School-Based Mentor

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


Make a difference in a child's life. Become a certified JABA FISH volunteer in the local schools and you can experience the joy and satisfaction that comes from helping a child succeed. "Friends in Schools Helping," (FISH), is a JABA program that matches community residents with children that need help in our local schools. Now serving Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, Nelson and Greene!

  • Everyone needs to have lunch. Consider joining students at one of the schools. It’s a great way to get to know them as they get to know you before helping in a more structured format.
  • If you prefer to spend your time reading and would like to engage students as they emerge as competent readers, consider giving an hour a week to help out.
  • Do you have a passion for helping children succeed in math? Help make the subject come alive to those who are struggling to grasp the concepts.
  • Can you communicate in different languages? Multi-lingual volunteers help support English Language Learners gain confidence in the classroom.

Fill in a JABA Volunteer Registration Form to get started or contact Carleigh Showalter at for more information.

The next orientation/training sessions will be held Summer 2017.


  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour a week during the academic year

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