Participate in the Learning Web

Give your time and expertise!

Community adults make it possible for so many local youth to explore their talents and learn about the world of work and the community.  We welcome adults and non-profit organizations in Tompkins County to get involved with Learning Web programs.  Here’s how.

Host a worksite tour

Become a “tour guide” to individual or small groups of young people who are exploring their interests by visiting your workplace with their Learning Web Coordinator. They meet and talk with you as you work.  By meeting and talking with Learning Web youth, experienced professionals like you provide valuable perspectives on the world of work.  Young people get a first-hand look into your workplace, and have a chance to ask you, the expert, questions like:

CU Lab of ornithology Vertebrate CollectionWhat kind of training and education do I need to do what you do?
What is a typical day at work like?
What’s the best or worst part of your job?
How much money can I make in this line of work?

Learn more about Exploration Tours

Contact us to host a worksite tour!

Become a mentor to a motivated apprentice at your work placeGene Schreib, right, shares  his  love for animals with a Learning Web apprentice  at his store, Pampered Pets.

Become a mentor by volunteering your time, sharing your expertise, your enthusiasm, and your work world with a young person, your apprentice.  Youth apprentices gain hands-on training and experience at your workplace.  You and your apprentice decide how much time to commit to the apprenticeship each week and how long you want to be involved.

Our services are free—to the apprentice and mentor.  Apprentices help with their mentor’s work in exchange for the time and energy the mentor spends with them.  There is no exchange of money.

Learn more about Apprenticeships

A summer’s morning spent helping at the Finger Lakes Land Trust.

Find out how you can become a mentor!

Host a community service group at your non-profit

Become a host to a group of energetic middle schoolers who, accompanied by a Learning Web Coordinator, tackle projects that make a difference to people in our community.

Learn more about Volunteer Community Service

Contact us for more information about hosting a service group.

Serve as an Administrative Assistant

Help out at our office with general office duties! We need your help with answering phones, data entry, word processing, and assisting on special projects such as fundraising events.

Please contact us for more information about volunteering