Share Your Time and Talent

You can make a difference for students and teachers in our community! Champions For Learning, the education foundation in Collier County, is seeking volunteers to help creating life-changing learning experiences for every student.

With the support of our volunteers, Champions For Learning empowers teachers and educators, supports students and parents, and promotes community-based collaboration and learning. No matter your commitment, profession, or schedule, you can help Champions foster a community 100% engaged in support of student success.

Whether you’re looking for a weekly commitment or a one-off event, we have numerous volunteer roles to complement your interests and schedule.

No experience is required, and an orientation/training is provided. Keep in mind some opportunities have ongoing availability, while others only occur during specific times of the year.

Want to Learn More about how to join in?
Attend a Champions 101!

Learn more about how our work is impacting students, families, and teachers in Collier County. Champions 101s are informational sessions that serve as an introduction to who we are, what we do, and how to help.

Engage with Students

About the Opportunity: Mentors are excellent listeners that provide guidance, motivation, support and role-modeling to grow the mentee’s life skills.

  • Meet with the same student through his/her high school graduation
  • Meetings occur on school grounds over lunch or through an approved video application

Time Commitment:

  • Matching in Spring
  • Minimum of 15 sessions per academic year
  • ~20-minute sessions

Requirements:

  • Resident of Lee or Collier County for at least 2 years
  • Clearance process includes background checks and fingerprinting
  • Join us in an All About Mentoring session for more details

About the Opportunity:

  • Read, review, and score student essays for scholarships and/or acceptance into one of our programs
  • Work in teams- meet new people!

Time Commitment:

  • Various committees occur between September-April
  • Approximately 10–15-hour commitment
  • Range of formats (remote and in-person) based on committee type

About the Opportunity:

  • Provide feedback to draft versions of student resumes and/or personal statements
  • Participate in a topic-based workshop including career exploration, interview skills, networking, and more

Time Commitment:

  • Opportunities occur at various times during the year
  • Range of formats (remote and in-person) based on committee type

Engage with Educators

About the Opportunity:

  • Grant proposals are open to teachers from all public, charter, and independent schools
  • Read, review and score submitted grants that can target any subject or grade level

Time Commitment:

  • Occurs August-October
  • 30 to 60-hour commitment (flexible)
  • Kick-off meeting to review rubric and guidelines for scoring

About the Opportunity:

  • Delivery of classroom grants and/or in-school recognition

The Volunteer Role:

  • Occurs at various times throughout the school year
  • One-off opportunity

Engage with the Community

About the Opportunity:

  • Anyone can help share the word!
  • Assist with outreach initiatives and build relationships in the community
  • Staffed by Volunteers- meet new people!

Time Commitment:

  • Flexible role
  • Stay informed through regular “Things to Know” communication

About the Opportunity:

  • Facilitate an inclusive conversation
  • Meet students, teachers, and community members!

Time Commitment:

  • Single-day opportunity
  • Training provided prior to the event

Engage with our Organization

About the Opportunity:

  • Help to secure auction items used for fundraising at key events
  • Assist with selling tickets, acquiring sponsorships, and/or follow-up and thank you calls
  • Work in teams- meet new people!

Time Commitment:

  • Most events occur between the months of October and April

About the Opportunity:

  • Provide pre-event support including mailings, packaging items and auction item organizing
  • Assist with on-site support for special events including pick-ups, deliveries, decorating, check-in help, setup and breakdown
  • Work in teams- meet new people!

Time Commitment:

  • Most events occur between the months of October and April
  • Offered on weekdays and weeknights

About the Opportunity:

  • Spend time in our office assisting with a task at hand, from answering phone calls to helping with a mailing or compiling packets
  • Bring a friend!

Time Commitment:

  • Year-round opportunity
  • Often occurs during business hours

“I volunteer because I believe I have experience, ideas, and time to share that can benefit others. Helping others makes a difference in their lives and in mine.”

-Russ, Champions For Learning Volunteer

Have Another Skill to Share?

Interested in helping students achieve their goals?