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Volunteer Opportunity


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Pandemic Professors
New York, NY
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If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply directly at

There is more information listed there as well, including information about our pairing process. (You do not need to indicate your interest through VolunteerMatch unless you have specific questions.) Thank you!


Pandemic Professors, a 501c3 organization, was founded in April 2020 by Berkeley alumni to achieve the mission of facilitating free online tutoring to low-income communities affected by the pandemic. It is a 100% volunteer-based organization. Our philosophy not only supports academic achievements, but also emphasizes the importance of socio-emotional health in these isolating times.

We currently serve over 200 underserved students with the help of 150 dedicated volunteer staff and tutors. With the significant demand that we are seeing, we want to be able to serve more families and communities in need. We need your help!

With the huge influx of students, we are asking people to volunteer with us.

Being an online tutor:

As a tutor, you are the lifeblood of this organization and are the one delivering services. We will pair you up with a student who needs support in whichever standard K-12 subjects you want to teach (i.e., English, math, science, social studies, languages). You will interact with families and help the student perform and learn!

We are especially looking for coding tutors, as we have seen the benefits and need for under-resourced students to gain skills related to the tech industry. We are also looking for ESL tutors to support our growing Spanish speaking population.

To apply as a tutor, please copy and paste this link to your browser to reach us directly. (It only takes 2 mins to fill out!):


-2 or more hours per week commitment (flexibility for job requirements, midterms and finals)

-Tutoring experience is helpful but not required. We offer training and support.

Benefits of joining Pandemic Professors:

-Improve diversity & inclusion in the tech industry by fostering hard skills and a sense of belonging in students from communities who are historically under-represented in tech.

-Learn by teaching! Teaching others is a great way to improve your own skills. Teach at many levels, from introductory coding in languages like Scratch to more advanced levels (e.g.,Python, Java)

-Flexible schedule: volunteer any day of the week, any time of day, wherever you are! We have volunteers from around the globe and students on many different time zones.

-Get recognized for your volunteer work with letters of recommendation for grad school; recognition on our website or social media; references for job applications; and more!

This is not only a way to help those in need and to benefit your personal resume, but also a way to build community. We are here to support each other through this time as well and hope you join us!

If you would like to contribute to the organization beyond volunteering (e.g. by way of partnership or in-kind donations), please contact Monique Brown, Director of People Operations and Development, at

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply directly at

There is more information listed there as well, including information about our pairing process. (You do not need to indicate your…

Details at a Glance

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  • Time Commitment
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    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
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Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
512 W 156th St, New York, NY 10032, USA

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