Volunteer

The Be A Leader Volunteer program has been designed to provide interested individuals with the opportunity to choose the level of commitment and time that they are realistically able to contribute to Be A Leader and our students while juggling their personal and professional lives. Volunteers play a critical part in the educational evolution of our students by sharing lessons learned from their own educational and professional journeys. Whether it’s volunteering once a month at one of our program workshops or supporting a small group of high school seniors through the college and scholarship application process, our volunteers make all the difference!


 

“After graduating from high school and transitioning to college, I had a deep desire to encourage the next generation of students to pursue a post-secondary education. The Be A Leader Foundation has given me the opportunity to be a Coach for their Senior Boot Camp where I am able to mentor bright and curious minds on various topics that are cornerstones to a student’s success. I feel privileged to be able to meet and interact with each student because they have taught me what it means to be a humble, yet impactful and resourceful mentor and aspiring professional.”

 

Vanesa Contreras

Senior Boot Camp Coach

Be A Leader Institute Elementary (7th Grade)

Monthly Session (Aug- May) 4-5 Hour Commitment

Monthly workshops for 7th graders that aims to create a positive environment and nurturing community through its college-going curriculum and self-esteem development activities.  Volunteer opportunities included assisting with day of set-up, registration table, assisting facilitators with team building activities, lunch distribution and end of day breakdown.

 

Valedictorian Club (8th Grade)

Monthly Session (Aug- May) 4-5 Hour Commitment

Monthly workshops for 8th grade students to help guide them to use high school as a platform to develop the leadership and academic skills necessary for college success. They learn the tools to become college bound, focused and prepared. Volunteer opportunities included assisting with day of set-up, registration table, assisting facilitators with team building activities, lunch distribution and end of day breakdown.

Be A Leader Institute High School

Monthly Session (Aug- May) 5-6 Hour Commitment

Monthly workshops for high school students that provides each participant with the tools and knowledge necessary to become college bound, focused and prepared. Volunteer opportunities included assisting with day of set-up, registration table, assisting facilitators with team building activities, lunch distribution and end of day breakdown.

 

Career Institute Guest Speakers

Multiple Sessions throughout Academic Year (Aug - May) 2-3 Hour Commitment

The Career Institutes are designed to provide students with a deeper and richer understanding of careers in various sectors. Through the Institutes, students engage with local professionals, providing them with a real-world sense of what their college and careers will entail. We currently host five (5) Career Institutes in the following areas: Business, Law, S.T.E.M., Medical and Education

 

Career Roundtables

In the Spring, we ask professionals in the community to participate in our Career Roundtables event. Here's how it works: You will be seated at a table with a handful of students. You'll have an opportunity to tell the students about your current professional role and how you got to where you are now (academics, training, mentorship, experiences, etc.). Students will then have the opportunity to ask you questions about your profession. After 10 minutes, the whistle blows and students rotate and have the opportunity to speak to another professional…and you'll have the opportunity to speak to a new group of students! There will be approximately 6-7 rotations. It is a fun, exciting way for students to explore career possibilities.

“Taking Steps Towards College Success”

Annual Event (Fall - September) 2-6 Hour Commitment

Volunteers will help in various areas including: Registration, Event Set Up, Bus Check In, and event crowd control. In addition, pre-event volunteer opportunities are available.

 

Be A Leader BBQ

Annual Event (Spring - Typically March) 2-3 Hour Commitment

We aim to strengthen our college bound network by providing a fun atmosphere for students and their families to come together. Volunteer opportunities include day of set-up, activity facilitators, grilling/kitchen, registration, and end of day clean-up.

 

Professional Shadow Week

Annual Event (Spring - March) 5-7 Hour Commitment

Partner with us to provide students the opportunity to live a “day in the life of ” your profession. Our goal is to provide students with a variety of professions to choose from including, but not limited to: Business, Architecture, Law, Medicine, Engineering, and Government. Volunteer opportunities include shadow professionals, communicating placements to students, and transporting students to placements.

Senior Boot Camp (SBC) Coaches Program - Multiple Opportunities (August - May) 8-10 Hours -Monthly Commitment.

A critical component of the Senior Boot Camp is our Coaches Program. The program allows Coaches to choose the level of commitment they are realistically able to contribute to a student while juggling their personal and professional lives. You will provide students with individualized Coaching during this critical transition period of their educational journey - the 12th grade transition into college. Coaches are asked to work one-on-one with high school seniors at workshops and assist them throughout their “college going process.” It is our goal that through one-on-one interactions, Coaches will be able to build long lasting relationships, to help guide students during a crucial point in their academic lives.  

 

Please note: The SBC Coaches program does have a different application process, please click the following link to apply for this volunteer opportunity.  SBC Coaches Application.

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