Virtual Opportunity: Tutor Kids from Fairfax County Online with GrandInvolve

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Online informational/orientation session: Tuesday, November 17, 10:00-11:00 am

Do you have a genuine concern for young people?

Are you dependable and willing to make a consistent time commitment?

Would someone call you a good listener?

Is your demeanor friendly, supportive, encouraging?

If you answered yes to the above questions, perhaps it’s time to consider becoming a virtual tutor/mentor for children at local Fairfax County schools.

This newly developed program with GrandInvolve is in response to COVID restrictions that are now replacing in-person tutoring in schools.

For the past seven years, GrandInvolve has made it its mission to send educational support to the most vulnerable population throughout Fairfax County. By placing older volunteers into the classroom, GrandInvolve works to reduce ageism by growing intergenerational relationships between the youngest and oldest members of the community, as well as increase intercultural understanding.

Requirements to join this virtual program:

  • A background check and fingerprint scan
  • The ability to volunteer during the school day
  • Training
    • attending an orientation
    • learning about the nuances of online tutoring
    • willing to use new safeguards

How a volunteer session would go:

  • Volunteers will be placed in a breakout room (a virtual room that is split-off from the main virtual classroom) with at least two children.
  • Teachers will periodically check-in on the session.
  • Volunteers, through patience, openness, and flexibility, will mentor students, and help them tackle their lessons.

If you would like to get involved with the program, please contact Volunteer Specialist, Shannon White, at swhite@volunteerfairfax.org for information on how to proceed.

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