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Volunteer Opportunities

These positions provide a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community and make a major impact on a local youth’s life and future. Many of these programs only need you there once, to speak of your experience in a career or a hobby. Download the Career Services Volunteer Pamphlet.

COVID-19 UPDATE: This fall, LEAP is returning to mostly in-person volunteer engagement opportunities with some virtual options in high school programming. All in-person opportunities require strict adherence to LEAP’s health and safety protocols, which have been implemented for operation during the pandemic.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS

MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Dream MORE After-School Program Assistant (Lynn)

In this role, volunteers help students explore interests in areas such as art, photography, design, and technology. Additionally, volunteers will provide assistance with homework and help facilitate games and activities at the start and end of the program. Volunteers who are not able to participate for the whole afternoon session are welcome to work with students for part of the program day.

Mondays & Wednesdays OR Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

VOLUNTEERS should be interested in education and comfortable interacting with middle school students. Although it is not required, it would be helpful to be bilingual in English and Spanish and have a background in education, English as a second language (ESL), or social work.

Dream MORE is an after-school program currently partnered with Lynn’s Marshall Middle School that targets students whose primary language is not English. Participating middle school students engage in project-based enrichment experiences while working on building critical thinking skills and healthy relationships with each other and adults.

Dream MORE After-School Facilitator (Lynn)

In this role, volunteers will design and lead a 9-11 week session in an area of expertise to provide an opportunity for students to explore an area of interest such as physical health, design, the arts, civic engagement, and science/sustainability.

Mondays & Wednesdays OR Tuesday & Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

VOLUNTEERS should be interested in education and ideally have some experience teaching or coaching. Although it is not required, it would be helpful to be bilingual in English and Spanish and have a background in education, English as a second Language (ESL), or social work.

Dream MORE is an after-school program currently partnered with Lynn’s Marshall Middle School that targets students whose primary language is not English. Participating middle school students engage in project-based enrichment experiences while working on building critical thinking skills and healthy relationships with each other and adults.

Expanding Horizons After-School Program Assistant (Salem)

In this role, volunteers help students explore interests in areas such as art, photography, design, culinary, fitness, and technology. Additionally, volunteers will provide assistance with homework and help facilitate games and activities at the start and end of the program. Volunteers who are not able to participate for the whole afternoon session are welcome to work with students for part of the program day.

Mondays & Wednesdays OR Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

VOLUNTEERS should be interested in education and comfortable interacting with middle school students. Although it is not required, it would be helpful to be bilingual in English and Spanish and have a background in education, English as a second language (ESL), or social work.

Expanding Horizons is an after-school program currently partnered with Salem’s Collins Middle School. Participating middle school students engage in project-based enrichment experiences while working on building critical thinking skills and healthy relationships with each other and adults.

Expanding Horizons After-School Facilitator (Salem)

In this role, volunteers will design and lead a 9-11 week session in an area of expertise to provide an opportunity for students to explore an area of interest such as physical health, design, the arts, civic engagement, and science/sustainability.

Mondays & Wednesdays OR Tuesday & Thursdays from 3:40 p.m. to 5:05 p.m.

VOLUNTEERS should be interested in education and ideally have some experience teaching or coaching. Although it is not required, it would be helpful to be bilingual in English and Spanish and have a background in education, English as a second Language (ESL), or social work.

Expanding Horizons is an after-school program currently partnered with Salem’s Collins Middle School. Participating middle school students engage in project-based enrichment experiences while working on building critical thinking skills and healthy relationships with each other and adults.

HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Teen Center EL Street Facilitator Assistant (Salem)

In this role, volunteers will share social topics, guide conversations, and help participants design their service-learning projects.

Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

VOLUNTEERS should be fluent in Spanish, be familiar with the Salem community, and be available every Thursday afternoon. Although it is not required, it would be helpful to have a background in cultural studies, education, or language studies.

EL Street is an experiential learning program for English Learners to be introduced to relevant social topics within the community. Specifically, high school students have the opportunity to explore challenges facing their community while building relationships with Salem residents and local leaders. After observing the community, students are encouraged to put their ideas into action.

