Just as one enjoys a beautiful painting, a lovely garden, or a moving story, the chance to work with children in a giving, loving way, can be deeply fulfilling – something one will always treasure. This part is just for you, the rest of the goodness falls upon each child with whom you interact.
So many students are in distressing situations that are beyond their control. With but a minimum of time, we can give them the strength and the knowledge to stand by themselves. It takes so little, but accomplishes so much.
If you’re ready to make a difference in our community, or would like to know more about volunteer opportunities with MTC, simply contact us. We’ll send you some information on MTC, and help answer any questions you may have.
Our schools are under-staffed and our teachers need more help then ever! Tutors give students the extra help they need, by increasing confidence in their learning abilities and helping them further their education. Tutors:
- Work one-on-one or with a small group.
- Help with reading, writing, math, or other subjects.
- Work under the supervision of a teacher for one hour each week.
- Usually choose the school at which they want to volunteer.
Tutors are needed in the elementary, junior high, and high schools in Los Altos and Mountain View.
When you volunteer as a mentor, our staff will match you with a high school student who has similar interests. We provide training and ongoing support.
- As a mentor, you serve as a non-judgmental role model to help your mentee develop self-esteem and to support them in reaching their goals and aspirations.
- Mentors and mentees meet at least twice a month at mutually convenient times and places.
- Mentors are needed at Los Altos, Alta Vista, and Mountain View High Schools.
Other Volunteer Positions
As our organization grows, we rely on a number of volunteers to help in a variety of ways. From simply helping us staff an event, to applying a special skill you have to a strategic project, we welcome you to ‘get involved’ in a way that works for you.
Maybe your formal background is in education, psychology or counseling, business, marketing, technology, legal, non-profit organizations, or maybe you just have a special knack for event planning, writing, speaking, graphic design, social media, or networking. Whatever your skill set is, we’d like to talk with you about putting it to use in helping our community youth programs.
Please contact us using the form on the left of this page, and list any special skills that you think could benefit MTC.