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On Point for College

Phone Outreach

Monthly: Assist with event announcement calls (We have some events coming up that might be good for you to attend because...)

Quarterly: Assist with wellness check-ins (How are classes going, would you be interested in having a mentor?)

THIS IS THE POSITION FOR YOU IF YOU:

  • Enjoy talking on the phone and/ or are comfortable leaving voicemails.
  • Are looking for a flexible volunteer role or want something to do before other opportunities become available.
  • Possess the ability to submit electronic (typed) feedback to OPFC staff.
  • Are willing to listen to students, ask questions about how OPFC can best support them and/or share information about upcoming OPFC events

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM YOUR ROLE AS A PHONE OUTREACH VOLUNTEER?

Duties include:

  • Calling each student one time only (texts are suggested first, but not required).
  • Requires the use of a personal mobile phone/ texting capabilities (if desired) or a landline.
  • Submitting electronic (typed) feedback to OPFC staff.

Your benefits:

  • A chance to encourage a student to seek out learning opportunities by attending workshops and events relevant to their life. An opportunity to let a stranger know that someone cares about their well-being.

Your value to On Point for College:

  • Outreach calls assist program staff in triaging student needs and alert us to students who need to give staff updated contact information.
  • Support program staff in their effort to keep students engaged in the program and keep them moving towards graduation.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Become a volunteer: www.opfc.cc/volunteer

Requirements: This role is not open to undergraduate level volunteers.

Training: Phone Outreach Training - held monthly via Zoom.

Commitment: Monthly or Quarterly.

Supervision: Monthly (Career Services Advisor) or Quarterly (Lead Advisor in Syracuse or Utica).

Shifts: Calls may be made in accordance with volunteer schedules. Approximately 1-2 hours per week.

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About On Point for College

Location:

488 W. Onondaga St., Syracuse, NY 13202, US

Mission Statement

We break down barriers that prevent young, underserved individuals from achieving education and career success.

Description

On Point for College is a not-for-profit education and career attainment support program established in 1999. We aid individuals in overcoming the barriers to post-secondary education by helping them access and succeed in college and training and certificate programs.

We also help them leverage their skills and educations into meaningful employment opportunities. Since 1999, volunteers have played a critical role in making it possible for On Point to help more than 10,000 individuals pursue their dreams of higher education.

Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • For more information on how you can get involved at On Point for College, visit www.opfc.cc/volunteer

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