The Rowan County Crosby Scholars Community Partnership is made possible through the support of the community. We welcome involvement from those who are passionate about higher education and mentoring youth. All Crosby Scholars volunteers will be expected to:
- Indicate your interest by completing the form at the bottom of this page.
- Complete a background screening available on the RSSS web page.
- View the Crosby Scholars Volunteer Training ~ Protection of Children & Youth video, then complete and submit this assessment to the Crosby Scholars office.
- Complete the Crosby Scholars Volunteer Processing Form.
- Attend training meetings for Grade Advisor and/or Senior Advisor roles.
If you are interested in becoming a trusted volunteer, please fill out the interest form at the bottom of this page.
Currently, volunteers are needed in 2 main areas of the Crosby Scholars program: Grade Advisor Meetings and Senior Program. Please read the roles and responsibilities of these volunteer opportunities, for more details.
GRADE ADVISOR MEETINGS
9th-11th Grade Advisor - Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities
All high school Crosby Scholars are assigned to a volunteer Grade Advisor. In grades 9-11, Scholars meet with their Grade Advisor in a group setting. Groups are divided by grade and school, and each group meets 4 times a year. Grade Advisor meetings are held at each high school. Handouts are distributed and discussed at the meetings. Grade Advisors are supplied with curriculum and activities and are encouraged to share their own positive personal, social, and educational experiences with their scholars. The grade-appropriate topics of discussion build a foundation of knowledge that prepare Scholars for their senior year and help Scholars achieve their post-secondary goals, focusing on the college admissions process. Click here for more details about the Grade Advisor role and responsibilities.
1:1 Senior Advisor - Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities
The Crosby Scholars program requires each scholar to have a one-on-one advisor in his/her Senior year of high school. Each scholar will either self-select an advisor or be assigned an advisor by the Crosby Scholars staff from an available group of community volunteers. The Senior Advisor will meet with the scholar during the school day on the high school campus. Click here for more details about the Senior Advisor role and responsibilities.
Essay Readers - Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities
In the fall of each year, high school seniors complete their college admissions applications. Many of these students will need to submit written essays, which is an important part of the admissions application. This volunteer opportunity offers flexible hours to assist these students. Essay readers remain anonymous as the task is by e-mail only. The feedback received from essay readers could mean the difference between a college acceptance or denial!