The Changemaker Project is a global challenge for youth ages 13-24. Students all over the world join an online course in which they learn about social and environmental justice issues, work together in teams to design solutions to problems they care about, and pitch their projects for funding at our annual Global Pitch event. We need volunteers to act as virtual mentors for our teams this spring!
The goal of the mentoring program is to connect our teams with folks of different backgrounds and skill sets who can offer guidance on their projects. Depending on the type of project each team is doing, we try to pair them with a mentor who is best suited to help them, with expertise in their project area.
Once you get matched with a team, their teacher will set up a Zoom call for you to meet the students, learn about their project, and guide them in the right direction. During the call, mentors are encouraged to ask questions and offer expertise, resources, and connections that may be helpful. The initial call is one hour, and we recommend at least one follow-up call after that to check in on the team's progress. The time commitment also includes a 1-hr. virtual training before mentorship begins.
Due to COVID-19, students are no longer able to physically go to school and receive the guidance and support of their classroom teachers. For this reason, we have an even greater need to provide mentors to our teams to support them in carrying out their projects. Thank you in advance for your help!
SIGN UP HERE: https://www.thechangemakerproject.org/mentors
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About CHANGEMAKER PROJECT
WALNUT ST, BERKELEY, CA 94709, US
Our mission at The Changemaker Project is to empower youth to innovate social change.
Over the past two years, we've empowered nearly 1000 young changemakers in 22 countries to #bethechange they wish to see. We offer students ages 13-24 the tools, mentorship, and funding they need to make a meaningful impact on the world. Students join our online course, learn about social justice issues, form teams and choose a problem to tackle, utilize Stanford's Design Thinking process to create innovative solutions, and pitch their ideas for funding. Along the way, we pair them with mentors from the community to support them and provide guidance on their projects. Sign up today to mentor a team of changemakers!
Children & Youth
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
December 15, 2020
Brand Development & Messaging
Market Research / Analysis
Must be at least 25
Orientation or Training
Min. 3 hours
Mentors must be working (or retired) professionals who have completed a bachelor's degree and have expertise in a relevant subject area for our teams. Mentors must be fluent with technology and able to attend videoconference calls.