Contra Costa Interfaith Housing believes that education provides the path out of poverty and homelessness. In locations in Concord, Pleasant Hill, Pittsburg and Bay Point, volunteer tutors work with at-risk children and adults in need of help with their homework and school projects. Onsite academic coordinators work with volunteers to maximize their effectiveness. Since the children's school performance is monitored very closely, staff and volunteers are able to provide ongoing assistance in meeting the student's academic needs.
CCIH's volunteer pool is diverse, including mature high school students, retirees and working professionals.
Volunteers need to be able to work once a week, Monday through Thursday. Volunteers should be mature, enthusiastic, dependable, patient, flexible and independent. Experience in working with youth as well as tutoring reading and math is a plus. Knowledge of Spanish is helpful. Adult volunteers need to pass a criminal background check and TB test. CCIH provides mandatory training twice a year.