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 volunteer: sign up here.

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:  lcomber@collegeboundfoundation.org

PARTICIPATE IN CAREERBOUND | FALL
CollegeBound offers a weekly fall series with area employers that connects our college scholars with paid internship and job opportunities. Participating employers will share entry-level job openings, internship opportunities, company benefits and mission, and their personal career navigation experience.
Time commitment: One hour, weekday session presenting opportunities and insight to students.

To sign up, email:  lcomber@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 volunteer: sign up here.

 

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