Volunteers are critically important to the success of the Emily K Center. They provide direct instructional support to our K to College students, as well as administrative and operational support for the Center overall. Below are descriptions of the Center’s volunteer opportunities. To apply to be considered for any of these volunteer positions, complete the Emily K Center’s online volunteer application. For more information about volunteering, please complete the contact us form.
Pioneer Scholars Volunteer Tutor
Volunteers in this role make a semester-long commitment work with a small group of 1st-8th grade students once per week or more (Monday-Thursday) from 4:15-5:30pm or 3:30-5:30. Volunteer Tutors work under the supervision of a certified teacher to give direct academic support to the students in their group.
Scholars to College Writing Coach
Writing Coaches are needed to work one-on-one with high school students in our Scholars to College program to help them become better writers, critical thinkers, and communicators. This involves coaching and assisting in the process of planning, writing, and editing essays both for school work as well as college and scholarship applications. Time commitment is generally on an as-needed basis depending on student needs, and meetings are typically 1-2 hours per session.
Scholars to College Subject Area Tutor
Subject Area Tutors are needed to work with our Scholars to College students in a one-on-one setting in a variety of subjects, with the greatest need in math and the sciences. Volunteers in this role have an expertise in a subject area relevant to high school coursework and experience tutoring or teaching. Time commitment is generally one day per week after school for 1 hour during after-school hours, depending on student schedules.
Special Events and Projects Volunteer
We utilize volunteers for special events, family orientations, and other Center events. These are generally one-time commitments. If you are interested in being informed about upcoming opportunities we will add you to our email list. We also utilize volunteers for special projects that fit with their skills and interests. Some examples of special projects include photography, video editing, and PR projects. If you have a specific skill that you think may be useful to the Center, contact us to see if we can find an appropriate fit.
Volunteer Receptionists provide support in managing the reception desk and ensuring that all community members, supporters, families, and program participants feel welcomed while also providing program support by completing various office tasks. Hours are flexible but usually scheduled in 2 hour blocks. We welcome applicants who wish to complete multiple projects during their volunteer hours. We also welcome student volunteers who would prefer to study or work while managing the desk.