Teen Center Tech Makerspace Assistant (Salem)

In this role, volunteers will help students explore their STEM interests, answer questions, and support participants with their projects.

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VOLUNTEERS should be interested in STEM fields, enjoy working with high school students, and be available that evening. Although it is not required, it would be helpful to be bilingual in English and Spanish and have a background in science, technology, engineering, or math. If you specialize in one of these areas, you are welcome to come for an evening as a guest speaker!

The Teen Center offers an after-school Tech Club for high school students. Participating students independently explore STEM fields of interest such as drones, lego robotics, 3D design and printing, and Octavia or Codecombat Coding.

Teen Center Drop In Facilitator (Salem)

In this role, volunteers will help students with their homework and other academic goals. They will also assist with preparing or serving meals, and facilitating or assisting with activities.

Mondays through Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

VOLUNTEERS should be comfortable tutoring high school subjects, troubleshooting technology problems, and enforcing both group norms and COVID protocols. Availability during the full two-hour time block is preferred. Although it is not required, it would be helpful to be bilingual in English and Spanish and have a background in education, English language and literature, or social work.

The Teen Center offers after-school programming for high school students. Participating students engage in a program that matches their interests and receives support for their personal, educational, and career goals. To help students with their academics, tutoring is offered daily.

Teen Center The 84 Facilitator Assistant (Salem)

In this role, volunteers will help students learn about the tobacco industries, guide conversations, aid students in allocating money, support students in meeting their benchmarks, and help participants with their student-centered projects.

Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

VOLUNTEERS should be interested in working with the state government, enjoy organizing campaigns, and be available every Wednesday evening. Also, volunteers should be familiar with grant proposals. Although it is not required, it would be helpful to be bilingual in English and Spanish and have a background in business administration, public administration, or public health. If you specialize in one of these areas, you are welcome to come for an evening as a guest speaker!

The 84 is a statewide movement of youth fighting tobacco industries through implementing student-centered projects. The 84 promotes leadership skills by providing opportunities for youth to educate their peers about the tobacco industry’s marketing tactics. Specifically, through the lens of social justice, youth combat the dangers of vaping and discuss the policy and law-making surrounding tobacco production.

Teen Center Social Justice Initiative Facilitator Assistant(Salem)

In this role, volunteers will share justice topics, guide conversations, and help participants design their service-learning projects.

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VOLUNTEERS should be interested in working with matters of social justice, enjoy facilitating conversations, and be available every Wednesday evening. Although it is not required, it would be helpful to be bilingual in English and Spanish and have a background in politics, social justice, or activism. If you specialize in one of these areas, you are welcome to come for an evening as a guest speaker!

Social Justice Initiative (SJI) is a service-learning program for high school students looking to observe their community and country through a critical lens. Students will learn about major social justice topics in our political environment while putting together service-learning projects that impact the local community. SJI aims to help group members build academic skills and strengthen their connection with their community.

College Success Program Virtual Individual Support Assistant

In this role, volunteers work with high school seniors (either individually or in a small group) on their college application essays and resume writing.

Mondays between 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

VOLUNTEERS should be interested in post-secondary education and be comfortable helping monitor the Zoom chat. Although it is not required, it would be helpful to be bilingual in English and Spanish and have a background in cultural studies, education, or English language and literature.

The College Success Program provides high school students with ongoing academic, financial, and social-emotional advising. High school students who participate in the program engage in academic and career support.

College Success Program Group Support Assistant (Peabody)

In this role, volunteers help lead lesson plans, guide small group conversations, and facilitate group activities.

Tuesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. & Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

VOLUNTEERS should be interested in post-secondary education and be comfortable interacting with high school students. Although it is not required, it would be helpful to be bilingual in English and Spanish and have a background in cultural studies, education, or English language and literature.

The College Success Program provides high school students with ongoing academic, financial, and social-emotional advising. CSP Group Support runs twice a week (Tuesdays for seniors and Wednesdays for juniors) in both Salem and Peabody. High school students who participate in the program explore post-secondary educational opportunities and receive career readiness training.


HAVE QUESTIONS?

Contact Madison Seligman, LEAP’s Career and Outreach Coordinator
(978) 740-6667 ext. 112 | mseligman@leap4ed.org

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