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In fall 2020, the schools are facing incredible challenges as they start the school year remotely. Bridging Berkeley is expanding to support students and teachers in three ways.
Due to an overwhelming response, we are prioritizing applicants who can do Zoom Mentors. For Zoom you must be free Thursdays 1:30-2:30 or 2:30-3:30pm AND Monday or Tuesday 1:30-2:30pm. It is possible to participate as just a Zoom Mentor only, or a Zoom Mentor and either a Math Homework Helper or a Math Class Aide.
All mentors are required to be fingerprinted before beginning their work.
Out-of-State Residents: Unfortunately, sudents currently living out of California (including internationally) cannot meet the CA fingerprinting requirement. We hope you'll consider mentoring in the future!
If you are a Cal student, please complete the following. If you are not, skip this section.
If you receive a Work-Study offer, you will need to bring identification to your remote hiring session.
Do you currently have an original document (like a passport or social security card) that could be used in hiring? Check this list.
Which mentoring program are you interested in, Zoom Mentors (M/Th 1:30-2:30pm), Math Homework Helpers (M-Th 2:30-3:30pm), or Math Class Aides?
(hold Shift to select multiple)
Zoom MentorsMath Homework HelpersMath Class Aides
Math Class Aide Availability
If you are interested in serving as a Math Class Aide during school hours, please:
Fill out your Daytime Availability here (will open a google form)
For the following please rate yourself as:
Do you have stable internet access and the ability to mentor remotely via zoom, using your camera? --None--Yes, I can mentor remotelyNo, I cannot mentor remotelyI can mentor remotely or in-person because I am in the Bay Area.
Have you mentored with Bridging Berkeley or volunteered with BSV before?
If yes, what site did you work at in the past?
--None--Longfellow Middle SchoolKing Middle SchoolKinship Youth (OAK)Young Adult ProjectWillard Middle SchoolBerkeley High SchoolBUSD Elementary School
Are there any BUSD middle school students you mentored recently that you would hope to continue with? If yes, write their names, school, grade:
How many hours a week do you hope to work/volunteer? (Note: One-to-one Zoom Mentoring is 2 hours/week for one student)
Are you willing to mentor for the whole academic year, including the weeks of Jan 4-Jan 18, 2021?
--None--No; Fall Semester OnlyHope to continue in spring but not sureYes; Can commit for the year (this fall and spring semesters)
Are you available to attend an online Orientation before you begin?
--None--YesNo (you are not eligible to apply)
1. Why are you interested in being a Zoom Mentor or a Bridging Berkeley math mentor?
And, please share your past experience working with youth or tutoring.
2. How would your identity help you connect with a struggling middle school student?
3. What are a couple skills you'd bring as a mentor, and what skills would you need to learn?
4. What other extra-curricular activities are you currently involved in?
Do you agree to the requirements outlined in the Zoom Mentoring Volunteer Contract and Job Description?