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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer tutors and mentors play a significant role in our students’ success. Learn more about each of these opportunities below.

Tutors & Interns

What is The Preuss Tutoring/Internship Program? 

Each school year we look for dedicated UC San Diego students, parents, community members, retired teachers and anyone else interested in volunteering as a tutor or intern. It’s a great and easy way to give back and meet some wonderful students.

We have classes from 6th – 12th grade, which meet from 9am to 4pm. Tutor positions are available in all classroom subjects such as math, science, history, english, spanish, music and fine arts. Volunteer tutors usually come in for an hour and a half, twice a week (Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday). Tutors volunteer between 3-6 hours weekly.  

Internships are available helping in various departments including HR Dept., Volunteer Programs, Admissions, Front Office, Student Services, and Library.  Interns do not work directly with students, instead they help in the different offices providing assistance with data entry, filing, updating brochures and flyers, and/or helping in organizing events.  Interns volunteer between 6-10 hours weekly.

How can I become a Volunteer Tutor/Intern at Preuss? 

 

Clcik here to complete the Volunteer Tutor/Intern Application

Your application must be submitted along with a copy of the following:

  1. Government issued identification such as:
    1. Driver’s license
    2. Passport
    3. Military identification
    4. US or other government identification 
      1. Student identification cards do no satisfy this requirement.
  2. Proof of TB test result that is no more than 60 days old from your date of application. UCSD Students please visit student health services for an appointment.  If volunteers other than UCSD students require a TB screening, please contact our school nurse Chris Richter at (858) 822-2291 or Email Address: preussnurse@ucsd.edu
  3. Complete Online Training Modules "California Mandated Reporters" and "Abuse Risk Management for Volunteers"
    1. Visit the Praesidium Website 
    2. Register with code UCSDEDU
    3. Print Certificate of Completion and bring with you to tutor/intern orientation

All Volunteers must attend a tutor/intern orientation. All orientations are held in the large conference room in the main office. You will receive further instruction on tutoring or internship assignments at orientation. Applicants are given the opportunity to put their application on hold for the following quarter when an assignment is not possible due to schedule conflicts and/or tutor and intern volunteer opportunities are full.

Turn in documents during the Tutor/Intern Orientation.  Once the application and additional materials are received, it will be processed. This includes a background check against the Megan’s Law Database.

Please note: Due to the large amount of applicants each UCSD quarter we do not guarantee a volunteering assignment will be given. 

Sign up for Winter Quarter 2017 Tutor/Intern Orientations 

Mentors

What is The Preuss Mentor Program? 

Click on Mentor Program Overview to learn more.

Members of the community—faculty included—serve as mentors for Preuss students. Mentors act in a capacity of role model, teacher and friend to encourage and motivate students to reach their educational and personal goals. Often the exchange between the pair is educational for both, as each person brings his or her own unique experiences to the exchanges.

Quarterly meetings are planned and activities for the mentor/mentee pairs are also scheduled throughout the year. A mentor is paired with one student, and they meet on the school's campus either during lunch or the University Prep class for one year at least once a week for 30 - 45 minutes.

How can I become a Preuss Mentor? 

If you are interested in becoming a mentor please complete mentor application.

Your application must be submitted along with a copy of the following:

  1. Government issued identification such as:
    1. Driver’s license
    2. Passport
    3. Military identification
    4. US or other government identification 
      1. Student identification cards do no satisfy this requirement.
  2. Proof of TB test result that is no more than 60 days old from your date of application. If you are a current UCSD student please visit student health services.  All other volunteers can receive their TB screening may contact our school nurse Chris Richter at (858) 822-2291 or preussnurse@ucsd.edu.

After the application has been received and reviewed, we will contact you to schedule a Mentor Orientation and discuss the procedures involved with the mandatory California Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal back ground checks, which includes finger printing. 

Other Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must be older than 21 years and older or 3rd year university students.

Current Mentors 

MentorCore is our online database where mentors are able to log in their mentoring hours and update their contact information. Click on the button/banner below to log in.

MentorCore

Copies of TB test results and government ID can be mailed to:

The Preuss School UCSD
Attention: Volunteer Coordinator
9500 Gilman Drive #0536
La Jolla, CA 92038

For more information on Preuss volunteer opportunities, please contact Sandra Gutierrez or call (858) 822-0020.