How You Can Help

We Need Tutors!

The best way to help out is to give your time on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. You could also tutor during the day, as Ibarra Elementary provides opportunities for community members to tutor its students, many of whom are refugees, independent of our program. If you are interested in tutoring at Ibarra during school hours, please contact Melissa Phillips for information about the district’s volunteer procedures and go here to RSVP for the next New Tutor Orientation highlighted in Step One.

We need all Tues/Thurs tutors to REGISTER with us, as well as RSVP each week.  If it is your first time, you will also have to attend a New Tutor Orientation session before being able to tutor a student.  Volunteers are not required to have any formal training in education or teaching, but they must speak English fluently and be committed to attending at least one tutoring session a week throughout the school year. This would be an approximately 7-month commitment, when taking into account Summer break and the month-long Winter and Spring breaks.

Tutor with Friends!

We’re looking for groups of 4-6 people to commit to coming the same Tuesday or Thursday every week. Do you have a group of coworkers, a team, a small group or a club that might be interested in committing to tutoring once a week? If so, make sure to attend a New Tutor Orientation together to get started!

Other Ways to Give!

Donate Goods:

Our needs are constantly changing based on what we are doing. In the fall, we stock up on healthy snacks and water. In the winter, we collect hygiene products and new books. In the spring and summer, we raise money for field trips. Go to our latest newsletter to find out what we are in need of most right now. We have an Amazon book wish list with many beautiful, culturally relevant books that we wish to add to our library. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Donate Funds:

Please visit our Give page to support us financially, and stay tuned for our fall fundraiser following Thanksgiving week! In addition to monetary donations, we also accept gift cards to Target, Walmart, and Costco for our operating supplies, as well as $5 gift cards to Subway and El Pollo Loco for our high school students.