Become a Mentor

Thank you for your interest in the Maryland Mentor Corps!

Applications for the Fall 2022 semester are currently OPEN and can be found here. The application deadline for this cycle is Sunday, September 4th, 2022, but we encourage everyone to submit their applications as early as possible. 

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at mdmentorcorps@umd.edu or call us at (301) 314-7323.

Why Be a Mentor?

  • Gain invaluable mentoring and tutoring skills by directly working with community members
  • Engage in thought-provoking discussions about educational inequities
  • Work in a collaborative, team-based setting 
  • Leadership opportunities: After mentoring for at least one semester, students have the chance to apply for Team Leader and Intern positions.
    • As a Team Leader (TL), students manage their team's mentoring experience, facilitate discussions about various educational inequity issues, and promote team bonding. 
    • As an Intern, students work with the program coordinators behind-the-scenes, ensuring that the program is engaging and running smoothly. 
  • Professional development opportunities: Students involved with the MMC learn how to tailor the skills they learn as mentors and apply it to their personal and professional development. 

Qualifications

All Mentors must:

  • Be enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park
  • Be committed to making a difference in the lives of young children
  • Be reliable and responsible
  • Be able to commit to working for the entire semester

Prior tutoring experience is NOT necessary and ALL majors are welcome to apply!

Four Ways to be Involved with MMC

We welcome any and all volunteers, as long as you are able to commit to all of the minimum program requirements: attending training sessions, maintaining a weekly mentoring schedule for a full semester, and being dedicated to helping your mentees!

Our volunteer applications open towards the beginning of every fall/spring semester.

Paid Federal Work Study positions start at $12.50 per hour. Find more information about your financial aid package here. Select "My Awards" to check your Federal Work Study status. 

Call the Financial Aid Office at 301-314-9000 or visit the Federal Work Study website for more information.

You MUST have a Federal Work Study award in order to get paid for your work with the Maryland Mentor Corps. 

Depending on your department/college, we can work with you to get academic credit for your involvement with MMC. Let us know if you're interested in volunteering with us for Academic Credit.

Mentors can earn internship credit for their work with the Maryland Mentor Crops through their academic major or department. We are open to working with any department or program on campus! Previously, students have chosen MMC as an internship site for the following majors/programs:

  • Family Science
  • American Studies
  • History
  • College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS)
  • CIVICUS
  • College Park Scholars
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