School on Wheels of Massachusetts seeks volunteer tutors for children impacted by homelessness

Can you spare a couple of hours a week to influence the future of a child impacted by homelessness?

School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA) is seeking one-on-one afterschool tutors to work with children in grades K-12 starting in January 2014. Tutors are needed at shelters, hotels, and elementary schools in Brockton, Norwell and Stoughton. More than 160 students have benefitted from SOWMA’s afterschool tutoring services in the Fall of 2013.

Each SOWMA tutor is matched with a student for one or two hours a week. Tutors work with students on homework and school projects. Tutoring sessions are designed to fill in the layers of learning that may be missing due to frequent moves and school absences. Every SOWMA tutor is expected to serve as a mentor and positive role model. Teens and adults aged 18 and older are needed. No prior experience is required.

SOWMA volunteers must attend an instructional Orientation Session and Resource Workshop before beginning to tutor. Orientation Sessions and Resource Workshops will be held in January at the SOWMA headquarters, 790 W. Chestnut St., Brockton, MA 02301, on the following days and times:


Monday, January 6, 2014, 6:00-8:00 pm, SOWMA Headquarters

Saturday, January 11, 2014, 10:00am-12:00pm, SOWMA Headquarters



Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 6:00-8:30 pm, SOWMA Headquarters

Saturday, January 11, 2014, 1:00-3:30pm, SOWMA Headquarters

To register for SOWMA’s upcoming Orientation Session and Resource Workshop or for more information about becoming a SOWMA volunteer, visit www.sowma.org or contact Operations Director Robin Gilbert at robin@sowma.org, or 508-587-9091. 


School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA) is the only organization in Massachusetts providing one-on-one afterschool tutoring, new backpacks and school supplies, and educational advocacy and support to children impacted by homelessness in multiple locations. SOWMA is dedicated to providing every child with the tools needed to achieve his or her full potential.




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