This is a great way for anyone to begin to help out at the schools, engage with students, and see if one-on-one mentoring is best for them. Communities in Schools North Texas (CIS) has a presence at 12 schools across the district - 1 high school, 4 middle schools, and 7 elementary schools. CIS provides extensive academic support to the students the serve and has several avenues for volunteers to come alongside them to help tutor students, lead them in activities, and assist with after-school programs.
Being a Tutor and Activity Leader only requires a semester-long commitment, so this is a perfect option for college students or anyone else just wanting to explore the possibility of mentoring without committing long-term.
Volunteers are assigned a school (based on need and their preference) and the CIS coordinator at the school works with you find a day and time each week (before, during, or after the school day) to volunteer.
WHAT IS REQUIRED TO BE A TUTOR AND ACTIVITY LEADER:
- Complete an application
- Pass background checks
- Attend a CIS orientation/training session
- Get assigned to a school
Depending on when you sign-up to be a Tutor and Activity Leader, the process should only take a couple of weeks once all of your materials are turned in.
Click the VOLUNTEER button to the right to sign up for this or any of the other options - even if you just have more questions.