Bridging Berkeley is a math mentoring program that matches UC Berkeley Work Study students and volunteers with Berkeley middle schoolers. Bridging Berkeley mentors inspire youth, particularly youth who will be first-generation college students, to explore math concepts through real-world problems. All of the middle school students are learning Common Core math, which emphasizes math models, flexible thinking, and multiple solutions. If you're a creative problem-solver who can support students in thinking big, apply now! Work Study mentors must be free at least 2 days/week at the following times and volunteers at least 1 day/week.
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New Applicants: Fill out all questions below.
Returning Mentors: You do not need to fill out the Short Answer Questions. Fill out Contact Info & everything through your Schedule/Financial Aid info.
The Public Service Center is committed to making our programs accessible to all students. If accommodations, including mobility accommodations, would make this program accessible to you, please call Rosa Ortega at 510-642-6772 anytime before Wednesday, Jan. 10.
Please list your daily availability to mentor below
At which site would you prefer to volunteer? We will do our best to place you at your preferred site.
Longfellow Middle School: M, Tu, Th, F 3:00-5:30pm, W 2:30-5:00pm
King Middle School: M, Tu, W, Th 3:00-5:30pm
Young Adult Project: M, Tu, Th 3:30-5:00pm, W 3:00-5:00pm
Have you mentored with Bridging Berkeley before?
Paid mentors must work at least 2 days, but you can work up to 4. How many days a week do you hope to work?
Do you have access to a car?
The Public Service Center is committed to raising funds for those who need it. Please share your financial aid status with us to help us make this happen.
Please check all that apply.
Not Eligible for Financial Aid:
Financial Aid Eligible: Note: 65% of undergraduates receive some form of financial aid
Pell Grant Eligible:
Please indicate whether you are interested in *work-study or volunteering:
*Note: If you are not a Cal student, you cannot be paid by Bridging Berkeley unless you've made arrangements with your school's financial aid office.
If you selected Work-Study, check your work-study allocation and enter it here (you must have work-study to get paid):
Please note: In order to be hired through Work-Study you need to bring your passport, or you can check this list to see other acceptable documents.
Are you willing to be finrgerprinted before beginning mentoring?
Are you available to attend Orientation on Sunday, January 14?
No (you are not eligible to apply)
Do you have any dietary restrictions? (Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Free)
1. Why are you interested in being a Bridging Berkeley mentor?
2. Describe your past experience working with youth or tutoring.
3. Describe two skills you would bring to your work as a mentor and give examples of how you applied these skills in the past:
4. What skills do you think you will need to learn to succeed in this position?
5. What other extra-curricular activities are you currently involved in?
Do you agree to the requirements outlined in the Job Description?