Student Outreach Volunteer
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
9 people are interested
Stamford Dollars for Scholars is an all-volunteer nonprofit community organization whose mission is to provide scholarships to support local students in their pursuit of higher education. The Student Outreach Volunteer is an advocate for Stamford Dollars for Scholars, working as a team with the Student Outreach Coordinators to communicate with high school guidance counselors, provide scholarship application workshops to high school seniors, and to represent Stamford Dollars for Scholars at local events and college fairs.
This position is a non-paid volunteer work. We do not have an office so as-needed coordination by phone or in-person meetings will be necessary. The Student Outreach Volunteer is expected to work independently and schedule time to meet the objectives provided by the Coordinator. A minimum commitment of 4 hours per week between September and April is required. You may be requested to meet with students during a typical workday.
- Exceptional communication skills.
- Experience working with high school students or familiarity with scholarship or college application process.
- Demonstrated ability to work with computers.
- Self-directed, able to work autonomously, while understanding that collaboration is also required
- Must be able to schedule workshops during school hours.
- Must be available one to two evenings total to attend local college fairs.
- College or graduate students, entrepreneurs, retirees welcome.
About Stamford Dollars for Scholars
PO Box 3559, Stamford, CT 06905, US
Stamford Dollars for Scholars has a single purpose: to mobilize the community to support students who live or go to high school school in Stamford with scholarships for college/vocational training. We hold fundraising events to fund our general scholarships and provide a clearinghouse for scholarship sponsors who wish to fund scholarships for a particular field, interest or target audience. We manage endowments, one time scholarships, and limited duration scholarship funds. Our recipients are chosen from the local Stamford community - Stamford residents graduating from any high school or anyone graduating from any of the high schools located in Stamford.
Stamford Dollars for Scholars was established in September, 2011 to provide scholarship assistance to Stamford high school students who want to pursue their education beyond high school. We are an all-volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit with a passionate belief that education changes the fortunes of individuals and communities.
Stamford Dollars for Scholars is conceived around a simple idea: together we can step in and help talented and worthy local students secure the educational so necessary to achieveing their goals in today's competitive global work environment. With the high cost of college threatening to derail young aspirations, there's no greater gift we can give our student neighbors-in-need than access to the tools to create a brighter future.
We raise awareness by speaking to local organizations and parent/student groups, exhibiting at college fairs and informing the media. We also raise funds and award scholarships that enable local students to pursue their dreams
We'll work with your schedule.
PO Box 3559Stamford, CT 06905
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Youth Services
- General Education
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- A minimum of 4 hours/week and 2 nights total
- Must demonstrate proficiency with computerized applications.