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Community Engagement Programs

Classroom Assistant/Tutor/Mentor

HandsOn Greater Phoenix


It's the mission of HandsOn Greater Phoenix to "help you volunteer where you're needed most!" We do this in a variety of ways through partnerships with local nonprofits, agencies, and schools.


About the Internship


Help struggling 1st-8th grade students succeed and assist teachers in meeting the needs of all learners through our Your Experience Counts program. This program trains and matches volunteers with teachers in low-income area (Title I) schools in one of our partner districts: Mesa Public Schools, Balsz, Osborn, and Washington Elementary School District. You will: 

  1. Build a supportive, working relationship with a 1st-8th grade classroom teacher.
  2. Cultivate rapport with students and interact with them in a professional and culturally sensitive manner.
  3. Learn and implement effective strategies for helping students succeed in core academic curriculum.
  4. Communicate regularly with the classroom teacher and the Y.E.C. program manager, problem-solving and collaborating as needed.
  5. Attend at least 1 of the Y.E.C. program's monthly meetings to learn best practices and to collaborate with other volunteers.
Population Served:

Elementary & middle school students, ages 6-14 years old, attending local Title I (high need) schools

Community Need:

Your Experience Counts volunteers help local schools address two immediate needs: One, providing support to teachers who are often hard-pressed to meet the needs of all students in their classrooms, and two, offering more personal interaction and academic assistance to students, particularly those with achievement gaps.

Community Impact:

Students who work closely with Y.E.C. volunteers display significant improvments in motivation and measurable growth in academic achievement.  Teachers report feeling more supported as practictioners and notice a positive impact on the classroom learning environment.