Volunteering

Volunteering

EVALUATE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS | SPRING
Scholarship readers evaluate scholarship applications submitted for CollegeBound’s $3 million scholarship portfolio. Each spring, CollegeBound receives hundreds of applications from Baltimore City Schools’ students for scholarships based on criteria including academic merit, community service, and resilience.
Time commitment: First-time volunteers attend a two-hour training session in February. Essay review and scoring is online. Requires 15-20 hours in March and April to review and score submissions.

To sign up, email:  aledbetter@collegeboundfoundation.org

SELECT COLLEGE AWARENESS MONTH CONTEST WINNERS | SPRING
Volunteer judge student entries in CollegeBound’s College Awareness Month contest, an annual art, poetry, and essay competition for K-8th grade Baltimore City public school students. Winners and their families are invited to participate in an awards ceremony in the spring at the National Aquarium.
Time commitment: 2-3 hours for one weeknight judging session.

To sign up, email:  aledbetter@collegeboundfoundation.org

PARTICIPATE IN CAREERBOUND | YEAR-ROUND
CollegeBound offers a bi-weekly virtual series with local employers and graduate schools that connects our college scholars with a variety of opportunities, including paid internships, entry-level job opportunities, or graduate school programs. Participating employers will share entry-level job openings, internship opportunities, application process, company benefits and mission, and their personal career navigation experience. Participating graduate school programs will share the application process, program overview and benefits, prospective career opportunities to consider after completing graduate school, and their personal career and graduate school navigation experience.
Time commitment: One hour, weekday session presenting opportunities and insight to students.

To sign up, email:  cdystant@collegeboundfoundation.org

MENTOR COLLEGE STUDENTS | YEAR-ROUND
The CollegeBound College Completion Program provides scholarships and skill-building workshops to Baltimore City public school graduates attending Maryland colleges and universities. Mentors play a vital role in the program, providing professional guidance to scholars during their final two years of college.
Time commitment: One-year minimum commitment to meet one-on-one with mentees during college breaks and touch base during the year through emails and phone calls.
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To sign up, email:  aledbetter@collegeboundfoundation.org

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