YMS College Success Center VOLUNTEERS! Assist, Educate and Motivate students on the college application process.
The Youth Media Symposium (YMS) is seeking dynamic Volunteers for our College Success Centers throughout Newark, New Jersey. The centers will serve as a resource for students and parents to learn more about the college application process, receive assistance, learn skills for successful adaptation to college life, and identify the best college opportunities available. Volunteers will provide vital support to students and parents by educating, encouraging, and supporting students and families in their journey to greater college preparedness.   An hour or two of your time may be the turning point in a student’s life! Give back and share your experiences and expertise!
Volunteers should be able to:
Work well with students from varied backgrounds (Spanish is a plus)
Have general knowledge of the college application process
Have general knowledge about financial aid
Be energetic and relatable
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Volunteer Application (College Success Centers)
This application is for those interested in volunteering/tutoring high school age students on the college application process, college life, financial aid, researching college options, and other closely related topics. Volunteers will work from one of 10 sites throughout Newark, under the guidance of a Site Coordinator. This volunteer position is unpaid. Completion of this form does not guarantee assignment.
Name *
Date of Birth *
Current Address
(Include City, State & Zip Code)
Email Address *
Telephone *
What role best describes you?
How will you engage and motivate students in learning more about college readiness?
Please answer the following questions honestly and accurately
Please list what days you are able to volunteer? *
Please list what times you are available *
(Open 3:00-7:00pm)
Have you ever been convicted of a crime? *
If yes, please describe.
Please check the subjects you feel you are able to tutor or offer specific advice on *
How did you hear about our program?
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Reference 1 Contact Information *
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Please review the information you provided above. By signing below you are acknowledging that all the information you have provided is accurate to the best of your knowledge. Please note completion of this application does not guarantee a volunteer position. Seleceted participants must attend an information/training session. If you have any questions or concerns please email or contact our office (Program Coordinator for College and Career Readiness Program). For Volunteers under 18 years of age, have parent/guardian complete this part. *
(Parent Contact Information: Include Name, Telephone and Email Address)
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