Photo courtesy: AHC, Inc.
AHC is looking for volunteers for the upcoming school year to work with young people in our educational programs, and we are hoping you can help us spread the word. Many of our tutors and after-school volunteers are returning, but our program is growing and we are now offering tutoring opportunities several times a week for the teens.
Last year, about 175 volunteers helped throughout the year.
Celia Slater, Communications Manager, AHC, Inc.
- AHC’s educational programs begin Monday, Sept. 17.
- They are offered at six community centers in Arlington, two are near Metro stops.
- For more information about the programs and/or volunteering, please visit our www.ahcinc.org or our Volunteer page or contact Mary Zambrano, 703-486-0626 x 140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer opportunities include:
- After-school volunteers are needed from 3:00 to 6:00 pm, Monday through Thursday to help with homework, supervise games and activities, and read with children.
- Volunteers are welcome to join us for as much time as is convenient -- one hour once a week to 3 hours every day.
- Teen tutors are needed for 1.5 hours once a week between 6:00 and 8:00 pm to help middle and high school students with homework, and to be role models and mentors.
- Tutors are paired with one student throughout the school year to help youngsters and volunteers build a personal relationship.
Volunteers make a huge difference to the success of the program. Lauren Hughes, a teen tutor at the Woodbury Park/Frederick community center, worked with a 7th grader who needed to learn English after his family moved here from Honduras last year.
“I’ve really enjoyed working with Miguel on reading comprehension and expanding his vocabulary,” said Hughes. “Miguel put in a tremendous amount of hard work this year and, when he won the award for ‘most improved GPA’ at the end of the first semester; he just lit up with excitement over the accomplishment.”