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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 tutors and interns that are college/university students and/or adult members of the community. 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? 

 

Click here to complete the Volunteer Tutor/Intern Application

 

All Volunteers must attend a tutor/intern orientation.  Orientations are held in the large conference room in the main office. You will receive further instruction on tutoring or internship assignments at orientation. 

Turn in the following documents during the Tutor/Intern Orientation.  

  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 4 years old. UC San Diego Students please visit student health services for an appointment.  If volunteers other than UC San Diego 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 

Spring 2018 Orientations

Sign up using this doodle link, add a reminder on your calendar, orientations take place at the times and dates that are set in the doodle form.

Once the application and additional materials are received, volunteers will be processed. This includes a background check against the Megan’s Law Database.

Spring Quarter 2018 Returning Volunteer Tutors

Schedule an appointment with the Volunteer Coordinator for a new tutoring assignment using the doodle link Here.

If you are returning to the same block, please email the volunteer coordinator with the name of the teacher and block you will return to in order to save your tutoring spot. 

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 UC San Diego 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.
  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 Mentor Interview

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 UC San Diego
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.