• Volunteers 
    Applications to volunteer as a tutor will be posted in August for the 2024-25 academic year.
    All volunteers are required to have background checks and other documents.  

    Program Information
    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 will be held at the State College Area High School cafeteria.  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.
    Address for GPS: 650 Westerly Parkway State College Pa 16801
    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.

    What are the hours?
    The Tutoring Center is open every Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., except on in-service days and school closures. We ask that tutors commit to a minimum 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 
    Other 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 25, 2024