Become a Corporate Ambassador for Spark's enrichment program for 7th Graders!

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Spark Students in front of the Oracle Headquarters in Redwood City, during a Community Exploration trip.

Are you a working professional in San Francisco or the Peninsula and interested in impacting youth, public education, and bridging the gap between communities across the Bay Area? Is your team or company looking for volunteer opportunities within education and working with youth?


Spark in the Bay is seeking Ambassadors from new Corporate Partners to support our Career Exploration and Self-Discovery program for Title 1 middle schoolers in the Bay.


Spark Ambassadors are responsible for leading coordination efforts at their company, including recruiting their colleagues to volunteer for one 2-hour workshop in the fall and for our 10-week mentorship program held once a week in the Spring. Additionally, Spark Ambassadors assist with program quality monitoring on the company side and representing Spark at their company.


Given the current circumstances caused by COVID-19, part or all of Spark’s programming may be transitioned online in the coming school year. As a result, we are looking for Spark Ambassadors with knowledge of basic virtual learning technologies such as Zoom and the Google Suite, as well as flexibility and commitment to creating a quality experience for Spark students.


The Spark Ambassador workload varies greatly upon the program timeline. During volunteer recruitment and programming, the commitment can be up to 5 hours per week, whereas outside of the program season, the Spark Ambassador and Spark Staff check-in casually for updates.. Prompt communication, transparency, and belief in Spark’s mission are all greatly valued in a Spark Ambassador.


For more information on the Spark Ambassador role, email Natalia Bautista at nbautista@sparkprogram.org .


For more information on our programs, visit our website at https://sparkprogram.org/ .

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About Spark Program

Location:

25 Taylor St., Suite 648, San Francisco, CA 94105, US

Mission Statement

Spark helps students in the middle grades discover who they can be today and in the future through our one-of-a-kind Career Exploration program that is facilitated through a passionate network of volunteer mentors.

Description


Understand What’s Possible:
Labs

Seventh graders participate in Spark Labs, or 2-hour on-site workshops, hosted by local companies. Employee volunteers guide students through group activities that build skills and expand awareness of career options - and have a lot of fun while they are doing it!

Experience What’s Possible: Mentorships

Spark connects 7th-grade students with volunteer mentors based on common interests and skills for Workplace-Based Mentorships. Throughout a 13-week partnership, Spark Students and Mentors work together to complete a project related to their career aspirations.

Make Possibility Real: High School Pathways

Spark offers High School Pathways workshops to 7th and 8th-grade students so they can take action and feel equipped with the knowledge and resources to make the possibilities they’ve experienced real.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Your work placeThe Peninsula, CA 94043

(37.40622,-122.07816)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Program Management
  • Group Facilitation
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 0-5 hours per week

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