The Best Community Service Opportunity: Virtual Tutoring

By Dan Solt
December 31, 2023

Whether you need community service hours for a graduation requirement or to boost a college application, we know finding places to volunteer near you can be a challenge. Luckily today there are many virtual volunteering opportunities that don't require you to leave your home.

Virtual tutoring has become increasingly important, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, where many schools have switched to remote learning. Virtual tutoring helps bridge the educational gap and provides students with the resources they need to succeed. For example, volunteering with us at Learn To Be allows you to provide 1-on-1 academic help to students in need from the comfort of your own home.

Volunteering Near Me 

If you were to search ‘community service hours near me’, the results would be a mix of different organizations in your area. It can be hard and time-consuming to research each organization to figure out if they need your help if they have a role you'd enjoy, and if they qualify to fulfill your hours. It's most likely that you’ll find volunteering opportunities that are not available when you need them or are too far away from where you live.

All of these problems can be avoided by becoming a virtual tutor. Online community service hours count just as much as in-person community service hours. By volunteering with organizations like us at Learn To Be, you can complete your service hours from wherever you are and when it works best for your schedule.

Community Service Hours That Make an Impact

Whether you are skilled in science, passionate about poetry, or moved by math, you can help make the lives of underserved kids and their families easier. At Learn To Be, our tutors not only help at-risk students improve their academic performance but also build relationships as they work 1-on-1 with the same student each week. We've seen these relationships help students outside of the class by boosting their self-esteem and creating a positive outlook and social skills. By volunteering to be a virtual tutor you can have a genuine impact that can help shape the rest of a kid’s life.

How Do I Become an Online Tutor?

To become a virtual tutor with Learn To Be, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 14 years old and in high school or beyond 
  • Have a stable internet connection
  • Be located in the United States 
  • Be proficient in the subject you wish to tutor
  • Record a short 1-2 minute selfie video
  • Pass a background check

If you’re ready to get started, you can sign up here and create a profile. You will be asked to provide information about your academic background and a couple of legal questions. After you are approved, you can check out the students queue where you'll see students based on your subject proficiency and availability. You can then visit the student profile pages and find someone whose needs best fit your skills. Once you pick a student, you can message them and arrange a day and time that works best for you both. In our platform, you can easily schedule a session in our virtual classroom, start to make a difference and begin completing your community service hours.  

This combination of convenience and making a difference makes Learn To Be the perfect community service opportunity for you. 97% of our tutors say they would recommend tutoring with us to their friends, so you can be sure you'll have an amazing experience. What you don’t yet know is the incredible impact you will have on someone else’s life and exactly how you will change it for the better. 

If you'd like to make an impact while completing your community service hours online, join our virtual volunteer team of tutors at

By Dan Solt
December 31, 2023