Volunteer with LEAP

LEAP has a variety of volunteer opportunities, ranging from one-time service to longer-term commitments. We believe that all supporters are vital to the organization’s mission, and engagement helps students find success and build a stronger community.

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Volunteer with LEAP

Join Us In Empowering Youth And Working To Build An Equitable Society

Join Us In Empowering Youth And Working To Build An Equitable Society

  • Help bridge the opportunity gap for students from underserved communities.
  • Guide students in their education, career, and personal journeys.
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How You Can Be Successful At LEAP

How You Can Be Successful At LEAP

  • Demonstrate commitment to LEAP’s mission and values.
  • Believe that all youth can be successful and deserve equitable access to education and career opportunities.
  • Contribute your ideas, perspectives, skills and life experiences.
  • Speak Spanish, which is helpful but not required.
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    Other Benefits To Volunteering

    Other Benefits To Volunteering

    • Community Engagement
    • Appreciation Events 
    • Professional Development Opportunities 
    • Network Connections
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    Check with your employer to learn if your company makes matching gifts for its employees' volunteer hours; perhaps your company also makes grants, offers event sponsorship support, or otherwise helps fund nonprofit organizations like LEAP. If so, please contact John Dudley, Director of Development, at jdudley@leap4ed.org or 978-740-6667 x119.

    Volunteer Testimonials

    Patty Carrol
    LEAP programs are well structured, staff members are enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and well prepared, and the students are enjoyable to work with. Volunteering at LEAP is personally fulfilling.

    - Terry Dansdill

    LEAP Volunteer

    Patty Carrol
    There was a welcoming and inclusive community of facilitators, teachers, volunteers, and students, and many opportunities to support students through engaging and academically relevant programming.

    - Julia Katz

    LEAP Volunteer

    Patty Carrol
    Wonderful experience, my mentee was intelligent, engaged and very motivated. I learned much from her as well.

    - Rick Maybury

    LEAP Volunteer

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        Current Opportunities

        If you are interested in being a Summer Career Mentor, please complete our application. If you do not see an immediate fit but are still interested in supporting LEAP, then we would like to discuss with you other ways you could get involved.

        Summer Work Program Career Mentor

        Multi-Week
        Schedule
        July 14th - August 18th,
        Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1:00-1:30 PM plus 1 hr. per week of planning
        Virtual Orientation:
        June 14th from 6-7 PM or June 15th from 8-9 AM
        Type of Job:
        Student-Facing

        In this role, volunteers are matched with a mentee to help them explore their interests, develop their goals, and build their workplace skills. Mentors meet mostly virtually with their mentee to help them in a service-learning project and end presentation.

        VOLUNTEERS should have experience in a career field, be comfortable interacting with youth, and ideally have some experience mentoring, teaching, or coaching. An orientation is mandatory and although it is not required, it would be helpful to be bilingual in English and Spanish.

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        Looking for a one-time commitment? Check out our Career Services volunteer opportunities!

        Madison Seligman

        Career & Outreach Coordinator

        For general information, contact Madison Seligman using any method below:

        Call (978) 740-6667 X 112
        Google Voice (978) 712-9714
        Email mseligman@leap4ed.org

        Carly Colombo

        Career Mentor Associate

        For career mentorship information, contact Carly Colombo using any method below:

        Call (978) 740-6667 X 121
        Google Voice (978) 219-6741
        Email ccolombo@leap4ed.org

        Become a LEAP Volunteer

        Volunteers engaging in more than a one-time event complete the following process:

        1. Apply

        Share information about your background and make a commitment to upholding LEAP’s values throughout your service.

        2. Interview

        Meet with LEAP’s Career and Outreach Coordinator and other staff to identify the best fit.

        3. CORI and SORI Checks

        Complete forms and provide documentation required for LEAP to conduct background checks.

        4. Orientation

        Get the information and basic skills needed to support LEAP. Orientation is offered twice a year.

        5. Engagement

        Start engaging in your program role or project assignment, with support from LEAP staff as needed.

        6. On-going Training

        Take advantage of learning opportunities that will grow your skill set and maximize your impact.

        7. End of Year Check-In

        Give and receive feedback on your volunteer experience.