UCOM's Youth Education Volunteering

Believe 2 Become Summer Learning Academy

Do you remember when you were little and you would read with your mom or dad before you went to bed? Do you miss doing this with your kids who are all grown-up now? Well, UCOM is looking for volunteers to help with its Summer Learning program helping students to better their math and reading and comprehension skills. All that’s needed is a big heart and a little patience.

Take a look at some of the things our tutors had to say about UCOM's educational programs and see if volunteering is right for you.

  • There was once a time when I was helping a girl read, and when she recognized a word, her face lit up. It was as if a door had been opened, and she suddenly realized its meaning. That was lovely.
       -Volunteer Tutor

  • The daily interactions with students were always rewarding
       -Volunteer Tutor

  • I am thankful to have been able to be a part of a program that encourages kids to read... [By] sacrificing a small amount of time to volunteer at Homework House, [ I ] was able to make a very positive impact on kids' lives. That is a beautiful thing!
       -Volunteer Tutor

Believe 2 Become

Grades 2-6

(Not currently looking for volunteers)

The Believe 2 Become program is a summer literacy program meant to help combat the learning loss that occurs while students are on summer vacation. The program’s main focus is improving students math, literacy, and reading comprehension, but students will engage in science, arts, music, and social studies activities as well.


For more information on any of these volunteer opportunities, please call Shawn Keener, Program Director, or Katie Vanderwal, Pantry Coordinator, at 616-241-4006.