Become a Volunteer

JOIN US! BECOME A VOLUNTEER!​

Our students succeed because volunteers like you commit to bringing change to San Francisco families. 

Each year, we offer many volunteering opportunities that support our students and level the education playing field so that they can attend the college of their dreams.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways that you can make a positive impact on student’s lives.

Expose students to the many career opportunities that are available with a college degree. These volunteers share their professional experience and provide resume, job, internship and interview advice that allows our students to grow professionally with confidence. Career Exploration Volunteers play a huge role in getting our students excited about future careers.

Support First Graduate students with any opportunity that helps them get closer to finding the right high school and college for them, writing the perfect personal statement essay and supporting them during their first year in college.

Play a major role in keeping our students on their path towards college. With the many speed bumps that a student might face throughout their academic journey, academic volunteers are there to make sure that students maintain the grades that they need to be college eligible. These volunteers dedicate their time to tutoring and mentoring our students so that they feel confident when entering college.

You can add expertise to First Graduate’s fundraising and marketing strategies and implementation. Since we are still a fairly small organization, volunteers with experience in website development, Salesforce, social media, marketing, grant writing, and videography are highly encouraged to apply. 

For volunteer opportunities that are long term such as Coach 3.0, Middle School Mentor, College Essay Coach, and any skill-based opportunities, all interested volunteers will need to attend a specific info session and orientation

Career Exploration Volunteers

Expose students to the many career opportunities that are available with a college degree. These volunteers share their professional experience and provide resume, job, internship and interview advice that allows our students to grow professionally with confidence. Career Exploration Volunteers play a huge role in getting our students excited about future careers.

Family Engagement Volunteers

The moment a student joins First Graduate we make a commitment not only to them but to their family as well. Our active Parent Association supports our dedicated FG parents that, just like their kids, are navigating the education system. Help strengthen the relationships that FG staff has with student families.

College Mentoring Volunteers

Support First Graduate students with any opportunity that helps them get closer to finding the right high school and college for them, writing the perfect personal statement essay and supporting them during their first year in college.

Skill-Based Volunteers

Support add expertise to First Graduate’s fundraising and marketing strategies and implementation. Since we are still a fairly small organization, volunteers with experience in website development, Salesforce, social media, marketing, grant writing, and videography are highly encouraged to apply.

Academic Volunteers

Play a major role in keeping our students on their path towards college. With the many speed bumps that a student might face throughout their academic journey, academic volunteers are there to make sure that students maintain the grades that they need to be college eligible. These volunteers dedicate their time to tutoring and mentoring our students so that they feel confident when entering college.

Long-Term Volunteer Opportunities

For volunteer opportunities that are long term such as Coach 3.0, Middle School Mentor, College Essay Coach, and any skill-based opportunities, all interested volunteers will need to attend a specific info session and orientation.

 
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Let’s Get You Started!

  1. Let us know why are you passionate about supporting our students to become the first in their families to attend and graduate from college! Fill out your volunteer form here.
  2. After you submit your volunteer form, First Graduate Volunteer Engagement Associate will contact you within 3-4 business days to schedule a phone call interview.
  3. New volunteers will need to attend an info session before beginning their volunteer service with FG. Missed the info-session? Email Volunteer Engagement Associate for next steps.
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