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The Community of Volunteer Educators (COVE) is a volunteer-run public service organization dedicated to providing tutoring services and educational enrichment experiences to communities in need across NYC. Our vision is to support communities by developing innovative academic programming to reduce educational inequities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our tutors specialize in a wide range of topics that cover preK-12, including:





and many more!​

We are also able to provide alternative learning strategies for students who require accommodations!

** The gravity of current events has compelled us to think critically about our role as COVE in relation to injustice. We have compiled a list of Children's Books that address race and racism. **

News & Events

COVE x CUNY MEC Science Fair Night

Turn your home into a science lab with COVE x CUNY Medgar Evers College's Science Fair Night - Wednesday, May 18th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM EST!

With the help of teachers-in-training from CUNY Medgar Evers College, COVE is bringing DIY science experiments to your home over Zoom! This event is open to all elementary school students; however, each experiment has limited capacity so slots are filled on a first come, first served basis!

Register and find more information on the experiments here:

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COVE Has Merch!

It's pumpkin spice season... No wait, it's Get Cozy With COVE season! Snuggle up with our comfy T-shirts and our NEW hoodies! Designed by our very own Claire Hsiao, they'll definitely be a part of your back to school wardrobe. We're offering our best-selling adult T-shirts for $24.99 and hoodies for $35.99. All proceeds will go towards operational costs associated with COVE programming. This will ensure that we can help even more NYC families as our organization grows!

Purchase here:

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We raised a total of $945 from our Silent Auction Fundraiser!

A huge thank you to all the businesses who made our auction possible! More information can be found about each business here. Please continue to support these small businesses!

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We passed our goal and raised $1360 through our Self Care Fundraiser to fund Spring 2021 Programs!

Sign Up Forms

Admin Volunteer Sign Up Form

Our admin volunteer sign-up form is now open for Spring 2022, please fill out our admin volunteer sign-up form if you are interested in being an admin volunteer!

As of 2/8/22, we are ONLY accepting applications to be a GA or SO for the Finance or Communications teams. Other teams will be accepting applications again in June. Please fill out the COVE Interest Form to be notified when other teams are accepting applications.

Our volunteer admins serve on eight teams and one committee: Communications, Ed-tech, Finance, Instructional Support, Legal, Logistics, Outreach, Research, and Accessibility (committee). We are looking for administrative volunteers with different backgrounds, especially those with experience in research methods, accessibility, grant writing, social media engagement, and fundraising. Click below to learn more about the different teams and sign up!

Tutor Request Form

Our tutor request form is now closed for the spring, please fill out our Interest Form if you would like a COVE tutor in the future!

We are currently providing support for students K - 12 through school partnerships.

If you have questions on our tutoring programs or would like to connect your school with our network for a potential partnership, please email

Tutor Volunteer Sign Up Form

Our tutor volunteer form is now closed for the spring, please fill out our Interest Form if you would like to become a tutor for COVE in the future!

Quotes from Our Community Members

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COVE's core values are equity, democracy, innovation, anti-bias and anti-racist, and care

As an organization committed to care, equity and justice we value your feedback and care deeply about the impact of our programs and community interactions.

If you have any concerns or complaints about COVE, please let us know by filling out this COVE Concerns Form!

Land Acknowledgement

COVE is based in Manhattan, New York. We acknowledge that we are on the ancestral land of the Lenape people and that Manhattan was a slave trade market built on the unpaid labor of enslaved people. We honor their legacy and stand firmly with all marginalized people of this land who have been stripped of their rights to self-determination.