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Become a Mentor!

The Junior-Senior Buddy Mentoring program seeks mentors ready & able to build a friendship, broaden horizons and show commitment to an individual child. Each mentor is matched with an elementary or middle school student who is enrolled at King Street Center and is asked to spend a few hours together out in the community every week.

Typical adventures include a visit to a playground, conversation over hot chocolate, apple picking, baking, local hikes, attending a sporting event/concert together, visiting the library, or pursuing other shared interests. This is a one-year (minimum) commitment, year-round (must be 22 years +). Our average mentoring relationship lasts nearly 4 years.

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We currently have a real need for mentors! Lots of young boys and girls are ready to be matched with a Senior Buddy.

I’ve learned biking, swimming … and how to bake cookies!”

“She taught me how to be happy, what to do when I am sad, angry, and frustrated.”

“He taught me more math and about nature, trees, and plants and apples and what peepers are!”

Want to learn more about it before you commit? Speak with our Outreach Director or chat with a current mentor? Please contact Gabriella Tufo Strouse, at gabriella@kingstreetcenter.org or call (802) 862-6736 x105 to learn more about mentoring – or any other volunteer opportunity – and to arrange for an informational interview. We want to help find a great fit for your interests & schedule.

Volunteering at King Street Center

The Afterschool Tutoring Program pairs literacy buddies with elementary school kids for personalized, intentional homework & academic enrichment. Monday-Friday, 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. for elementary school students. 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. for middle & high school youth. September-December and/or January-May

Afterschool Excellence & Summer program classroom volunteers help out with our Kindergarten – 5th grade kids during homework & activity time.
School-year weekdays, 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. Summer weekdays, time tbd between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Early Education Classroom volunteers hold hands with our little ones during afternoon outings, pair off for reading, games & play.
School-year weekdays, 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. Summer weekdays, time tbd between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Teen Futures program volunteers help our middle and high schoolers with homework, are  willing opponents in the game room, and assist staff during activity times and outings. Weekdays, times will vary. School-year & summer options

The Morning Champion Program is a partnership between King Street Center and Champlain Elementary School. Activities take place at the school & include homework help, reading as a pair, or simply having a positive conversation with your student before they start their day.
Weekdays, 7:30 – 8:10 a.m. @Champlain Elementary School. School-year only.

Due to licensing regulations, all volunteers must be at least 16 years old. If you do not meet this age requirement, please reach out to Gabriella about one-time volunteer opportunities. Please note, all volunteers are required to submit an application and clear a criminal background check after being interviewed.

Click here for Volunteer Application.