Help a Child Love to Learn on Saturdays in Brooklyn!



Times of day


Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Berkeley Carroll School
701 Carroll Street
New York
United States


GO School Saturday Volunteer Tutor: Job Description

GO Project: Who We Are and What We Do

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 School Tutoring: How YOU Can Help

During the GO School Saturday program, a professional teacher models a lesson, activity, or project to a classroom of students. Volunteer tutors continue to work with small groups of 2-4 students on the lesson, providing individualized attention which allows the students to thrive. 

Tutor Responsibilities

  • Tutor small group of students in grades 1st-8th who are in need of academic intervention under Head Teacher’s guidance
  • Punctual and consistent attendance; no more than 3 absences permitted per session
  • (Session I: October-December, Session II: January-April)
  • Actively and enthusiastically participate – support instruction and engagement
  • Help prepare, record, and put away classroom materials
  • Ongoing communication with Head Teacher regarding students’ progress and/or concerns, and with the Community Engagement & Volunteer Coordinator regarding overall volunteer experience

Time Commitment

  • Session I: October-December 2018; 9 Saturdays from 9:00AM-12:45PM
  • Session II: January-April 2019; 13 Saturdays from 9:00AM-12:45PM
  • Attend mandatory orientation and training prior to start of session.

*You can choose to be a Committed Volunteer to come each Saturday with 3 allowed absences per session, or a Floater Volunteer to come on the Saturdays that you are available.

GO School Fall 2018 Session I

Oct 13, 20, 27

Nov 3, 10, 17

Dec 1, 8, 5

GO School Spring 2019 Session II

Jan 5, 12, 26

Feb 2, 9, 23

March 2, 9, 16, 23

April 6, 13, 27


Brooklyn Location

  • Berkeley Carroll (1st–3rd Grade): 701 Carroll Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues

Placement is based on a complimentary match between programmatic need and volunteer strengths. We will honor preferences when possible.


  • College students, professionals, retirees, and high school students in good academic standing
  • Must be 15 years old and older
  • Commitment to and belief in all children’s ability to succeed and thrive 
  • Professional work habits

Benefits: How Can We Help YOU

  • Personal gratification through enhancing the lives of young learners
  • Ongoing professional development and training opportunities
  • Leadership opportunities for sustained dedication and commitment
  • Being part of a vibrant and diverse volunteer community


  • Training Provided


  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

How to Apply

  • Application Form
  • Cover Letter/Personal Statement explaining why you want to volunteer with GO Project
  • Resume (for volunteers 18 and older)/High school transcript (for high school students)
  • Personal reference
  • Background check (for those 18 and older)

The application form for GO School 2018-2019 volunteers can be found here:

If you have any questions or would like more information about the available volunteer positions, please contact or call 347-377-2318 ATTN: Charlotte Karol, Community Engagement & Volunteer Coordinator.