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 for quality one-on-one time each week. Our average mentoring relationship lasts nearly 4 years!

Community Based Mentors: 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, 6-8 hours per month, year-round (must be 22 years +).

Site-Based Mentors: Meet one-on-one with a child at King Street Center each week for an hour. Academic enrichment will be your primary activity, but you may also spend time with your mentee while they enjoy their dinner, take on fun activities throughout the center, and participate in group gatherings with other site-based mentoring pairs. This once-a-week commitment runs September – June. ** These volunteers slots are currently full! Thanks for your interest. **

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. If you have forgotten or lost your registration code please contact Karen at karen@kingstreetcenter.org.

Four Ways to Volunteer

Thank you so much for your interest. 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.

This is heartbreaking to us. We value your time & talent and truly look forward to the days when we can safely allow this important interaction.

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.