Volunteering

Be a Judge for our College Awareness Month Contest
Volunteers will judge student entries in CollegeBound’s annual art, poetry and essay contest entitled “With College I Can…”. This citywide contest for elementary and middle school students is an activity that leads up to College Awareness Month in November. Winners and their families are invited to participate in an awards ceremony in November at the National Aquarium.

Time commitment: two to three hours for one weeknight judging session in October.
To volunteer, contact Lauren Comber at  (410) 783-2905 x215 or lcomber@collegeboundfoundation.org

 

Be a CollegeBound Urban Scholar Program or College Completion Program Mentor
Each year, up to 10 of Baltimore City’s most promising City Schools seniors are chosen as CollegeBound Urban Scholars. Scholars receive a life-changing series of workshops, mentor partnerships, and scholarships up to $10,000 delivered annually throughout all four years of college.  The College Completion Program is a new CollegeBound offering for Last Dollar Grant recipients during their college years. Mentors play a vital role in both programs, helping scholars understand the value of a college education and offering professional guidance.

Time commitment: one year minimum. Mentors meet one-on-one during the college breaks and touch base during the school year through emails and phone calls.
To volunteer for the College Completion Program, contact Charlene Stewart at  (410) 783-2905 x201 or cstewart@collegeboundfoundation.org
To volunteer for the Urban Scholars Program, contact Lori Subotich at (410) 783-2905 x208 or lsubotich@collegeboundfoundation.org

 

Assemble Care Packages for CollegeBound Scholars in College
The CollegeBound College Completion Program is seeking your help to support, encourage and inspire our city's youth who are heading off to college this fall by donating items such as school supplies, toiletries and non-perishable food. 

For more information contact,  Dr. Charlene Stewart at 410-783-2905 ext 201 or email at cstewart@collegeboundfoundation.org

 

Evaluate Scholarship Applications
Scholarship readers evaluate scholarship applications submitted for CollegeBound’s scholarship portfolio valued at over $2 million. CollegeBound receives hundreds of applications each spring for scholarships based on criteria including academic merit, community service, and resilience.

Time commitment: first-time volunteers attend a two-hour training session in March. Essay review and scoring is online. Requires 15-20 hours between April 1st-30th to review and score submissions.
To volunteer, contact Samantha Lozano at (410) 783-2905 x211 or slozano@collegeboundfoundation.org

 

College Completion Mentoring ProgramThe College Completion program connects current College Completion Scholars with mentors from the Baltimore professional community and surrounding areas. The program aims to build one-to-one mentoring relationships that will empower, encourage, and transform College Completion Scholars in order to support their transition to college, increase their level of motivation to earn a college degree in a timely manner, and become productive citizens.

Time commitment: The program is seeking mentors for 2018-2019 academic year.
To volunteer, If you are interested in becoming a College Completion Mentor, please sign-up here to attend one of the mentor interest meetings.