Frequently Asked Questions For Volunteers

Signing Up To Volunteer

How do I sign up to volunteer/tutor with Tutors For Change?


Thank you for considering to volunteer with us! You can join us by filling out the form on our "JOIN" page on our website at www.tutorsforchange.org/join-us




Do you have positions besides being a tutor?


Yes! We have many volunteer positions besides being a tutor. You can check them out at www.tutorsforchange.org/join-us.




Do you conduct background checks on volunteers?


To ensure the safety of all members of Tutors For Change, we ensure all our volunteers are background checked before they interact with our students. Once you have signed up to join us, we will reach out with more information on our background checking process.





Scheduling and Hours

How do I schedule tutoring sessions with my student?


We will contact you when we have students who would like to get tutoring. If you agree to tutor them, then we will send you their contact information via email. You can contact the student (or their parent) using their contact info to schedule tutoring sessions with them.




How many hours per week do I need to tutor?


We do not have strict requirements on tutoring hours per week. On average, our tutors tutor 2-3 students, which is about 2-4 hours per week.




Do I need to log my tutoring hours?


Yes. Please log your tutoring hours on the "LOG TUTORING HOURS" page under the "FOR VOLUNTEERS" tab or at https://tutorsforchange.org/log-tutoring-hours.





Payment

Will I be paid for my services?


All payments will be made to our nonprofit on our website, and will not go towards individual volunteers. These payments made on our website support our website, background check, and other expenses incurred by us.




Where do the payments go?


All payments go toward our nonprofit's operating costs, increasing our student and volunteer bases, background checks for our volunteers/tutors, and improving our services.




Do I need to ask my students to pay?


Please do not ask your students to pay money to yourself. We will send them an invoice every 2 weeks based on the amount of hours you tutored them. Please log these hours on the "LOG TUTORING HOURS" page on our website or at www.tutorsforchange.org/log-tutoring-hours





Team Member FAQ

What teams do you have?


We have four primary teams: Operations, Marketing, Finance, and Events. Each team is integral to our activities at Tutors For Change. Operations: Handles day-to-day operations including onboarding tutors, matching students with tutors, and analyzing our company data Marketing: Responsible for our digital and physical marketing, video marketing, and community outreach Finance: Helps manage our revenue, fundraise for donations, and write grants to help us fund our activities Events: Organizes and hosts educational events like seminars, discussions, lectures, science fairs, and more! We also have an Educational Video Deveopment (EViD) group that consists of individuals who create educational videos on topics of their choice for our YouTube and social media.




Can I join multiple teams?


Yes! You can join multiple teams if you would like. However, working on any one team is equivalent to 2-3 hours of work per week - so working on multiple teams requires a larger time commitment.




I have an idea for a team. Who can I talk to?


We welcome new and innovative ideas from everyone! If you have an idea that could help us achieve our vision, email us at executives@tutorsforchange.org. All our teams were born from ideas given to us by individuals outside our organization - they now direct the teams that they helped found!




Do I need prior experience to be a team member?


No. We welcome people to join our teams regardless of their experience working in that team's field. As we help our students learn, our team members constantly learn too!




Is there a minimum age limit for volunteers?


Yes, we only allow individuals above the age of 14 to volunteer with us.




Can I join a team if I live outside the United States?


Unfortunately, we do not onboard any individuals outside the United States onto our teams.




What does the onboarding and interview process look like?


After you submit your application to join our teams at www.tutorsforchange.org/join-us, we will reach out via email to schedule a 15-minute chat with you. This chat is a chance for us to get to know you, your experiences, and understand your interest in joining Tutors For Change. It is also an opportunity for you to ask us any questions you may have about volunteering with us. After the chat, we will send you a follow-up email that contains multiple important next steps. This includes a background-check survey, and a team member agreement. The background check survey helps us undertand whether you have had a background check in the past. If you have not, we will administer a background check on you through the National Center for Safety Intiatives (NCSI). We ensure all our volunteers are background checked before they join our organization. The team member agreement lays out team member responsibilities, our code of conduct, intellectual property rights, and more. After your team member agreement is signed and your background check has been cleared, we will add you to our Slack workspace and Google Drive. Then, you can start attending team meetings and work with us to create a world free of barriers to receiving a good education!