Each year, over 1,000 university students volunteer as mentors to help mentees with completing homework, reinforcing reading and math skills, and participating in enrichment and recreational activities. Al’s Pals mentors commit one afternoon weekly from 2:45 p.m. – 5 p.m. for 10 weeks during the semester to serve elementary students in 1st through 5th grades at local school sites. It’s a great way to get involved and meet fellow students while making a difference in children’s lives.
Are you a mentor or student leader? Please review the Al’s Pals Member Manual
New Mentors: Fall 2019 applications will open soon. Please check back in June for a live link to signup for an August interview.
The Al’s Pals office is located in the Center for Service and Leadership, 1100 Ferguson Center, to the right of the Supe Store.
Returning Mentors: Welcome back! Please renew your application this summer by clicking on the link to be uploaded soon.
All interviews take place in the Ferguson Center, first floor, within the Center for Service and Leadership.
Have an up-to-date background check. Options for a background check are:
Email us a copy of your current completed background check from
previous employment or volunteer activity. It must include a national search and be less than one year old.
Use Risk Mitigation: This is through the university and costs $23.
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Attend orientation session and complete online training module.
Interested in a leadership position? People who have previously served as an Al’s Pals mentor are welcome to apply to be a grade level leader. Look for the grade level leader application to open in November for the spring semester.
By taking part in Al’s Pals, student volunteers learn about their civic responsibility to the community, gain conflict management and resolution skills, and refine decision making skills.
Identifying your transferable skills and understanding their value to employers will increase your effectiveness in the job search.