Volunteer

Below is a list of volunteer opportunities available at LINK Unlimited.

 

LINK Unlimited Mentor

Becoming a mentor isn’t difficult, but it does require a promise of time and financial support.  A LINK mentor commits to:

  • A financial contribution ranging from $3,000-$7,000 annually for four years to help offset the student’s tuition and programming expenses.  The cost of a full tuition and programming scholarship for a LINK scholar is $7,000 per year.  Any annual contribution over $7,000 helps offset costs for LINK scholars whose sponsors may be paying less.
  • Two meaningful contacts with the student each month (email, phone or personal meeting).
  • Providing valuable academic, professional, and social exposure to your LINK student.

 

 

 

Tutors

Volunteers are needed to provide one-to-one and group tutoring to LINK students in core subject areas – math, science, English, history, and foreign language.  In addition to a focus on subject-specific tutoring, LINK’s tutoring program provides students with skills in developing effective study habits including note taking, test taking, organizational skills, time management, critical thinking, and reading comprehension.  Tutors do not need to be trained educators, but must be competent in one or more subject area, passionate about working with youth, patient, and dedicated to helping students succeed in school.  Tutoring runs from mid-September to mid-May, during 5-week block occurs during 5 weeks of each quarter on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6:30 pm.  Training will be provided!

 

Workshop Presenters

LINK Unlimited provides enrichment opportunities for students in the areas of education, college readiness, leadership development, spiritual development, and mentoring.  We are looking for skilled and professional volunteers to facilitate workshops for students on the following topics:

  • Public Speaking and Communication Skills
  • Academic Success Skills (study skills, organizational skills, test-taking, etc.)
  • Leadership Development
  • Dressing for Success/Etiquette
  • Resume Writing
  • Interviewing Skills

If you have a background or experience in the aforementioned areas and would like an opportunity to share your knowledge with our scholars, please complete a volunteer application today.

 

Career Speaker Series

In order to expose LINK Unlimited scholars to a variety of career industries and increase their knowledge of skills, education, and training required to enter various professions, LINK Unlimited will launch the Career Speaker Series in Fall 2010.  We are seeking professionals in a variety of industries, including accounting, banking, law, medicine, engineering, IT, social services, education, etc. to participate in 1-hour monthly brown bag luncheons where career topics are discussed.  Additionally, topics such as professional demeanor, oral and written communication skills, cross-cultural communication, etc. will be discussed.

 

Job Shadowing/Internship Opportunities

LINK Unlimited partners with industry-leading companies and organizations in order to provide meaningful internship and job shadowing opportunities to LINK Scholars.  This partnership provides students with engaging, experiential learning opportunities to learn about various careers, workplace dynamics, and everyday business practices.  Students are available to intern during winter breaks and in the summer.

 

LINK Associate Board

The LINK Associate Board is a group of emerging business and civic leaders.  The group is committed to raising funding support and increasing the awareness and ongoing success of LINK through beneficiary events and volunteer programs.  The Associate Board is pleased to entertain applications from new members that are passionate about supporting LINK’s mission and vision of civic responsibility.  Once accepted, prospective members are encouraged to attend ALL board meetings, participate in the organization and planning of fundraising events and/or volunteer at the Annual Career Fair.

 

For information on how you can volunteer please contact Tiffany McQueen, Director of Educational Programs at tmcqueen@linkunlimited.org or 312.225.5465.