4) Mentoring

Mentoring Pair

The King Street Center 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.

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.

  • One-year (minimum) commitment
  • Mentors of kids age 5-10 should expect to spend two hours per week with your mentee.
  • Mentors of teens age 11-18 should expect to spend 4-6 per month, over 2-4 sessions that fit both of your schedules.
  • Must be 21 years +
  • Must pass criminal background check
  • If wanting to transport mentee, must show proof of automobile insurance & license

The pandemic has taught us how to stay connected even if we can’t be together! Gabriella has loads of tips of how to “get together” even when other things get in the way.

Contact Gabriella Tufo Strouse at gabriella@kingstreetcenter.org or call 802-862-6736 x105 (on-site) or 802-318-5928, (cell).

Current Mentors!

Tracking your monthly time and activities is important to the health of our program. Please complete your monthly survey here.

Four Ways to Volunteer

We are recruiting new mentors! Click on Todd, Mae or Jordan & listen to why these volunteers think that you should become a mentor, too! Get the conversation started by emailing gabriella@kingstreetcenter.org.

Everything you need to know about how to become a mentor is on your left!

King Street Center is hitting the pause button on our Volunteer & Tutor Programs while we navigate the safest programs possible during the COVID 19 pandemic. Until further notice, we will not be able to welcome volunteers or community partners into the building at King Street Center.

King Street Center is not yet ready to commit to placing volunteer/interns this fall. We are undergoing an important re-structuring of our volunteer/intern program to ensure that its design best serves our children and meets our mission.

One important goal will be that we aim to attract more BIPOC applicants who mirror the population of our youth.

Information below represents volunteer needs when we are up & running at full capacity. We can’t wait to let the community know when we are ready to recruit, train, and engage you in our programs again! Stay tuned to our social media information for that announcement.

1) Tutoring

Can you offer personalized, intentional homework help & academic enrichment during the school year? (Don’t worry, we provide plenty of training and guidance.)

School year schedule, 3:30 – 4:15 p.m., Monday-Friday for Elementary School students
School year schedule, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday for Middle & High School youth (All volunteer slots in this program are currently full.)

2) Classroom Helper

Help out with our Kindergarten – 5th grade kids during meals, 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.

Hold hands with our Toddlers and Preschoolers during 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.

Are you a willing opponent in the Teen Game Room? Assist staff during activity times and outings.
Weekdays, times will vary. School-year & summer options

3) Group Volunteer

We welcome families & businesses to help with seasonal events, campus clean-up, or special facility needs. Please contact Gabriella Tufo Strouse at gabriella@kingstreetcenter.org to discuss your availability. Gabriella can be reached by phone at 802-862-6736 x105 (on-site) or 802-318-5928 (cell).

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. Please download the application, fill out all the information, and email it to gabriella@kingstreetcenter.org.