Volunteers are the critical piece that allows our students to pursue their potential. Your unique experiences, talents + personality unlock our students in ways no one else can. It is only with the involvement of volunteers that our students receive the individual mentoring that changes their lives or the academic support that makes success in school a possibility. We are always looking for new volunteers to join our community and impact youth!

“I am only one, but I AM ONE. I cannot do everything, but I CAN DO SOMETHING.

and I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I CAN DO.”

– Edward Everett Hale

Current volunteer positions are:


Minimum 1 hour/week for a year. Impact a youth through a trusting relationship where you share your experiences and lead him/her to reach their goals and realize their potential. Time of weekly meeting is based on availability.

Homework Help or Tutor:

Minimum 1 hour/week for a semester. Homework hour is from 3:30-4:30PM, Monday through Thursday OR as can be scheduled with student. Help a student excel in school. Assist students with after school homework and projects or pair one-on-one with a student for specific subject needs.

MAPS Volunteer:

2 hours/month. MAPS meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays in Kennett Square and Thursdays at West Grove from 4:30-5:30pm. Work with our juniors and seniors to build skills that will help them be successful after high school. Help write resumes, find and apply for scholarships, research colleges and post high school options.

Boys’ Program:

5 hours/month for an academic year. Boys Program meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 3:30-6pm. Be a role model to our boys by developing and/or participating in monthly action-packed activities and critical conversations and workshops.

Girls’ Program:

5 hours/month for an academic year. Girls Program meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 3:30-6pm. Develop strong, confident women by taking part in monthly workshops and activities aimed at holistic development and promoting healthy community.

After School Volunteer:

Weekly during after school programming. Build relationships and positively influence students by helping with drop-in homework, academic stations and daily activity.

Other Support positions include:

Fundraising + Events: Periodically, throughout the year. Help with mailings, event planning, decoration, and event success. Work with a group and contribute to the success of a major funding opportunity.

Community Liaison: Twice monthly. Get out in the community and share the good news of The Garage at community events and presentations to local organizations.

Drive Coordinator: Monthly, flexible. Coordinate with local groups, businesses and churches to host drives for snacks, school supplies, and gift cards for our after school programming.

One-time Workshop Presenter: Very flexible. Offer a presentation to our student on your career, business, or hobby!

Administrative: Twice monthly. Help us to input data, student attendance, grades, new student information, etc.

Maintenance: Flexible. Attend to various maintenance needs at either center.

Volunteer Flowchart

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete the form below or contact:

Rachel Wolter, Kennett Square Volunteer Coordinator

Murphy McArdle, West Grove Volunteer Coordinator