoon shift: 12 pm – 4 pm

Corporate Volunteer Opportunities

Is your organization interested in a one-time volunteer project? We provide opportunities for large groups to get involved in programs that impact our scholars. For more information, check out our FAQs, or email [email protected]

If you’re interested in more opportunities click here.

If you have additional questions, please contact [email protected].