~Please note, this opportunity is temporarily paused for summer, but will return in September. We encourage applicants to complete the onboarding process now to volunteer in the fall.~
Sand Point Housing is looking for volunteers interested in working with youth through various activity groups.
About Solid Ground
With the compassionate and respectful help of over 3,000 committed volunteers, Solid Ground supports more than 55,000 King County residents each year in meeting their urgent housing, food and life skills needs to escape poverty and thrive. Solid Ground counters racism, oppressions and the institutional practices and policies that perpetuate poverty. Employees, volunteers and interns are responsible for developing and safekeeping a culturally-diverse work environment. Compassion, flexibility and respect are valued and encouraged. We believe that a multi-cultural, multi-racial workforce is critical to our work.
About Sand Point Family Housing
Our Sand Point Housing campus provides transitional housing, affordable permanent housing, and onsite support services for formerly homeless families and individuals. The stunning campus, located in Seattle’s Magnuson Park near Lake Washington, is on land that was surplussed by the U.S. Navy. It includes historic renovated buildings and new construction totaling 175 townhomes and apartments.
Since 1999, more than 3,000 people have stayed at Sand Point Housing in their journey from homelessness to stability. Today, nearly 500 people (including almost 250 children and youth) live in a thriving community with onsite support services at Sand Point.
- Volunteers will help provide one-on-one and group tutoring support to children and youth in Sand Point Housing’s Children’s Program, usually after school and in the evenings. Tutoring occurs under the guidance of a Children’s Group Specialist staff.
- Volunteer tutors support students by providing one-on-one help with homework, reading and writing skills, basic math skills, and other academic subjects in a positive environment.
- Volunteers are needed during the following homework help and tutoring groups:
- After-school homework help, primarily elementary school students as well as some middle school students. This group runs on Monday-Friday 2:30pm-5pm.
- Monday through Wednesday evening tutoring groups for children ages 11-18, 6-7:30pm.
- One-on-one tutoring outside of group hours may also be an option for volunteers with parental permission and appropriate background checks completed.
- Willingness and ability to work with children and families from a variety of racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds, with various lifestyles, sexual orientations, and of all ages.
- Ability to work effectively with children in a group and individual setting.
- Ability to be nonjudgmental, positive, respectful, creative, consistent, and flexible.
- Problem-solving skills to manage issues or behaviors that may arise.
- Must have strong human relations skills to work effectively with a diverse team of staff and participants.
- Experience working in the educational, social, and human services fields is a plus but not required.
Solid Ground believes poverty is solvable. Volunteers play a critical role in helping us meet basic needs, nurture success, and spread change – so everyone in our community can achieve their full potential.