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Location: From home/remote; must reside in Hillsborough or Pinellas County

Purpose of the Position: Provide academic and social/emotional support to underserved children in grades K-3 who live and attend schools in low socioeconomic communities.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Tutor and assist children through video calls, individually or in small groups, to help them develop their literacy, social and emotional skills.
  • Reinforce learning concepts in cooperation with teaching staff and/or child’s guardian(s).
  • Provide extra assistance to students with special needs, such as non-English-speaking students or those with physical, emotional, and mental disabilities/challenges.
  • Serve as a positive role model, motivator, and friend.
  • Build respect, self-esteem, and confidence.

Qualifications

  • Be at least 55 years old
  • Be able to communicate through email and video-calling platform, such as Zoom
  • Ability to read and write the English language
  • Interest and comfort in mentoring children ages 5-13 years old
  • Be dependable and consistent in meeting scheduled tutoring sessions
  • Be willing to adhere to all program policies, including a level II background check
  • Be a good listener, encouraging and supportive
  • Be patient, flexible, and respectful of individual differences

Commitment Expected: 5-15 hours per week

Training: Your volunteer experience starts with a Zoom meeting with one of our knowledgeable program coordinators to go through tutoring guidelines and how you will connect with your students. Volunteers then attend monthly 2-hour trainings, presented virtually. This training includes learning best practices in providing social, emotional and academic support to children and helping children through challenges.

Next Steps: Fill out the below application.