supporting Cambridge public school students

Current Volunteer Needs

Please help! The current openings for volunteers in the public schools that are most urgent are tutors for upper school students in Grades 6–8, STEM subject tutors for high school students, and mentors for seniors applying to colleges. See our list of current information sessions, new volunteer orientations, and other workshops here on Eventbrite. Updated 11/3/21. 

Before School

Volunteer tutors are needed to staff high school drop-in math help sessions between 8:00 and 8:30 every weekday, at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, 459 Broadway.

Regular tutoring sessions for a student paired every week with the same tutor, are also available during this before-school period.


Our school-day openings including math and elementary literacy placements in the city’s public K–5 and preK–5 schools. Other opportunities to volunteer may open up on an as-needed basis. We accept teacher requests for volunteers through April.


After-school tutoring is offered by CSV to middle schoolers referred by their teachers once a week, from 3:00 to 4:30, at CSV’s Learning Centers located in the city’s upper schools. Depending on the school, Learning Centers are open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays.

At the high school, volunteers tutor the students with whom they have been paired on a consistent, weekly basis, at the CSV/CRLS Tutoring Center (open and staffed weekdays,  3:15–4:15 p.m.) We need currently tutors at both grade levels. We also need mentors for our College and Career Mentoring Program, on Wednesdays after school.

Opportunities for remote volunteering are fewer in 2021–2022 school year, but we do anticipate some openings. Remote volunteering via videoconference may take place during any of the times above, or on weekends or in the evenings.