The staff and students at LEAP for Education, Inc. value your interest in our youth programs. Volunteers are a vital part of achieving our goal of expanding the educational and career opportunities for low-income and/or first-generation-to-college youth in our community. See below our current volunteer needs.
These positions provide a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community and make a major impact on a child’s life and future. Please fill out the volunteer application on our website.
Volunteer – Expanding Horizons@Collins
LEAP for Education and Collins Middle School in Salem are partnering on a program called Expanding Horizons@Collins. We are currently seeking volunteers to teach one 90-minute class a week for 10 weeks. Classroom support will be provided by a Collins Middle School teacher and planning support will be provided by LEAP staff.
You will be able to choose from a library of 16 curricula including sports, arts, business, science, and government, to name a few. You pick a topic of interest to you! The curriculum includes detailed lesson plans which you can adapt or use as is. LEAP will provide classroom supplies and training to all volunteers. See curriculum choices here.
The program runs on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 2:00 to 3:30. The first session is from September 25th through December 13th, and the second session is from February 26th through May 16th.
Middle School Group Mentor
We are seeking mentors to assist in our middle school enrichment programs. These programs are part of Expanding Horizons at the Nathaniel Bowditch School. Volunteers will be responsible for supporting students during organized activities in both a group and one-on-one setting. Volunteers needed for 10 weeks at a time on Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:15-5:30PM.
High School Academic Tutor
We are looking for homework tutors for students in grades 9 through 12, with a minimum commitment of one day a week for at least 2 hours at LEAP for Education. While we need homework tutors in all subjects, we especially need tutors who can help in math and science. Choose your days Monday – Thursday and your hours between 2:30PM and 6PM.
High School Group Leader
Group Leaders are being sought to volunteer one day a week to organize a club that will meet for 1-2 hours at LEAP for Education. Working with our high school youth and the coordinator, the volunteer mentor will identify a topic for a club and will work with the coordinator to create lesson plans and a schedule. Choose your club day Monday – Thursday and your hours between 4PM and 6PM.
High School College Prep Assistant (Peabody)
We need 1 volunteer for 4 hours/week to assist with a group of high school juniors in Peabody. The group runs every Tuesday from 2:15-5:15pm at Peabody Veteran’s Memorial High School (485 Lowell St, Peabody, MA 01960). We focus on resume writing, career exploration, college research, etc. The cohort size is currently 15-20 students.
To assist the College Success Program staff in running the weekly high school junior group (acting like a teacher’s aide). Although there is no “typical day” at the program, what would be expected during weekly group meetings is:
- Setting up the room, putting out the snacks, writing agenda on board for students, and turning on computers
- Taking attendance, reminding students of upcoming meetings and following up with students who are not meeting attendance standards
- Monitoring and assisting students as they work on assigned tasks (such as resume writing, registering for college entrance exams like SAT’s, Subject Tests, and ACT’s)
- Cleaning up and putting away snacks
- Reflecting on the lesson and what the students got out of the activities so we can make changes for the future
This would be a great opportunity for someone interested in education, social work or non-profit work. Experience with first generation college students is a plus.College students looking to satisfy a college requirement for field placements/internships or service learning are welcomed to apply.
We are really looking for someone who can commit to either a full semester (Sept.-Dec. or Jan.-June) or an entire academic year. The group runs every Tuesday from 2:15-5:15pm but the volunteer hours needed are 1:45-5:30pm.
If interested please email Elizabeth “Betty” Haggerty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please specify whether you can commit to 1 semester or a full year.