Bridging Berkeley Mentor Application


ZOOM Mentors (through Bridging Berkeley)

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 LongfellowKing, 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: If you are a current mentor, enter your name and fill out Section III

I. Contact Information and Background Info

What city/state are you living in?
Note: international residents are unable to mentor



II. UC Berkeley Student Information

If you are a Cal student, please complete the following. If you are not, skip this section.

Do you hope to mentor for Work-Study, course credit, or as a volunteer?
*Note: If you are not a Cal student you cannot be paid.
If Work-Study, login to CalCentral, and on the “My Finances” tab, check your 2020-2021 Work-Study allocation & enter it here. You must have Work-Study to get paid.
Financial Aid
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
Work-Study Eligible
Pell Grant Eligible

Note: 65% of undergraduates receive some form of financial aid

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.

Are you currently or have you ever been hired to work a campus job at UC Berkeley?

III. Schedule & Mentoring Info

Mentoring Availability
Fill out the days/times you are free to mentor 

Earliest Time You Can Start Mentoring Latest Time You Can Mentor Until
Monday Monday
Tuesday Tuesday
Wednesday Wednesday
Thursday Thursday

Do you have stable internet access and the ability to mentor remotely via zoom, using your camera?


Have you mentored with Zoom Mentors or Bridging Berkeley before?


If yes, what site did you mentor at?

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? 


For the following please rate yourself as:

  • Strong (ie specialize in this subject, confident in ability)
  • Average (I get by, I know most things, I can figure stuff out)
  • Weak (I probably shouldn’t mentor anyone with this primary need)
How would you rate your middle school math mentoring skills?

How would you rate your skills as a writing coach?
How would you rate your organizational skills and ability to support
online learning/assignment tracking?

IV. Short Answer Questions

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?