How To Volunteer
If interested in volunteering, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org - include your name, address, phone numbers, email address and in what capacity you would like to
We welcome you to join our efforts and to serve:
as a Mentor
Beginning in the spring 2011, we will be selecting new McNamee Scholars who will be entering high school in the Fall. We are currently seeking both men and women who would consider serving as a mentor to one of these deserving students. The program provides qualified, low-income, high school students with a mentor on a one-to-one basis and a $2,500 grant each year. The role of the mentor is to monitor the studentís performance and progress and to access additional supports the student may need in order to succeed in school. The mentor is a caring, working professional that can offer guidance and support through the studentís high school years, particularly where school-related activities are concerned.
Minimum Mentor Qualifications
In order for prospective mentors to be considered, they must meet the following criteria:
- Be a college graduate or a college Junior or Senior.
- Have a strong desire to give a low-income student the opportunity for success in high school and beyond.
- Be willing to meet face-to-face with their assigned McNamee Scholar at least once a month and have email or phone contact at least twice a month.
- Submit a monthly Mentor Report to the Mentoring Supervisor
- Attend an orientation session conducted by the McNamee Scholars Program and a training session conducted by United Way.
- Complete the FBI criminal and PA child abuse background checks
Those interesting in applying or who would like more information, please email email@example.com or call (215) 779-9856
on the Mentoring Committee
The principal role of the committee is to recruit and train the mentors. Recruiting and training of mentors is conducted during the summer by United Way in Philadelphia and by the Mentoring Committee. The committee also monitors each studentís progress during the year by reviewing the monthly reports submitted by the mentors. In addition, the committee recruits tutors, counselors and other volunteers as-needed.
on the Fundraising Committee
The role of the committee is to solicit contributions from private individuals by mail once a year and to submit proposals to foundations, corporations and other sources throughout the year.
on the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors meets a minimum of four times a year and is responsible for all of the programs activities. All members are volunteers. There is no paid staff. Each Director serves on one of two committees. Committees meet on as needed basis and frequently conduct business via email and phone.