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Become a Volunteer

Become a Volunteer

More than 400 volunteers like you help students on their journey towards becoming first generation college graduates – from the instant a young person enrolls as a middle school student, to the triumphant moment when s/he graduates from college.

1. Fill out the Volunteer Application Form

2. Find the Right Volunteer Opportunity

  • Browse – Upcoming volunteer opportunities are at the bottom of this page, or see all upcoming events in the volunteer calendar.
  • Stay up-to-date with our Volunteer Newsletter – Once you complete the online application and/or attend a volunteer event you will be added to the Volunteer Newsletter email list. Volunteers receive the newsletter (every six weeks) that will contain links to opportunities.
  • Contact Staff – First Graduate staff is always available to answer any questions and find the right fit for you! Do not hesitate to reach out.

3. Get Placed

Every volunteer has unique talents to offer our students and we will work hard to find the right fit for you. Some of our volunteer opportunities are first-come first-serve, while others require specialized skills.

Please note that there are no guaranteed volunteer opportunities.

Fall 2016 Volunteer Events

Mentor Students @ Everett

Date: August 29th - December 8th
Time: 3:30 – 4:15 pm
Frequency: Once a week (Mon, Tue, Wed, or Thu) for the semester
Location: Everett Middle School

Mentor and tutor our students during the after-school program this fall. Each week, Mentors works with a small group of 1–5 students. Mentors help students finish their homework and brush up on academic subjects and they also teach students important study skills.

Register

 

Mentor Students @ Denman

Date: August 29th - December 8th
Time: 3:30 – 4:25 pm
Frequency: Once a week (Mon or Wed) for a semester
Location: Denman Middle School

Mentor and tutor our students during the after-school program this fall. Each week, Mentors works with a small group of 1–5 students. Mentors help students finish their homework and brush up on academic subjects and they also teach students important study skills.

Register

Personal Statement Coaching

Date: August 31st - September 28th
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Frequency: Every Wednesday
Location: First Graduate offices

 Personal Statement Coaches work with a high school senior one-on-one for four weeks. During your sessions, you will help a student develop, write, and edit their college essays. College essays a critical part of the college application process and can make a tremendous difference in the student’s ability to submit top-notch applications. We are looking for volunteers who have a strong writing background, as well are interested in building a one-on-one relationship with one of our students.

Register

 

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