Bay Area

Volunteer Support

Candidate Profile & Core Values

Who we are: Spark engages communities to provide career exploration and self-discovery opportunities that help middle school students understand, experience and pursue what’s possible. Through workplace-based mentorships at companies such as Facebook, Google, Apple and Intuit, students discover what’s possible for their future and enhance their education through project-based learning. Spark inspires middle school youth to pursue their interests, create bonds with their communities, and develop a life-long passion for learning.

Logistics: We are seeking volunteers to support Spark staff once a week in bringing students to and from school for workplace field trips in San Francisco or East Palo Alto. We ask volunteers to commit to 4 hours of volunteering (1:00-5:00pm) 1 day of the week (Tuesday, Wednesday OR, Thursday) from October 3rd- November 28th

 

Qualifications

  • Must pass a criminal background check processed by Spark
  • Must be available for 4 hours once a week from October 3rd – November 28th Tuesday, Wednesday OR Thursday
  • Access to a cell phone
  • Strong communication skills with adults and youth

Core Responsibilities

  • Support students and mentors to develop relationships while working on social capital skills in small groups
  • Design and implement interventions for students who are not meeting Spark expectations
  • Help support Spark staff with survey collection and check-ins
  • Chaperone students on bus and ensure safe, timely travel from school to companies and back to school

 

If you know someone else who may be interested, please be sure to pass along the information! Please email Jessica Bryan, Program Director at [email protected] if you are interested.

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