Mentor and tutor programs allow you to directly contribute to the long-term success of children and families. Choose from adult education, after-school programming, elementary reading, junior high and high school math, and more.
Due to COVID-19, we are working with our partners to ensure there are tutors and mentors who can help students virtually. For many of the opportunities, timing is flexible, based on what works for both you and your mentee. Choose an opportunity from our partners and fill out the interest form to be matched with a student.
Virtual Reading Tutors
West Kearns Elementary
Sign up to be an ongoing tutor for an elementary student at West Kearns Elementary. Making sure students have a strong foundation in reading and comprehension is imperative to their long-term success in school. Tutors will meet virtually with the same students twice a week for 30 minutes. All training will be provided.
Time Commitment: 2-30 minute sessions a week for the semester. Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-10:30 or 2:50-3:20. Some other times may also be available.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah
Big Brothers Big Sisters needs dozens of adults to mentor kids of all ages from the community, providing them with an additional role model. The volunteer "Big" and youth "Little" meet together 2-4 times monthly for at least one year to spend quality one-on-one time with one another. Matches decide where they will meet and what they will do with guidance and ideas from BBBSU staff along the way.
Time Commitment: 2-3 times a month for 1 year
Volunteers of America
Amplifying Youth Connections through Mentoring
Join the Volunteers of America as a mentor for their community-based youth mentoring program to help youth experiencing a variety of risk factors. Mentors and youth do activities such as hiking, visiting museums, learning a new skill together, joining a rec league, etc.
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours a week for 9 months
Qualifications: Must be 21+ years of age and pass a background check
Mill Creek Elementary
Virtual Reading Tutoring
In third grade students go from learning to read to reading to learn, so it's imperative to make sure students are at grade level! Become a tutor and support Mill Creek elementary students with their reading and comprehension.
Time Commitment: 2-30 minute sessions a week for the semester. Sessions take place Monday - Thursday between 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Qualifications: A background check is required and all training will be provided.
Homework Help for Third Graders
Third graders at M. Lynn Bennion Elementary have been working hard all year! With the continued impact of COVID-19, receiving one-on-one tutoring can be more difficult to access but also more needed than ever. Sign up to be a virtual tutor and support students finish up homework assignments via Zoom.
Time Commitment: Monday & Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m; Thursday & Friday from 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Qualifications: Volunteers are required to complete a Salt Lake School District background check and are asked to make a commitment to tutor two days a week through the end of the school year.
East High School
Virtual Math Tutoring
Learning math virtually can be difficult and students at East High would like a little support from tutors. We are looking for tutors to provide virtual tutoring for high school students in algebra and geometry. Volunteers will join a Zoom meeting and then be put in break out rooms with students as they need help.
Time Commitment: Tutoring takes place Tuesday-Thursday from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. through the school year. Tutors will be asked to commit to one day a week.
Qualifications: All volunteers will be required to pass a Salt Lake School District background check including fingerprinting.
Mill Creek Elementary
iReady Math Tutor
Mill Creek Elementary is a school in Granite School District. Due to barriers some students experience, which have been exacerbated by the pandemic, having extra support in math is especially important this year! Don’t remember 3rd grade math? Don’t worry! Students and tutors will go through lesson plans together via a digital platform.
Time Commitment: Volunteers will tutor twice a week on Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs from 8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. until the end of the school year.
Qualifications: Background check and training required before getting started.
Alexia’s story is one of overcoming challenges and seizing opportunities. She will be the first in her family to attend college, setting an important example for her two younger siblings.
The moment Chris heard about a unique opportunity to help Salt Lake youth, he was sold. Volunteers were needed for mock interviews that would give high school students the chance to practice job preparation and interviewing skills. Chris responded to the call.