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Middle school students are facing incredible challenges navigating remote learning. Bridging Berkeley partnered with Berkeley School Volunteers to launch Zoom Mentors, a one-to-one mentoring program. Each mentor is matched with one middle school student and they meet twice a week for 45-60 minute sessions. Mentors help students track assignments, manage remote learning, and understand homework in all subjects.
To mentor, you must be free afterschool Mon-Thurs for 60 minutes after 1:30pm & before 3:30pm to mentor a student at Longfellow, King, or Willard.
All mentors are required to be fingerprinted.
Out-of-State Residents: Unfortunately, if you are currently living out of California (including internationally), you cannot meet the CA fingerprinting requirement. We hope you'll consider mentoring in the future!
New Applicants: Please fill out full application below
Returning Mentors: Please fill out the highlihted fields (skip to section iii/schedule)
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.
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 remotely
Have you mentored with Zoom Mentors or Bridging Berkeley before?
If yes, what site did you mentor at?
--None--Longfellow Middle SchoolKing Middle SchoolKinship Youth (OAK)Young Adult ProjectWillard Middle SchoolBerkeley High SchoolBUSD Elementary School
Is there a mentee you hope to continue with? If yes, write their name(s) below:
How many hours a week do you hope to mentor? (Note: One-to-one Zoom Mentoring is 2 hours/week for one student)
Are you available to attend an online Orientation before you begin?
--None--YesNo (you are not eligible to apply)
For the following please rate yourself as:
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 or Work Study Mentor Contract?