High School Volunteer Program

Tutoring at Kinney Center

Build your resume, help your community and experience a college campus.

If you are a local high school student looking for meaningful experience consider participating in the Kinney Center’s High School Volunteer Program. High School Volunteers work alongside neurodiverse peers modeling appropriate behavior, participating in conversations and building friendships. Your role is essential to helping our participants with autism develop the communication and social skills needed to build relationships with family members, teachers, therapists, and peers. Your High School Volunteer experience will be guided by a Saint Joseph’s University undergraduate student, called a Kinney SCHOLAR

Saint Joseph's University policy requires that all volunteers provide the following prior to starting at the Kinney Center: 

  • Pennsylvania State Criminal History Record (Act 34)
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 51)
  • Federal FBI Criminal History Report
  • TB Skin Test


Everyone is so happy and positive, and it makes me that way. It makes me feel comfortable to work with these kids."


Caroline Glavin