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Volunteer FAQs!

Looking for a way to give back to the community? Help the next generation of students succeed? Fulfill your Lent wish to be a better person? Well, look no further- FLOC is accepting applications for new volunteers! We specifically need volunteers for our Language Program on Wednesdays from 6-8 pm and Saturdays from 1:30-3:30 pm, but we are accepting applications for all programs and times! Here are a few FAQs that we get about the volunteer process:

What are your volunteer opportunities?
We have one-on-one tutoring in math and reading, small group coaching in SAT/PSAT Prep and one-on-one coaching in College Prep.

What is the time commitment?
Each program operates once a week for 2 hours for a total of 60 hours over 30 weeks during the school year and 12 total hours over 6-week summer academy.

What is the application process?
Volunteers are asked to complete an online application, complete a background check via provided link, attend a volunteer orientation, receive a start date and begin making a difference! Apply to be a tutor/coach

What can volunteers expect?
Initial training on curriculum and expectations, ongoing professional development opportunities, support from FLOC staff during and outside of program.

Can I volunteer in more than one program?
Absolutely! We encourage you to volunteer in as many programs as you have time. You will have a different student in each program unless the same student participates in multiple programs and you would like to continue with that student.

Do I need to be familiar with college access?
No, we provide all materials needed to guide students through the college access process. In addition, orientation will expose you to the layout of the program. Most students are in need of a dedicated person to guide and support them through the process.

Do I need to have a college degree?
No, we welcome volunteers from various backgrounds. Student volunteers must be 16 years of age or older and provide a transcript.

What is the difference between a tutor and a coach?
Tutors volunteer in our Neighborhood Tutoring Program (NTP) and coaches volunteer in our SAT Prep and College Access program (College and Career Readiness).

What is the difference between a sub and a tutor?
Subs and tutors make the same time commitment (once per week for 2 hours). Subs sign up to work with different students from week to week based on which students are in need. Tutors sign up to be paired to a student with whom they will work with for the duration of the school year or summer.

When can I start?
Volunteers may start once the application process is completed.

Click here to learn more about the programs FLOC offers and start making a difference today!