It warms my heart when tutors, sad to say goodbye to their student in June, ask me about summer tutoring opportunities. While GBJCL does not offer summer volunteer programs directly, we are happy to point you in the direction of organizations that do. Here are a few options that we recommend:
These programs have a defined volunteer role, and may include a formal application process and training.
- Tenacity: This unique program combines tennis and reading to form an engaging after-school and summer program for kids. For their summer program, Tenacity needs teen and adult volunteers who are able to commit 35 hours in 2 consecutive weeks over the summer. To apply, click here.
- 826 Boston: Children interested in exploring creative and expository writing come to 826 Boston to improve their skills. Volunteers are needed to lead workshops, tutor, and share their expertise in a variety of subjects. Their next orientation session is on May 9 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. To learn more, or to sign up for an orientation session, click here.
- Special Olympics: Volunteer with the Massachusetts Summer games in any of a large number of capacities. Though this isn’t specifically a literacy-based opportunity, we’re including it here because it’s a fun summer option with a limited time commitment, and because the summer games alone require 1400 volunteers. Click here to learn more, and to sign up.
For our other suggestions, check out our blog.
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