More than 24,000 students enrolled in Massachusetts public schools are identified as homeless. 

Our tutoring program is designed to foster the academic, social and emotional growth of students impacted by homelessness and poverty.  We match volunteers with a student or group of students to help with homework and school projects. 

Volunteer tutors are needed throughout the year, including the summer, to accommodate a growing need for our services.  You do not need a formal educational background, but rather a huge heart to help a student develop self-confidence and a love for learning.

Our tutoring sessions take place in the late afternoon or early evening for one hour at family shelters, libraries and community spaces in the following communities:

Attleboro, Boston, Brockton, Middleboro, Taunton, Plymouth/Kingston, Lowell, Norwell, Fall River, New Bedford, Weymouth, Rockland, Stoughton and Weymouth.  

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To learn about how you can become involved in tutoring a student:

CLICK HERE to register your interest or recieve a detailed list of site times and schedules. 

Or contact Elizabeth Perkins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..    

Trainings take place at our headquarters* or online.  
*100 Laurel Street, Suite 121, East Bridgewater, Ma 02333


Volunteer Tutors come from a variety of backgrounds and range in age from young adults to retirees.  

Tutors are paired with one student (Pre-K - 12) and meet either once or twice a week for an hour-long session.  In addition to homework help and school projects, tutors may opt to assist with GED and HiSET exam preparation. 

The tutoring calendar follows the public school year and runs during early evening hours from Monday - Thursday.  We also provide summer learning during July and August. 

We provide free training and professional development workshops throughout the year.

Each of our tutoring site locations is managed by a SOWMA Site Coordinator, who oversees the tutoring sessions. 

Students interested in tutoring who are under 18 may do so with the written consent of a parent or guardian.  Those under 16 may tutor with a parent or guardian present at all times. 

Tutors must fill out an online application and complete an orientation and training. 

Once trained, you will be matched with a student at a grade-level and location of your choice. 

It is important that tutors honor a time commitment (one hour a week for at least a full term) so that students can be assured of reliable and consistent support. 

         SUMMER SESSIONS:  July / August 











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United Way of Greater Plymouth County

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School on Wheels - MA
100 Laurel Street
Suite 121
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02333


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