Center for Community Engagement

Girls Inc. Application

If you are interested in becoming a tutor for Girls Inc. please fill out the following form. If you are not registered with Amherst College but are interested in participating please email Noraida Colon (, Ashley Tobon ( or Joanna Mawhinney (

Personal Information
ex. 303-513-2914
Tutoring Preferences
Please select two choices that best fit your schedule. We will inform you what shifts are available after receiving this form.  The early shift runs from 3-6pm and the late shift is from 3:45-6:30pm.
How many shifts do you want? *
First ChoiceSecond ChoiceThird ChoiceUnavailable
Monday Early
Monday Late
Tuesday Early
Tuesday Late
Wednesday Early
Wednesday Late
Thursday Early
Thursday Late
Fridays will be free days for the girls meaning there will not be tutoring but instead an opportunity to get to know the girls better and possibly organize your own activities for the girls.If there is a shift when you know that you will not be available please select "Unavailable"
Previous Experience
Have you tutored with Girls Inc. before? *
We give priority to tutors who would be willing to drive for their shifts.
Would you be willing to be a driver for your shift? *
Are you registered to drive on campus (i.e. registered within the last year with the Five Colleges: )? *
Attendance Policy
Attendance for Girls Inc. is imperative for the girls as well as the program and requires that each tutor show up for the shift(s) they committed to at the beginning of the semester. A tutor can attend another shift or miss their own only if they contact and their corresponding SC 48 hours in advance. If a tutor realizes they will be absent less than 48 hours before his or her shift, the tutor must contact Ashley Ewick (413-348-5653) and their SC, in addition to emailing tutors fail to follow this procedure twice he/she will be asked to leave the program.
Mandated Reporting
All Girls Inc. staff and volunteers are considered mandated reporters. If a girl shares that she has experienced a situation that puts her safety at risk, it is the volunteers responsibility to immediately report this to a staff member or the director. If you hear anything that makes you feel uncomfortable or makes you question the safety of a girl please report what you heard to the director, Daisy Jimenez, or another staff member before leaving Girls Inc.
Shift Coordinator Position
     We have created an official position called Shift Coordinator in which one tutor for each shift will take on a greater role in running the organization. This tutor would have the ability to not only have more of an opinion in how Girls Inc. is run but also get to know the other tutors better. This opportunity is not only a great way to show your leadership ability on a resume but also to practice the leadership skills of communication and networking. A Shift Coordinator would be responsible for: Collecting feedback from the other tutors in their shift, monthly meetings with the other Shift Coordinators and the CELs to discuss feedback gathered from each shift and ideas of how to improve the organization, organizing at least one dinner a semester with their shift, work on individual projects at Girls Inc. during the semester, running activities in the vans. This position would allow any tutor wishing to make more of a difference and share their ideas a chance to be heard. Also this is a great position to get experience if you are ever interested in becoming a CEL. Some previous experience with Girls Inc. is recommended but not required. 
I am interested in the Shift Coordinator Position:
Every semester, Shift Coordinators are responsible for designing and carrying out a project that will better the Girls Inc. program. The CELs will guide you through this process and provide any materials you may need. Previous projects have included organizing the onsite library and encouraging writing, with journals and writing prompts.
*This is mandatory for new tutors*
*This is mandatory for new tutors*
*This is mandatory for new tutors*