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GO Fundamentals Volunteer Tutors Needed: Help a Child Love to Learn

Volunteer opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity posted by: The GO Project

Posted on: October 28, 2013

Volunteer Opportunity description

The GO Project shapes the futures of low-income New York City public school children by providing critical academic, social and emotional support starting in the early elementary years. GO provides year-round educational and family support services to children who are performing below grade level and equips them with the confidence and skills needed to succeed at school, at home and in life.


GO Fundamentals, is a tutoring program for GO Project students who have been identified as "promotion in doubt" by their public schools. (Promotion in Doubt means a student may be held back). GO Fundamentals provides the students with additional academic time on task to work on their area(s) of greatest need. By working with the students on a more individualized basis, we will give them more opportunities to master the academic skills needed to be promoted to the next grade in June.


  • College students, professionals, retirees, and high school students in good academic standing.
  • Commitment to and belief in all children's ability to succeed and thrive.
  • Professional work habits.


  • Tutor one-to-one or in small groups students who are in need of academic intervention.
  • Punctual and consistent attendance; advance notification of absences necessary.
  • Actively and enthusiastically participate - supporting instruction and engagement.
  • Help prepare, record and put away classroom materials.
  • Ongoing communication with the program staff regarding student's progress &/or concerns, and overall volunteer experience.

Time Commitment

¨ February-April, Saturdays from 12:45pm-3pm.

¨ Attend mandatory orientation and training prior to start of session.

¨ High School students must attend an interview as part of the application process.


  • Personal gratification through enhancing the lives of young learners.
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Joining a strong volunteer community
  • Participating in volunteer social events and outings


  • Grace Church School (86 Fourth Avenue, between 10th and 11th Streets)
  • LREI (272 6th Avenue, at the corner of Bleecker Street)
  • Avenues (259 10th Avenue, between 25th and 26th Streets)
  • Grace Church High School (46 Cooper Square)

How to apply

If interested, please e-mail cover letter and resume to Olivia Nunez, Director of Community Engagement, at Indicate GO FUNDAMENTALS VOLUNTEER TUTOR in the subject line.Orientation dates and the link to the online application will be shared via email.


86 Fourth Avenue, New York, NY, 10003, US


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Time Commitment

3 months or longer
Times of day
Days of week
Fixed schedule
Start and end dates
January 4th 2014-April 26th 2014