Volunteer Opportunities

College Application Mentoring Program
Dates: 2 hours every Saturday, from October 2017 to February 2018
Work closely with one other volunteer to mentor two SAYA youth through the college application process, particularly in regard to brainstorming, writing and editing personal statements, supplementary essays, including scholarship applications.

Organization Visits/Skill-Building Workshops
Dates: Summers, School Holidays
Another way to get involved with SAYA is to host a group of youth at your organization for a few
hours to help provide them a better understanding of your industry and the various professions
and career paths within it. Volunteers can also help SAYA put together small skill-building
workshops such as resume writing or interview preparation at their organizations in conjunction
with their colleagues.

Annual Career Exploration Day/Career Panels
Dates: TBD in 2017/18, Varies
SAYA seeks panelists from several broad industry categories for our annual Career Exploration
Day, which exposes high school youth to a variety of professional paths and adult role models.
We also put together small panels with 2-4 individuals who speak to our youth about their
educational and professional trajectories during our year-round programming. The dates for these
panels are flexible. Through these events, we provide youth with the resources to make informed
educational choices and set goals for their future.

Sports Tournaments
Dates: Fall or Spring, Varies
Participate in joint youth-volunteer sporting events, such as a basketball tournament.

SAYA Young Change-Makers
Dates: Ongoing, Varies
SAYA Young Change-Makers is a group of dedicated volunteers who contribute to furthering our
mission by creating awareness of our work. Two ways to be part of SAYA Young Change-Makers
are:

  • Join the Steering Committee and help organize program events and fundraisers.
  • Promote, attend or volunteer at these events.

If interested in volunteering at SAYA, please email Fatima Malik (Director of Development & Communications) at fatima.malik@saya.org.