2018 Breakthrough Volunteer Application
We are so grateful you're interested in Breakthrough Cincinnati! Breakthrough seeks to provide an academically stimulating summer for bright minds! We're glad you want to be involved!
Breakthrough Cincinnati is a six-week summer enrichment program for local middle school/high school students (grades 6-9). We are always looking for volunteers who wish to make a difference in the lives of motivated and energetic youth and work with supportive and inspirational educators.
Our Summer Dates
Breakthrough's summer session runs from June 11-August 9. This includes our training weeks with Teaching Fellows and a summation week after students leave.
Our daily schedule runs from 8:30-5, Monday-Friday. We are not holding academic sessions July 4th this summer in observation Independence Day.
We would enjoy volunteers during any of our scheduled times.
Last Name *
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First Name *
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Address *
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Date of Birth
Email *
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Phone *
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Ethnicity (Optional)
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Do you have previous experience with BTC? If so, in what capacity? *
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Have you ever been convicted of a crime (other than a minor traffic violation)? If so, please explain. *
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Name of High School/College/Community Organization *
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Grade or Year *
Cumulative GPA
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Please provide BTC TWO references. List their names and contact information.
Only one can be a personal contact (e.g., friend, relative, etc.). The other reference needs to be a professional contact (e.g., teacher, coach, employer, principal, etc.).
Information for Reference One *
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Information for Reference Two *
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Description of Volunteer Positions
Here is a description of a few things you may be able to do while you're volunteering. Take a look here and rank your preferences.
Office Aid Preference [Morning commitment] *
I would rather not do this.
I am excited to do this!
Art Assistant Preference [Morning or Afternoon commitment] *
I would rather not do this.
I am excited to do this!
Teaching Assistant Preference [Morning or Afternoon commitment] *
I would rather not do this.
I am excited to do this!
Tutor Preference [Afternoon commitment] *
I would rather not do this.
I am excited to do this!
Knowing what kinds of activities you can be involved in, how many hours per week would you like to volunteer? And what time of day are you most likely to volunteer? See below for what days work best for you.
1-3 hours per week
4-6 hours per week
8-10 hours per week
10+ hours per week
Anytime of day
Please indicate the dates you are able to volunteer with BTC this summer.
Training Week 1, June 11-15
Training Week 2, June 18-22
Student Program Week 1, June 25-29
Student Program Week 2, July 2-July 6
Student Program Week 3, July 9-13
Student Program Week 4, July 16-20
Student Program Week 5 July 23-27
Student Program Week 6, July 30-Aug 3
Celebration, Saturday August 4
Clean Up, Aug 6-8
Site Preference.
Short Answer Responses
Please give us a glimpse of yourself and your dedication to excellence.
Why are you interested in volunteering at Breakthrough Cincinnati? What about this opportunity interests you? If you have volunteered at BTC in the past, why do you want to return this summer and what have you learned that will contribute to your success as a volunteer this year? *
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What special skills, qualities, talents, and/or experience do you possess that would make you an excellent BTC volunteer (specifically related to the position(s) to which you are applying)? How will you use them to the benefit of the program? *
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On a scale from 1 to 10, how organized are you? Why do you give yourself this rating? Describe, in detail, an organizational system you currently use. *
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Thank You for your interest in Breakthrough Cincinnati!
We will review your responses and contact you for an interview in early May. If you have further questions, please contact Rachel Larson rachel@breakthroughcincinnati.org or 513-979-0339
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