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.
BUILD is an innovative, college preparatory program. We use entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of youth from under-resourced communities and propel them to high school, college & career success.
Volunteer as a BUILD mentor! BUILD Mentors are placed with a high school student team, coaching them through the process of launching real businesses. This makes school more relevant and fun! Mentors can come from any professional background (entrepreneurship skills are not necessary) - sharing your skill-sets with students inspires them to stay on the path to college success.
Interested in getting involved but can’t mentor weekly? BUILD has one-off and group volunteer opportunities as well. Please email NYCVolunteers@BUILD.org for additional information.
Here are some details on what a mentoring commitment looks like:
Location: Manhattan, Brooklyn or the Bronx
Time commitment: 1 hour, once a week (M-Th) (Group options available)
Session runs: October 2018 - June 2019
1 mentors assigned per team (1:4 mentor to student ratio)
Sites are accessible through public transportation
Get started! Fill out our online application here: https://www.tfaforms.com/254886
Got questions? Email us at NYCVolunteers@build.org