High School College Prep Assistant Needed (Peabody)


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Mon Sep 12, 2016 01:45 PM - Fri Dec 23, 2016 05:30 PM


Peabody Veterans Memorial High School485 Lowell St.Peabody, MA 01960



We need 1 volunteer for 4 hours/week to assist with a group of high school juniors in Peabody. The group runs every Tuesday from 2:15-5:15pm at Peabody Veteran’s Memorial High School (485 Lowell St, Peabody, MA 01960). We focus on resume writing, career exploration, college research, etc. The cohort size is currently 15-20 students.

Key Responsibilities

To assist the College Success Program staff in running the weekly high school junior group (acting like a teacher’s aide). Although there is no "typical day" at the program, what would be expected during weekly group meetings is:

  • Setting up the room, putting out the snacks, writing agenda on board for students, and turning on computers
  • Taking attendance, reminding students of upcoming meetings and following up with students who are not meeting attendance standards
  • Monitoring and assisting students as they work on assigned tasks (such as resume writing, registering for college entrance exams like SAT’s, Subject Tests, and ACT’s)
  • Cleaning up and putting away snacks
  • Reflecting on the lesson and what the students got out of the activities so we can make changes for the future

Ideal Candidate

This would be a great opportunity for someone interested in education, social work or non-profit work. Experience with first generation college students is a plus.College students looking to satisfy a college requirement for field placements/internships or service learning are welcomed to apply.

Time Commitment

We are really looking for someone who can commit to either a full semester (Sept.-Dec. or Jan.-June) or an entire academic year. The group runs every Tuesday from 2:15-5:15pm but the volunteer hours needed are 1:45-5:30pm.


If interested please email Elizabeth "Betty" Haggerty at ehaggerty@leap4ed.org.
Please specify whether you can commit to 1 semester or a full year.


  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • People Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Youth Services
  • Tutoring

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 4 hours/week

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