EHTP Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with East Harlem Tutorial Program as a tutor, mentor, and friend to our scholars!

East Harlem Tutorial Program offers a variety of volunteer opportunities through our charter schools and after-school programs, ranging from subject-matter tutoring, providing students with homework help, mentoring, and preparing high school students for college success. Volunteers empower our scholars, prepare them for academic success, support 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. For more information, check out our FAQ.


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Classroom Buddies

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, 4pm – 6pm

Elementary Homework Help

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, 10am – 11:30am

Scholars Friday Clubs (At Scholars Academies)

Volunteers engage in fun clubs geared toward getting our elementary school scholars active and expressing themselves creatively! Volunteers can choose clubs such as dance club, theater/drama club, music/percussion, capoeira (Brazilian martial arts), and soccer. No experience needed — just a can do attitude!

Minimum Commitment: Once a week
When: Fridays, 1pm – 4pm


Road to Success

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 – Thursday, 5pm – 6pm

University Tutoring

Volunteers help our middle and high school scholars succeed in various subjects (Math, English, Science, History, Foreign Language), 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, 6:30pm – 8pm

College Mentoring Program

The College Mentoring Program is a two-year, one-on-one program that guides high school scholars through the entire college admissions process and supports them as they navigate their first year of college.

The College Mentoring program is a two-year commitment with different requirements in Years One & Two.

Year One: support your mentee with the college admissions process through weekly meetings in East Harlem (minimum of 90 minutes once per week)

When: Tuesday or Wednesday evenings from 6pm – 7:30pm or 6:30pm – 8:00pm depending on the pair

Year Two: organize a monthly email or phone call with your mentee to provide support and guidance during their first year of college (minimum of 30 minutes once per month)


Summer Program

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

Volunteers can choose between a morning, afternoon or full day shift.

In the morning, volunteers support our teachers and scholars during academic instruction. In the afternoon, volunteers support during field trips, outdoor activities, and enrichment clubs such as comics, drama, dance, and sports. Full day volunteers support with morning and afternoon activities and have a 30 minute break for lunch.

Minimum Commitment: At least three shifts per week or two full days
When: Monday through Friday. Morning shift: 7:45am – 12:15pm; Afternoon shift: 12pm – 4pm

Corporate Volunteer Opportunities

Want to participate in a one-time volunteer opportunity as an organization? We provide opportunities for large groups to get involved in one-time volunteer events that impact the lives of our scholars.

Past events have included painting art projects, homework help, and reading projects. For more information, check out our FAQ, or email [email protected].