Volunteer Opportunity with Rock to the Future!



Times of day

Weekday Afternoons

Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


2139 East Cumberland Street
United States


If you're looking for an exciting way to give back to your community, help Philadelphia youth, and get that warm, fuzzy feeling, Rock to the Future is it! Rock to the Future needs volunteers to work directly with the program participants in our MusiCore after school program.

Rock to the Future (RTTF) is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 2010 that provides music education for Philadelphia's underserved youth at no cost to them or their families. Using music, our programs ignite passion and creativity, support academic achievement, and improve self-esteem. We empower individuals and strengthen communities.

Rock to the Future always needs additional volunteers to work directly with our program participants. Program volunteers are generally needed Monday through Friday from 4-6pm from September 11th, 2017 through mid-June 2018. Some volunteers help out once a week, some once a month, and some multiple times a week - the time commitment is flexible. Rock to the Future's MusiCore after school program serves youth in grades 6 - 12. 

If you'd like to learn more, please register to join us on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. for our volunteer information and training session! 

Click here to RSVP for the information and training session!

Types of Program Volunteers:

MUSIC: Rock to the Future volunteers help students with many different types of music and activities such as rock, pop, hip hop, and folk music, songwriting, instrument practice, music theory, and band coaching.

HOMEWORK: Volunteers not only help students with music, but also homework. Students in grades 6 - 12 are assisted with a variety of subjects including English, writing, science, math, social studies, standardized test prep, college and scholarship applications, and more! Students in need of specialized one-on-one tutoring in a particular subject are paired with an Academic Mentor; if you're interested in being an Academic Mentor, let us know when you attend the volunteer training session.

ACADEMIC MENTORING: Volunteers are paired with a specific student to help with a specific subject or skill set the student is struggling with to provide that student with regular one-on-one attention to assist with problem areas and strengthen their skills. Academic mentors have semi-regular check-ins with the student and with the academic coordinator about the student's progress.

MENTORING: Be a positive role model and mentor a Philadelphia youth! Play games, chat about their day, talk about their future, inspire a child.

We now have a second location at Roosevelt Elementary School! Located at 430 Washington Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19144, this location also needs volunteers. If you're interested in helping there instead or in addition to helping at our Kensington location, let us know at the training session.


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How To Apply

Register for MusiCore volunteer training on 5/8/18 at 6:30 p.m. here.