Readers, Tutors, Mentors

A collection of volunteer opportunities that offer longer term commitments to make an impact on children and youth in Larimer County! 

Browse through the opportunities below to find a volunteer position that suits your needs. Not ready to commit? Don't worry. Clicking Sign-Up on a project below is simply your expression of interest, not a hard committment. Staff from the agency you indicate interest in will email you with more information to help meet your needs. Questions? Contact our team today.

Starting: Thursday, March 31, 2016

B.A.S.E. Camp (Before and After School Enrichment) provides safe, affordable, and accessible out-of-school-time activities that support in-class learning. Reading, tutoring or mentoring volunteers can chose to work with one individual child or to work with the whole site. Volunteers will assist in implementing activities, helping with homework, and develop positive relationships with youth. If they are serving in a specific capacity, their focus is on the children and task assigned to them, but also to serve as a positive role model for the entire group.

Boys and Girls Club utilizes volunteer readers, tutors and mentors. They are looking for several volunteers to serve as readers and tutors during their after school program. Mentors are needed all around the club and should plan to volunteer for a semester or two. Volunteers will be working with children ages 6 to 15 and generally come in once a week. Mentors are required to spend 1 hour per week with their mentees. All volunteers must pass a background check, which costs $20 for the volunteer.

Are you interested in helping Boys & Girls Club of Larimer County with two of our major events? With the Boys & Girls Club Bash on June 25th, and STEAMfest on September 17th, there is plenty of opportunity to make an impact on children's lives!

Indicate your interest below by choosing either of the time slots available!

Are you passionate about art? Do you have technology skills to share with others? Sign up to be a Program Volunteer with Boys and Girls Club!

Volunteers assist with programs that help develop skills for good character and leadership, healthy lifestyles, and academic success. Volunteers can teach programs of their own design, such as knitting, dance, or photography.

Volunteers can help out during club hours 7:30am-6:00pm Monday-Friday.

What: STREAM stands for Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math. Participating students will work in cooperative groups on project based activities of their choice. They will also have the opportunity to work on their homework packets with a volunteer and participate in a reading incentive program.

Why: Research shows students are more engaged and achieve better overall results when working in small collaborative groups. Research also shows that the more choice students have the more they learn.

Where: Harmony Road Learning Center 2500 E. Harmony Road 80525

When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 3:15-4:45 pm when PSD schools are in session, starting in September and running through April. All volunteers will complete a background check and will be scheduled one, two, or three days per week depending on their preference.

Who: We are looking for volunteers of all ages to work with small groups of children on previously prepared activities, to assist students with their homework, and read with them. We are also seeking adult volunteers to work one on one with students that have been identified as dyslexic on a scripted program endorsed by the Dyslexia Association.

Oasis Mentoring is currently looking for volunteer tutors and mentors for children and youth ranging in age from 8 and up from low income, severe poverty or abuse and neglect situations. Developmental delays are common, and some may have medical or developmental disabilities. Oasis matches people with families and children based on their needs. Christina, the volunteer program manager, considers skills, abilities, interests, location and schedule with a focus on personal strengths. Mentors must commit to 1-3 hours a week for a year. Volunteer Program pays for all screening, 2 month training and screening time pre-match. Clean and healthy background required.

To register for this opportunity, you will need to visit

Larimer County 4-H is looking for volunteer tutors and mentors to help 3-5 graders with fun STEM ((Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities. Curriculum and training is provided, so a background in science is helpful, but not necessary! All volunteers have to do is show up with a passion for children and learning. Shifts are 1-2 hours long at various locations.

Do you have a penchant for event planning or marketing? Partners Mentoring Youth is in search of committee members to help out on our event and marketing committees. We have committee slots for each event we host, as well as for general marketing and mentor recruitment. The commitment is usually a monthly meeting, with the potential of an increased number of meetings as an event or marketing push draws near. This is a great way to get involved in our organization and the community, while promoting our mission to support local youth!

Partners Mentoring Youth is currently seeking adult volunteers to serve as mentors in our community-based programs across Northern Colorado. Volunteers work with youth (ages 7-17) who face significant challenges in their social, academic, and personal lives. Our Community-Based Mentors spend an average of three hours each week with a child (Junior Partner) and commit for at least one year. We match Junior Partners with Senior Partners based on shared interests, common values, and logistical preferences. Our program has impressive results, and the youth who participate gain skills, confidence, and hope for the future. Partners Mentoring Youth provides volunteers with training and support, helping every mentor to BE THE DIFFERENCE in the life of a child. All volunteers are required to meet our eligibility requirements. Be sure to check out our other volunteer opportunities as well!

Partners Mentoring Youth hosts a variety of fun community events throughout the year. We are always looking for volunteers to help us with wide-range of tasks on the day of these events, including setting up, helping and encouraging participants, course marshaling runs, serving food, and tearing down.

Indicate your interest to receive potential dates and times!