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Volunteer

COVID-19 Updates

In response to the Stay at Home Order from the Governor, most of our regular volunteer opportunities are on hold until further notice, and the Treehouse Store is not able to host groups of volunteers.

We appreciate all the support and generosity from our community and look forward to returning to our regular operations. Please follow us on social media and continue checking our website as we adjust our volunteer roles to fulfill the immediate needs of our youth.

Most of the roles that are described below are on hold, but you are welcome to apply for these roles and we will contact you when we return to our regular operations.

For more information on volunteering, please email volunteer@treehouseforkids.org.

Virtual Volunteer Tutoring

Volunteers are welcome to continue to apply to become tutors during the summer months. Because there is less demand for tutoring services over the summer, tutors who apply now may need to wait until school resumes in the fall to be matched with a student.

Our online tutoring program matches volunteers to work one-on-one with students by providing academic support using video conferencing software. Students request volunteers to help with homework, credit recovery support, senior projects, and more. Tutors work in coordination with their assigned student, the student’s Education Specialist, and Treehouse’s Academic and Career Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteer tutors work with students from middle school to college level throughout the state. Most of our requests are from high school students.

It is valuable for youth in foster care to work with volunteers with whom they can identify. Spanish speaking volunteers and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Age: 18

Location: Statewide (Tutors must be residents of Washington state)

Commitment: Standing weekly or twice-weekly virtual tutoring meeting, with a maximum of 2 hours of tutoring per student each week.

After they are trained and onboarded, volunteers are placed in our pool of tutors to wait for a student who is a good match for their skills and availability. New tutors may find a student match right away, or there may be a waiting period. We ask that new tutors remain available to be matched with students until at least Spring 2021.

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Share Your Time and Talents with Treehouse

Volunteers are a critical part of how Treehouse supports youth in foster care. We welcome groups, individuals and families to join us.

Treehouse’s commitment to diversity and equity is central to our work with youth in foster care, and our volunteers are our partners in this work. Treehouse serves youth and caregivers of many races and ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities and religious beliefs. We seek volunteers who reflect that diversity. We know that everyone is at a different place in their learning about dismantling racism and other forms of oppression, but our expectation is that Treehouse volunteers bring a personal commitment to continued learning and action on these fronts.

Want to join us? Please view our volunteer opportunities below. We look forward to working with you.

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