Scholar, Amy Jin, introduces herself to Mock-Interviewer, Mary Pat Barberie

Volunteers are critical to our program’s success and our Scholars’ development.

Get to know our passionate, high-achieving Scholars on a personal level! There are a variety of ways to volunteer, ranging from one-time to year-long commitments.

Mentors | Year-long

We have two distinct, year-long mentorship opportunities. Project Mentors work with juniors on their Community Innovation Projects, providing guidance and support as Scholars implement community-driven projects of their own design. College and Career Mentors work with seniors as they navigate the college application and decision process. Find out if one of these opportunities is the right fit for you!

Learn more about our year-long mentor roles here:

Project Mentor College and Career Mentor
Speakers and Panelists | July

Spark Scholars’ interest in STEM and leadership. GLP seeks speakers to share personal experiences and expertise with Scholars. Speak about important topics within your field or organization during our Issues Forums, or serve on a panel to discuss your career path and current position. While most of these opportunities are open in July, we are happy to accommodate speakers during the academic year as well!

Application Evaluations | February-March

During application season we seek volunteers to contribute to our evaluation process. Evaluators receive electronic access to the applications, and all evaluations can conveniently be completed online. Volunteers can offer whatever time commitment that is best for them. Reading applications provides evaluators with unique insights into students’ passions and perspectives, and ensures that our admitted students are the best fit for this opportunity. 

Other Short Term Volunteer Opportunities

Program Admission Interviews | March-April

College Essay Workshops | July-August

Mock College Interviews | October

Annual Speed Mentoring Event | Summer (2017 event: July 7th; register here)

Interested? Please email Charlie Lindquist at clindqui@iit.edu.

 

*All volunteers are required to participate in background checks, provided by GLP