Volunteer

Employee Engagement Opportunities

There is no experience required to volunteer, anyone who is committed to making a difference in the lives of youth is welcome to participate. Below is a list of volunteer opportunities our local ASAS chapters can provide to corporate partners. 

Please contact Maggie Gallagher, Corporate Engagement Coordinator, for more information.
maggie.gallagher@afterschoolallstars.org Phone: 202-470-0993

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VOLUNTEER ANY TIME

CEO RELAY RACE
Volunteers help students make connections between educational choices and career paths by sharing their personal academic and career tracks, skills needed for their current job, what their job entails, and tips for pursuing that career path. During the “relay race” each volunteer has 5 minutes to speak with a small group of students. Students then have 5 minutes for questions. Volunteers rotate groups sharing their journey until they have visited every group of students. Works best with 2-5 volunteers.

OFFICE VISIT
Volunteers host a group of 15-20 students at their office. Volunteers take students on a tour, explain all the various jobs and positions that allow the company to operate (sales, marketing, IT, finance). A Career Panel or CEO Relay Race can be included as part of the visit.

WONDER KITS
Volunteers work with a small group of students to assemble a Wonder Kit. Wonder Kits are hands-on, challenge-based STEM and creative kits. Volunteer encourage and empower students, helping them build a growth mindset. Kits include: Create-A-Pult, Poster Coaster, Balloon Bowling, and more. Works well for 3 to15 volunteers.

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VOLUNTEER DURING FALL SEMESTER

BACKPACK & SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
At back-to-school time, collect (or purchase) school supplies, package together in backpacks, and deliver to a local school to distribute in conjunction with a back-to-school celebration!

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE
Volunteers collect canned and dried goods necessary for a thanksgiving meal (gravy, cranberry sauce, stock, stuffing, canned vegetables, beverages, etc.). Materials can be delivered in bulk or volunteers can create “Thanksgiving in a Box” packages. Packages can include recipes, cards, and even vouchers for turkeys and/or pies. The goods can then be delivered to a local school either anonymously or as part of a thanksgiving celebration.

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VOLUNTEER DURING Spring SEMESTER

HIGH SCHOOL APPLICATION PROCESS
Many ASAS 8th graders prepare throughout the late winter to apply to selective high schools in their cities. Volunteers help coach them through the application process during workshops that focus on essay writing, completing the application, and prepping for an interview. Works best with 2-5 volunteers. Workshops take place in select ASAS markets.

HOOP HEROES CAMP
Hoop Heroes Spring break camp is a week-long youth leadership and mentoring program. During Hoop Heroes students are paired with mentors who leverage basketball to help build a natural connection. Alongside volunteers, students learn basketball skills while also participating in leadership activities. No basketball experience required! Hoop Heroes Camps take place in select ASAS markets.

SPORTS TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER
Many ASAS cities have annual sports-themed tournaments where volunteers can sign up to participate and/or help with event logistics like set-up and registration. Tournaments include: Dodgeball, Cornhole, and Hoop-A-Thon Free-throw Fundraiser. Volunteers can sign up as individuals or as a corporate team. Fundraisers vary by ASAS market.

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