All programs will take place virtually during the 2020 school year.
First time volunteering? Please follow these steps!
- Sign up for "Fully Programmed: Working with Students Training" on the Volunteer Sign-Up Calendar (if you haven't yet completed it).
- Read our Volunteer Handbook, paying particular attention to our Virtual Programming Guidelines on page 23.
- Sign our Digital Program Agreement & National Volunteer Guidelines.
- Once you've completed Fully Programmed, you can start working with our students – virtually! You can find virtual volunteer opportunities on our Volunteer Sign-Up Calendar, on the "Online Learning Lab" tab.
Feel free to check out our Volunteer Touchstones: Connecting with students, a document to help guide you in navigating conversations with students about current events.
About Schoolwork Support
Previously known as after-school tutoring, this program is now named Schoolwork Support!
Through our Schoolwork Support programs, any student ages 7-18 receive individualized support from a volunteer on any type of homework, from math to history to science to writing. After a student has finished their homework, volunteers can work with students on individual creative writing projects, which may be submitted for publication, or keep the student otherwise engaged through planned or informal activities.
- We ask that you commit to volunteering once a week for two months, although longer is definitely encouraged!
- Please sign up on our Volunteer Sign-Up Calendar for just your first session; after that, we can set up a recurring sign-up for you. Aim to sign up for your first session at least 48 hours in advance of when the session starts.
- Please come 15 minutes early to your first session to check-in with the staff or intern on duty.
- If you have any questions about Schoolwork Support at any time, please contact Program Manager Megan Gilson.
Schoolwork Support Handbook
Please read our Virtual Schoolwork Support: Tutor Handbook for more information about how to be a successful tutor in this program.
Online Learning Lab Website
Check out our Online Learning Lab website, which is how students, families, and community members access resources for Virtual Schoolwork Support. We especially encourage you to check out the tutor profiles to get to know other 826michigan volunteers supporting this program!