Volunteer tutors are the lifeblood of Cluster Tutoring. New volunteers are always needed to work one-to-one with students from the Austin community. Tutors are matched with a student and work with that same student every week during the school year on reading, homework and other enrichment activities. Adults of any age are welcome, including academically confident high school and junior high students. Volunteers are supported by staff and resources such as a reading specialist, library and computer room.
Volunteers can tutor either on Tuesdays at the Pine Avenue Church in Austin or Thursdays at the First United Church of Oak Park. Each weekly session runs from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m from the end of September until mid-May.
Cluster provides an orientation for new volunteers and training for new and returning tutors in the fall before tutoring starts. New tutor orientations are also held periodically through January to those who want to join Cluster after tutoring has started.
There are other volunteer opportunities, such as substitute tutoring for those how cannot commit to tutoring for the full year. Please contact us for more information.
To learn more about volunteering with Cluster, contact Executive Director Kara Kalnitz at 773-378-5530 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org