Tutoring at Memphis-Shelby County Schools

(Cancelled) was Saturday, February 19th from 9:00am to Saturday, May 21st, 2022 2:00pm (CT)
This event has been cancelled.


The YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South is working alongside Shelby County Schools to place volunteers in teacher’s classrooms to help our children recapture learning lost during the pandemic.

We are looking for volunteers that can work alongside a teacher to help facilitate prepared materials and guide students in a classroom setting for grades 1 - 8.

  • Complete and pass a background check

  • 1-Hour Training: Attend a 1-hour virtual training session that will go over what to expect and to help ensure that you will be successful.

  • Teacher Pairings: All volunteers will be in a classroom with a classroom teacher who will be able to guide you in your duties.

    About Volunteering
    1 HOUR A WEEK (Minimum Requirements)

    Flexibility to serve as much or as little as your schedule allows! Volunteer 1 - 6 blocks per day, 1 - 5 Days a Week.


    Volunteer opportunities are available Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM through the end of the 2021/2022 school year. Days/Times are centered around your schedule!

    100+ LOCATIONS

    Choose a location that works for you! Volunteers will be placed at a schoollocation based on preference.


    Volunteers are paired with a teacher at all times in a classroom setting of no more than 3 students.


    No experience is needed! The classroom teacher will have everything ready for you to guide students through their prepared lesson plan of simple academic skills.

Age Limit
16 and up
Background check
Requirement Details
Wondering if you should register to volunteer? Based on the CDC guidelines, we are asking you the following questions:
  1. Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.

  2. Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, we ask you not to register. We are doing all we can to align with best practices and keep our community healthy.
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