East Harlem Tutorial Program offers a variety of volunteer opportunities through our public charter schools, after-school, and summer programs. The program opportunities range from subject-matter tutoring, providing students with homework help, mentoring, and preparing high school students for college success. Volunteers support our scholars, prepare them for academic success, encourage their social enrichment, and help them gain the confidence they will need to succeed in college and in life. With the help and support of our community of over 350 volunteers, EHTP is able to reach more students in East Harlem. Volunteer with EHTP and make a lasting impact on our scholars!


For more information about volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Team at volunteerinfo@ehtp.org.



Is your organization interested in a one-time volunteer project? We provide opportunities for large groups to get involved in programs that impact our scholars. For more information, check out our FAQs below, or email volunteerinfo@ehtp.org.




Below you’ll find frequently asked questions about EHTP’s volunteer program. If you have additional questions, please contact volunteerinfo@ehtp.org. Ready to volunteer? Check out opportunities and apply today!

Our scholars are students (pre-K through college) from East Harlem who participate in our after-school programs or attend our public charter schools, East Harlem Scholars Academies. In order for scholars to be eligible for our programs, they need to be residents of East Harlem, attend school in East Harlem, or have a parent or legal guardian who works in East Harlem.

EHTP’s volunteers are dedicated, passionate, and service-minded individuals who are interested in making an impact on the lives of young people in East Harlem! Our volunteers come from many different backgrounds and professions. They range from high school to graduate school students, young professionals to retirees. The minimum age to volunteer is 14 years old.

If you want to find out more about any of our programs, please visit our Volunteer Hub to learn more and apply!

Once you apply, a member of the Volunteers & Interns team will contact you for a phone interview request. After the phone interview, you will be sent compliance paperwork and orientation information. Once you complete these steps you will be assigned a start date.

Compliance paperwork is state-mandated, criminal and medical clearance forms that all individuals who work in after-school programs, like EHTP’s, must complete before being allowed in the classroom. The number of forms you will need to complete depend on the volunteer’s age. Volunteers usually complete the paperwork process in 2-3 weeks.

Forever! If you can’t do that, each program has its own minimum, weekly commitment but volunteers are expected to stay through at least one semester.

If you have additional questions, please contact volunteerinfo@ehtp.org.