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YMCA- Horizon Tutor 7/27/27

Position Description


Location: Off-Campus YMCA of Asheville Pay $15.00 per hour

Various: Enka, Erwin, Owen & Reynolds Middle Schools (October); Cane Creek, North Buncombe, &Valley Springs Middle Schools (November); YMCA Elementary School feeder programs (August-September)

Job Duties:

Roles & Responsibilities: Work Study staff will work one-on-one or in small groups to provide support during tutoring, homework help and extracurricular activities. Work Study staff will work with the tutors, regular classroom teachers, administration, and YMCA staff to support youth’s developmental skills. Activities can range from homework assistance, engagement in educational activities provided by tutor in math, science or history games, reading comp and more. Being a positive mentor and building the youth’s academic skills and confidence are at the core of the volunteers’ mission. Gaining knowledge of the youth’s needs by checking in with the tutor and site leadership staff is a responsibility of all volunteers. Volunteers should ensure youth is focused and engaged to work on a task through their warm and friendly personality.

Work Study Staff Schedule: Volunteers can engage with 6th through 8th graders throughout program hours (3:00- 6:30pm) including snack time from 3:00-3:30pm, enrichment classes/clubs from 3:30-4:30pm, “study hall” from 4:30-5:30pm, and free-time 5:30-6:30pm. Volunteers can support program set-up 2:30-3:00pm if available.

Work Study Staff commitment: 1-4 hour per day, 1-4 times per week, for up to two 15-week semesters – October – May. Opportunity to serve starting end of August within elementary school program which feed into middle school programs, if desired.

Clientele Served:The Horizons program is funded by a 21st Century Community Learning Centers federal grant, the United Way, and the Y’s Annual Campaign. Programs are located within Buncombe County Schools that have shown a need for support based on student academic success rates and a high population of economically disadvantaged families. These programs address the achievement gap by providing opportunities for academic enrichment through homework help, tutoring, character development, and enrichment classes/clubs that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular school day curriculum.

Minimum qualifications:  Application, Interview, Personal Reference, and Background Check with Sex Offender Registry check.

Preferred qualifications: Warm and friendly adults who enjoy working with youth from diverse backgrounds. This Work Study staff position requires good interpersonal communication and time-management skills. Must communicate concerns calmly and in a timely manner to the YMCA staff on site. Outgoing personalities & Spanish skills are a plus. Ages 18+ with reliable transportation welcome.


Contact Information

Chante Freeman, YMCA Youth Development Program Director Email:

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