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:
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.
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.
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.