Student U is a community organization that uses the power of education to build a just and equitable Durham. We empower and equip first-generation college students in Durham Public Schools, their families, and educators to become the leaders that will transform our city. Throughout the year we rely on the support of more than one hundred volunteers with a variety of skills and backgrounds. There are many ways you can empower Student U students with your service of time and skills including tutoring, mentoring, and working at The W.G. Pearson garden.
Volunteer tutors are an essential part of our efforts to ensure academic achievement for every student in every school. Volunteer tutors make a commitment to serve at least once a week for a semester. On average, our volunteer tutors volunteer at least 1-2 hours per session. All volunteer tutor positions are in the afternoon and evening hours. Generally, tutoring takes place at The W.G. Pearson Center, daily, during our after school middle school program and on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for our high school program. There are some virtual tutoring opportunities as well.
You will hear from our Tutor Coordinator within 48 hours after completion.
A reminder email with relevant details will be emailed a week before the workday you sign up for.
Volunteers leveraging their specialized skills and talents strengthen the infrastructure of Student U, helping us build and sustain our capacity to successfully achieve our missions. Skill-based volunteering is a way to practice your most specialized skill while giving back in an impactful way. Volunteers don’t need to be part of a corporate volunteer program and there is ample opportunities to donate your skills at Student U. For instance, photography and videography, technology and innovation, healthcare and wellness, data and research, carpentry and construction, and much more.
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