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.
Summer Boost Summer School Volunteers
Help students get back on track during "Summer Boost." Volunteers will support the on-site teaching staff in greeting students, helping with breakfast, doing administrative tasks like copying, helping distribute lunch, and getting students back on buses to go home
Time Commitment: Opportunities available Monday - Thursday, July 7-24th, with breakfast at 8:30 am, programing from 9:00-noon. Volunteers have the option to pick 1 or 3 shifts in a day.
Home Visitor Volunteers
Welcome Baby is a free home visitation program that promotes healthy, happy, and supportive new beginnings for parents, babies, and their family members. Home visitor volunteers visit at least four families monthly to teach them about their baby’s development.
Time Commitment: 6 months minimum volunteering at least 4 hours per month
Qualifications: Must be 18+ years of age, pass a background check, and attend training. Fluency in Spanish is a bonus!
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
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.