Education Program Volunteer

Taller Puertorriqueño’s arts-based out of school time program is seeking volunteers for the following tasks:

Reading Buddy:

This person(s) would read with the younger kids once they’ve finished their homework. The size of the group will range from day to day, but will be about 2-8 kids at a time. We will provide the books and a space for you to read quietly.

Time Commitment: 1-2 days per week from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Skills/Qualities: patient, flexible, likes to work with younger kids, comfortable sitting on the floor, firm; believes all kids are capable of learning.

Homework Tutoring Helper:

This person(s) will help students one-on-one and in small groups to finish their homework. They may also do small extra activities when they finish their homework or to help them understand a concept better. The grades are K-8.

Time Commitment: min. 1-2 days per week from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Skills/Qualities: patient, flexible, comfortable with various subjects, able to explain concepts in simple terms, firm; believes all kids are capable of learning.

Guest Speakers/Presenters:

We would like to enhance our “Fun Fridays” and are looking for guest speakers who would like to run a workshop (about an hour) on just about any topic. It can be singing, magic, juggling, science, cooking, fashion, etc. We will discuss possibilities with each person based on their interests. This can be a one-time activity or ongoing.

Time Commitment: Fridays, from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Skills/Qualities: creative, organized, flexible, animated, and fun!

We are located at 2557 North 5th Street; the 47 & 39 buses stop right in front of our building.

For more information please call Adela Rivera Rodriguez at 215-423-6320 or by email at 

*Volunteers will need to have or get child abuse, criminal and FBI clearances. Taller will pay for the child abuse and criminal clearances; the volunteer will pay for the FBI clearance.

To volunteer in our other programs, contact Dora Viacava by phone at 215-426-3311 or by email at