All volunteers are required to have background checks and other documents.
What are my volunteer options?
Our biggest need for volunteers is for our V.I.P.S Tutoring Center. We are currently looking for motivated and dedicated individuals to help at our tutoring center. This is a perfect way to fulfill service-hour requirements or to become active in the community. Additional volunteer opportunities can be found at the bottom of this page.
Where is the Tutoring Center located?
The VIPS Tutoring Center is located in the State College Area High School Caferteria. The high school is located less than two miles from campus, off of Westerly Parkway. It is accessible by bus (we provide tokens if you do not have a bus pass) car, foot, and bike.
What are the hours?
The Tutoring Center is open every Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., except on inservice days and school closures. We ask that tutors commit to a miniumum weekly, one-hour session for the school year. We are not open during any Penn State breaks or finals weeks.
What makes a good tutor?
We look for individuals who are knowledgeable, dependable, and enthusiastic. They must also have excellent communication and listening skills in addition to being patient, kind, encouraging, well prepared, and most of all, friendly. Ideally, tutors not only instruct our students, but foster a friendship with their tutee as well.
Our students need your assistance in the following subject areas:
Math: Elementary Math, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and Trigonometry
Science: Elementary Science/General Science, Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
History: World History, U.S. History, European History (AP Topics), Economics, Psychology, Sociology, historical/analytical writing, DBQ Writing
English/Literature: All grade levels
World Languages: Spanish, German, French, Latin
English As a Second Language (ESL/TESOL)
Elementary Studies: Reading, Writing, Math, and Science
How do I get to the tutoring center?By car: From Penn State head south/east on Atherton Street. Turn right onto Westerly Parkway. The High School will be on the left hand side of the road, after the Weis shopping plaza.
By bus: Take the “R” or "RC" bus.
Address for a GPS: 650 Westerly Parkway, State College 16801Other Volunteer Options:
Volunteer at one of SCASD's elementary schools in our after school program. More information can be found here.
Last Modified on April 14, 2020