More opportunities below.

Writing Mentors for Ambassador Challenge Academy

Do you have a knack for writing and a passion for helping others? Volunteer with One World Education to mentor middle and high school students as refine argumentative essays for publication!

Join us for session two, February 6th, of their seven week Challenge Academy, where students will transform written argumentative essays into oral presentations and refine them for publication. At the culmination of their Challenge Academy, students will compete in their annual Ambassador Challenge on March 20th for college scholarships.

Your guidance as a mentor will be invaluable to students during this session!
Date: February 6
Time: 4:00-7:00pm
Location: Columbia Heights Community Center
1480 Girard St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Volunteer with SOUL (Student-Athletes Organized to Understand Leadership)

SOUL is a sports-based youth development program that collaborates with DC Public Schools and other community-based organizations to provide low-income youth with academic, athletic, character, and professional enrichment opportunities.

The mission is to educate and empower low-income student-athletes to break the cycle of poverty, using athletics as a catalyst for social change.

SOUL invests a variety of resources into the academic, athletic, and professional development of their student-athletes. SOUL engages them through four signature programs; College Access Study Hall, Sister Circle, Summer Institute, and the Graduate with a Plan program. SOUL accomplishes this goal through the facilitation of academic workshops, one-on-one tutoring, exposure to new communities, and positive mentor support.

SOUL hopes to develop socially empowered young leaders who are aware of the concerns of their immediate community, and are skilled in bringing forth positive social change.

SOUL is interested in BOTH Undergraduate and Graduate Students to voulenteer!

For more information and ways to get involved please visit, http://soulprograms.org/ or email, development@soulprograms.org.

Game Changers Initiative, Become a camp counselor for the day!

Living Classroom's Game Changers Initiative is a program focused on health and wellness. The idea is to provide programming to students when Baltimore City School are closed due to holidays and/or professional development days.

This program will take place on several dates over the course of the school year. Sessions typically run from 8:00am-4:00pm, but may be shortened around specific holiday dates. Volunteers are welcome to stay all day, but may also sign up for just a morning (8:00am-12:00pm) or afternoon shift (12:00-4:00pm)!

Volunteers can expect to:

  • Act as camp counselor for the day

  • Supervise and support different activities such as sports, games, arts and crafts, and more!

  • Setup, serve, and eat lunch with our students

  • HAVE FUN!

  • If you are interested in signing up or seeing what dates/times our events are taking place, visit our signup page!

For more information please contact emyers@livingclassrooms.org

 

Volunteer with Urban Debate League

Come volunteer to judge debate with the Washington Urban Debate League. Join this amazing organization once a month to judge High school and Middle school students in policy debate, and enjoy free breakfast and lunch. No debate experience necessary.

For more information please contact mmeiman@gwu.edu.

 

HEY! - Healthy Excited Youth - Volunteer Youth Teacher

HEY!

Seeking volunteers for teaching at School Without Walls this fall! HEY! - Healthy Excited Youth is a nonprofit organization with the mission of encouraging positive change in the community by utilizing young professionals in surrounding areas to educate youth on health, nutrition, community service, stigma elimination and mentoring.

We're also looking for interns of various backgrounds (advertising and social media, healthcare, etc) to join our organization.This wont be your typical service as we'll aim to encourage your growth as well by placing you in areas of interest within the organization. Hours contributed can be used for class credit pending prior authorization.

Submit an application or reach out to us with any questions at  hey_general@outlook.com.

 

KIPP DC - Quest Academy
Outdoor Guide Elementary Student Mentorship

Seeking college students with outdoor experience (TRAiLs club) who are interested in mentoring 4th grade students. Coinciding with our Explorers unit by teaching students practical skills such as using compasses, maps, and using their powers of observation. I am hoping to
connect my students with college students while providing an outdoor learning space. If you are interested please email  at zachary.siegel@kippdc.org. The trip will likely take place in November. It will require maybe one day at our school as an orientation and your presence at our trip to Great Falls.

 

AHC Inc.

Help Teens Succeed- College & Career Readiness
Program Mentors Needed!

AHC is among the largest developers of affordable and mixed-income housing in
the Washington-Baltimore metro region. Since its founding 40 years ago in
Arlington, VA, AHC Inc. has developed nearly 7,000 quality affordable homes
to help families and individuals build stable lives and strong futures. As
the need for affordable housing has grown, AHC Inc. has expanded beyond our
Arlington roots to also serve communities in Montgomery County, Baltimore,
Washington, DC, Alexandria and Fairfax County. We provide homes for more than
18,000 people. Each year, our Resident Services program supports thousands of
children, families and senior citizens through on-site programs. Our
continued growth could not have happened without our many dedicated and
enthusiastic supporters, donors, volunteers, community groups, and business
and government partners.

AHC's Arlington Resident Services program began more than 20 years ago and
focuses primarily on comprehensive education programs for elementary through
high school students. The program also provides community connections and
onsite programs to help adults strengthen their economic stability and build
stronger futures for themselves and their families.

AHC's educational programs for students encourage academic excellence and
personal growth in a nurturing and stable environment. Because programs are
located in the communities where families live, they are a vibrant part of
children's lives from elementary through high school. Our multi-pronged
approach includes a College & Career Readiness Program for juniors & seniors
in high school. The program includes mentoring, college visits, SAT test
prep, help with scholarship and financial aid applications, ASVAB test prep
for students interested in enlisting in the military, resume building for
students interested in entering the workforce, and a variety of enriching
experiences. We are currently recruiting volunteers to work with juniors and
seniors in high school with SAT prep, university research, essay writing and
scholarship applications, studying for the ASVAB for military enlistment,
assisting a teen with entering the workforce (creating a resume, researching
job readiness programs, etc.). The program is flexible which means we're
adaptable to volunteer's schedules; workflows for students will ebb and flow
meaning they won't need support every week. The frequency will vary based on
the teen and their needs.

We are currently recruiting (10) mentors to work with seniors and (4) to work
with juniors across 6 community centers in Arlington. If you’re interested
in learning more or taking advantage of an opportunity, kindly contact Cindy
Rozon at rozon@ahcinc.org.

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