Help us make higher education accessible to all!
Join the team!
All applications are considered on a rolling basis!
apply to be a mentor
By working as a mentor with Take on College, you get to help others pursue their academic dreams. You'll work one on one with students from a diverse range of backgrounds, and guide them towards success!
The volunteer mentor position is open to all college students and graduating high school seniors. The estimated time commitment is 10 - 20 hours a month. Volunteers will work with assigned students on their focused needs, ranging from personal statement development to scholarship applications.
If you feel you have other skills and roles you can bring to the team, please don't hesitate to reach out to us!
join our executive or advisory board
Board members work with staff to achieve future expansion goals through the establishment of additional committees and powerful fundraising movements. Executive board members consist of industry professionals who play a significant role in fundraising and investing in Take on College. Advisory board members are educators, admissions readers and specialists in college access who shape the Take on College curriculum and support the staff in creating well-researched programs.
These positions are open to those who hold an associate's, bachelor's degree, or equivalent. Those with accounting, nonprofit governance and college admissions experienced are encouraged to apply. The estimated time commitment is 1-5 hours a month, as members will attend monthly meetings, serve as committee members or chairs, and provide guidance to staff.
join our finance, grant-writing or marketing committees
Committees are the backbone of any nonprofit organization. By working as a member with Take on College, you ensure all of our logistic operations run smoothly and our programs are fully funded! We currently have three committees looking for more members. Our Finance Committee focuses on organizing fundraisers, such as Giving Tuesday. Our Grant-writing Committee researches and applies to grant foundations from corporations and university institutions. Our Marketing Committee works on conducting outreach to news outlets and schools, carrying out social media campaigns, and organizes community workshops.
These committee positions are open to current undergraduate students or above. Those with experience in fundraising, grant-writing, and marketing are especially encouraged to apply. The estimated time commitment is 5-10 hours a month.
intern with us
Are you a high school student wanting to get experience working with a nonprofit? We encourage high schoolers with a sophomore standing or above to apply to be an intern!
The estimated time commitment is 10 - 20 hours a month. Interns will work on designated administrative and communications projects, sit in on board meetings, have the chance to join committees, and learn how a nonprofit is governed! In the past, interns have managed our social media, from uploading TikToks to scheduling our social media calendar. Interns will also have access to college mentoring and networking opportunities. You can build your resume while learning skills applicable to work in the nonprofit sector and beyond! We are looking for students with strong communication and organizational skills!