Milwaukee Achiever volunteers come from all walks of life and have many different backgrounds. Like Julie (left), the one thing that all tutors share is a passion for helping our learners to attain their educational goals. Volunteers need not have a background in education or any special degrees. Milwaukee Achiever provides thorough, on-going support and training. The only requirements are that volunteers be:
- 18 years or older
- Have a high school diploma or GED/HSED
- Be willing to dedicate approximately 2 hours per week to tutoring
- Have a patient and caring approach to teaching
Milwaukee Achiever tutors are, first and foremost, committed to their learner's personal progress. Tutors are as diverse as our clients. Service learners and students come to us for practical experience from the area's colleges and universities. Retired teachers come to us to share their knowledge, experience and their love of learning. Employees of area businesses and corporations come to us to give back to their communities through employer matching programs. Volunteers come to us because they want to be a part of fixing Milwaukee's illiteracy crisis and make a positive impact.
Brenda (left) works for an area corporation in administration. She has volunteered for Milwaukee Achiever at our Silver Spring Center since 2007. Volunteers like Brenda work one-on-one with a learner or with a small group and are offered support from our Curriculum Coordinator. The personalized attention of our volunteers helps learners to feel at ease and helps to build the confidence needed to move to the next level.
If you're looking for a deeply meaningful volunteer experience, call us. We provide free tutor training and orientation. You'll work with our staff in guided teaching experience that will allow you to be creative and goal oriented. You'll be challenged to be your best, so you can motivate others to do their best.
Call the center nearest you to get in the next tutor orientation session. Help someone make a new start on life!
1545 South Layton Boulevard, Room 40
Milwaukee, WI 53215
P: (414) 643-5108