GED Tutors

The HOY Program is in need of volunteers to tutor GED preparation students, age 18 – 24, at the Steepletown Center. The primary emphasis is on reading and writing. In addition, GED tutors often assist these youth with online job search and development of professional resumes and cover letters. Each tutor is requested to tutor at least one day per week for at least 3 months to build trust and rapport with their student.

Qualifications

  • Completes a one hour orientation with the Volunteer Coordinator or Steepletown Program Director, which includes a criminal background and reference check.
  • Willing to make at least a three month commitment.
  • Maintain outstanding attendance and punctuality.

Volunteer Application

 

 

Adult Mentors

Those who request emergency financial assistance to avoid a utility shut-off or eviction are encouraged to look at the big picture and identify ways (goals) to take care of their basic needs. Mentors offer weekly contact for guidance, encouragement, and a listening ear. At least a one-year commitment; monthly “progress reports” are encouraged.

Qualifications

  • Complete a one hour orientation with the Volunteer Coordinator or Steepletown Program Director, which includes a criminal background and reference check.
  • Participates in training sessions which cover a variety of areas: listening and communication skills; budgeting and household management; establishing boundaries; confidentiality; cultural awareness and biases, etc.
  • Participate in a monthly mentor support meeting which address issues raised in the mentoring relationships
    • on-going training is also offered in areas identified by the mentors

Volunteer Application

 

 

Steepletown Preschool

Volunteers are needed primarily in the morning hours to assist children during free-play activities, snack, reading, etc.

Qualifications

  • Complete a one hour orientation with the Volunteer Coordinator or Steepletown Program Director, which includes a criminal background and reference check.

Volunteer Application

 

 

Front Office Administrative Assistance

There are several daily tasks that an extra set of hands can help with.  This includes answering phones, sending out mailings, scheduling appointments, greeting visitors as they come into the building, etc.

Qualifications

  • Complete a one hour orientation with the Volunteer Coordinator or Steepletown Program Director, which includes a criminal background and reference check.

Volunteer Application