1st-8th grade students
Tuesday 6:00-7:30 p.m. (Reading)
Thursday 6:00-7:30 p.m. (Math)
At the Reading and Math Heroes program, volunteers help students learn and practice basic reading and math skills through one-on-one tutoring. Research has overwhelmingly shown the single most important factor separating excellent readers from poor readers is whether or not they have a caring adult who reads with them.
Tutors receive training that introduces them to Little Lights community, the program, and curriculum. Tutors are paired with the same child for an entire semester (or year). Lesson plans, additional resources, and activities are provided. Little Lights staff members are on hand to guide students and tutors through the session as well as answer any questions.
K-8th grade students
Tuesday-Friday, 3:30-6:00 pm
At Homework Club volunteers assist students with homework assignments and/or lead small groups in recreational or enrichment activities. Once a week, students participate in a club that they chose at the beginning of the semester. Club times have included chess, cooking, arts and crafts, and keyboard.
Tutors receive training that introduces them to Little Lights community, the program, and curriculum. Little Lights staff members are on hand to guide students and volunteers through the program time as well as answer any questions.
Contact Jessie Choi at email@example.com or call 202.548.4021
"...Volunteering every Tuesday night is a highlight of my week. It is fun, rewarding, and occasionally challenging working with the kids. More importantly it is very fulfilling coming to a place where I can feel evidence of God's work in the lives of the kids and the community Little Lights serves. I have sincerely enjoyed my time volunteering at Little Lights and I look forward to being involved for a long time to come!" --Ryan Pemberton, Reading Heroes volunteer
*These forms can now be filled out online. Once your online application is filled out the Volunteer Coordinator will email you the forms.