OPPORTUNITIES TO VOLUNTEER
Interview Weekend (April)
A two-day event during which interviews are conducted with prospective Oliver Scholars and their families. For students, the weekend includes one-on-one and group interviews, as well as conversations with current Scholars about their experiences. Parents are interviewed also, and get firsthand stories from current and past Oliver parents about how to navigate the independent school admissions process. Interview Weekend volunteers help with interviews for students and parents.
Mock Interviews (October)
Oliver’s Mock Interview workshop is designed to prepare our eighth graders to succeed when they interview at independent schools. Volunteers interview students one-on-one, provide in person feedback, and complete a written report for each student.
Community Service Day (November)
Each year on the day before Thanksgiving, Oliver students come together to do community service across four boroughs of New York City. In 2018, over 120 students volunteered at eight locations. We invite volunteers to come and serve the community alongside our Scholars.
Mentoring (Apply October through January; matches made in spring)
Oliver Mentors are adult professionals who provide career advice, personal counseling, and academic and financial guidance. As a role model, a Mentor shares his/her unique perspective and experiences with the Scholar. Relationships are developed uniquely within each match according to the needs and personality of the Scholars and Mentors.