Volunteer Opportunities

Become a Breakthrough Tutor and Mentor!

Breakthrough is looking for responsible, dynamic college and high school students as well as experienced professionals to tutor our High School Students!

Breakthrough Tutors serve as teachers, students and role models for their designated student. Each tutor will be paired with a high school student based on the student’s needs and schedule. The first meeting of the student and tutor will occur at Breakthrough’s main office on the Germantown Friends School Campus and will be observed by the High School Program Director. All other meetings will occur at a regular time and place agreed upon by student and tutor.

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Become a Volunteer Teacher!

Breakthrough's Volunteer Teachers are responsible and dynamic college and high school students with diverse backgrounds, skills, and academic interests.  They instill a love of learning in our students, and teach them the skills necessary to thrive in their schools and get on the path to college. 

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*All volunteers working with youth in Pennsylvania are required to submit an FBI, Child Abuse and Criminal Background Clearance to each agency with which they volunteer.  Clearances are valid for three years from date of issues.

FBI Clearance

Volunteer will need to register with the link above, pay the $24.50 registration fee, and go to a fingerprinting site at their convenience.  Approximately two weeks later, the FBI clearance will come back to you in USPS mail, at which time you will submit a copy to the Breakthrough office.

Child Abuse Clearance

You can complete this application online for free by selecting "volunteer".  You must create an individual account login with the Child Welfare portal and then apply for a volunteer clearance for free.  Approximately two weeks later, the Child Abuse Clearance will come back to you in the USPS mail, at which time you will submit a copy to the Breakthrough office.

Criminal Background Clearance

You will submit this clearance entirely online.  There is a free "volunteer option".  When you complete the registration and submission information, a screen will come up with a PDF to save and print.  You should save the PDF to your computer and print a copy for the Breakthrough staff.