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Volunteer opportunity description


MASA is seeking dedicated volunteers to provide tutoring services to elementary- and middle-school students at its South Bronx community center.

The community center's after-school program operates on Monday, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 6 PM - 8 PM. At the program, students primarily receive homework help and develop their reading skills, but they also have opportunities to participate in art, music, and other enrichment activities.

Weekend one-on-one tutoring opportunities are also available!

MASA's school year program will run through Friday, June 14th. Our summer program will operate from Monday, July 8, through Friday, August 16, and will include: homework help and tutoring (Mondays), opportunities to lead math mini-lessons and activities (Mondays), opportunities to help facilitate summer science workshops (Tuesdays), and opportunities to help out with family art workshops (Fridays).


To learn more about the educational needs of New York City's Mexican community, check out Kirk Semple's recent article in the New York Times, "In New York, Mexicans Lag in Education." Angelo Cabrera and Dr. Robert Smith - the President and Vice President of MASA's board - were both interviewed for the piece.




Requirements are as follows:

  • Ability to work one or more of the following shifts consistently : Monday (6 PM - 8 PM); Tuesday (6 PM - 8 PM); Friday (6 PM - 8 PM); or weekends during a time to be coordinated with a MASA family.
  • Willingness and ability to serve as a tutor/homework facilitator to elementary- and middle-school students, either in an individual or small group setting.
  • Attend MASA trainings and events.
  • Provide feedback on student progress and/or concerns to MASA staff.

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times


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Jessica Coffrin-St. Julien
Board Member, Programming Committee Chair
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