The City of Austin Mentor and Tutor Program allows City employees to volunteer in mentoring and tutoring roles with any of five programs approved by the Austin Independent School District (AISD).
The program aims to help improve the quality of life for Austin’s students while offering employees an opportunity to give back to the local community. Created in April 2002, the program was designed to encourage City employees to actively participate in AISD with a focus on low-performing schools. Nearly 400 volunteers participate in this program each academic year. Volunteers experience the joy of entering the classroom and interacting with students of all ages around Austin. To accommodate participation, the City provides its employees up to two hours of administrative leave during the workday.
Want to make a difference?
For City of Austin employees
For Austin Residents
Community members are welcome to spend time participating in one of AISD’s approved programs and make a difference in a young child's life and the Austin community:
- Austin Partners in Education – Small group classroom coaching and one-on-one mentoring in AISD schools
- Seedling Mentors – One-on-one mentoring for students with incarcerated parents
- Junior Achievement – Teaching a class about financial literacy concepts to various grade levels
- Victory Tutorial – One-on-one tutoring after school at one of seven Austin public libraries
- Communities in Schools - One-on-one tutoring and mentoring programs available on several campuses across AISD