Our volunteers are energetic, committed, and successful individuals, who dedicate their time to helping Minds Matter's students achieve their academic pursuits. Nearly 100 volunteers in Philadelphia dedicate their time to help Minds Matter achieve its mission each year.
Minds Matter volunteers come from diverse career backgrounds including banking, consulting, education, finance, law, marketing, non-profit, and others. The Minds Matter volunteer experience offers dedicated individuals both the opportunity to meet a group of like-minded adults, as well as the opportunity to hold leadership posts and carry the organization to new levels each year.
I'm thankful to Minds Matter for providing me with the opportunity to help and guide students through the college experience. Coming from a low-income household, my family and I received a lot of help but were often overwhelmed by the whole process. As a volunteer, I am able to help students get ready for college using my own experiences while also having access to an awesome network of fellow volunteers.Jose, Class of 2019 Program Director
As a Minds Matter Instructor, you will guide students through a structured weekly curriculum that helps elevate students’ academic performance. Our Instructor needs include writing and math skills.
What we expect from our Instructors:
• Able to attend Saturday sessions from 10:30 to 12:00 for all, or part of, the school year
• Graduate of a four-year university
As a mentor, you will be paired with a Minds Matter student and a co-mentor, both of with whom you will meet with weekly at the Minds Matter Saturday sessions throughout the school year. The co-mentor system is designed to provide the student varied and diverse points of view on the world. At sessions, you will assist the students in working on essays, completing summer college program applications, and college/university selection. You will develop and challenge the students through engaged participation in our “What’s Going on in the World” exercise, a weekly current events reading and debate series. You will get to participate in our field trips, college visits, and community service days. What we expect from our Mentors:
Serving as a leadership team member offers a wonderful opportunity to increase your participation in Minds Matter and serve a critical role in the implementation of our program services. All volunteers are welcome to apply for any position. The following are available opportunities to participate at the leadership level: