The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Mentor and advisory board member Jane Rosenthal with her mentees, Maria Alonso (UCSD), and Luis Sanchez (UCB).
Students who are the first in their families to graduate high school and apply to college need guidance of support from someone who can help them navigate the system. Mentors receive training to help guide their student throughout the college admissions process, from writing a personal statement, to introducing them to different fields of study, choosing housing, and packing up for their first semester away from home. Mentors are asked to meet mentees one hour a week from September through June, but also encouraged to stay in touch with their mentee in college, especially in the difficult first year. Kid City staff provide training, materials, and support to both mentors and mentees. Mentors must be college graduates (of any age) willing to help their mentee seek and find correct information, meet application requirements and deadlines, and seek help (from Kid City staff) when they may not be able to answer their mentees questions. Mentoring Kid City students is very rewarding - for mentor and mentee alike!
Teaching / Instruction
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Must be at least 22
Orientation or Training
1-2 hoursper week for one year, plus some meetings
Willingness to engage with a studious, determined young person, to share your life experience, and t