Volunteer

We offer a variety of ways to support our scholars by matching our volunteers’ passions with the needs of the organization through involvement in our various programs.

Read about ways you can participate,
and let us know how you want to volunteer with us!

Connect with Oliver

Community Service Day

Each year on the day before Thanksgiving, Oliver students come together to do community service throughout New York City. We invite volunteers to come and serve the community alongside our scholars.

Interview Weekend (Spring)

Interview Weekend is a two-day event during which prospective scholars and their families are interviewed one-to-one and in groups. Volunteers support parent and group interviews, as well as individual interviews with prospective students.

Mock Interviews (Fall)

Oliver's Mock Interview workshop prepares our scholars for their interviews at independent schools. Volunteers lead one-on-one interviews with scholars and give verbal and written feedback.

Tuesday Talks

Held throughout the school year, TuesdayTalks provide scholars of all ages with exposure to different career paths. Past Tuesday Talks have focused on management consulting, medical careers, journalism, sports marketing, and the arts.

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Held during the Summer Program, this series exposes scholars to a variety of career possibilities. Once a week over lunch, volunteers share what it takes to succeed in their profession and answer questions.

Mentoring

As a role model, a mentor shares his/her unique perspective and experiences with scholars, including career advice, personal counseling, and academic and financial guidance. Mentor-mentee relationships develop over the course of two years according to a scholar's unique needs and a mentor's unique talents. Applications become available in January of each year, and matches are made in the spring of each year.