Volunteer opportunity description

Are you passionate about giving back to the community while expanding your network? Do you want to mentor ambitious, first-generation college students?

Apply to be a 2019 Mentor Coach with America Needs You – New Jersey: americaneedsyou.org/mentors-apply

ANY Mentor Coaches are dynamic professionals from a variety of industries across the city leveraging their talent, networks and expertise to help first-generation college students achieve academic and career success. These amazing volunteers all share America Needs You vision and believe success is not merely defined by their professional achievements, but also by one’s dedication to give back to his or her community.

As a Mentor Coach, you attend Saturday Workshops and form a long-term, one-on-one mentoring relationship with a first-generation college student, while becoming part of a vibrant network of industry-diverse professionals.

Watch our video to learn more!

Questions? Contact Monica Ward, New Jersey Executive Director at monica.ward@americaneedsyou.org


  • You want to mentor high-potential, low-income, first-generation college students in their personal and professional development.
  • You are available to attend career development workshops 1-2 Saturdays per month for 2 years
  • You are a college graduate willing to share my industry expertise and network (preference given to those with 3+ years of full-time work experience)
  • You complete an in-person interview

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America Needs You

Monica Ward
New Jersey Executive Director
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