The opportunities to volunteer will change throughout the year and vary depending on the grade level.

Grade Advisor

Program staff assigns all high school scholars in grades 9 through 11 to a volunteer Grade Advisor.

Underclass scholars meet in groups monthly, usually in the second semester, and are led by a Grade Advisor who leads four meetings.

These advisors share positive personal, social, and educational experiences with their scholars.

They help Crosby Scholars achieve their post-secondary goals by leading discussions on grade-appropriate topics focused on preparing for the college admissions process.

The topics of discussion build a foundation of knowledge that prepares the scholar for his or her senior year. Grade Advisor meetings are held during lunch blocks or after school on the high schools’ campuses, depending on the school's preference.

An advisor's handbook is provided to each leader with curriculum and suggestions for leading each group.  Support is also available from the High School Program Coordinator.

Senior Advisor

K. Flora, Senior Advisor

B. Packman, Senior Advisor

Senior Advisors work individually to help a Scholar navigate the college admission process.

Advisors meet with Senior Scholars beginning in late spring or early summer and regularly through the senior year.

Seniors are expected to attend and actively participate in every meeting scheduled with their Senior Advisor. 

If you are interested in being a Senior Advisor please complete and submit the documents below. 

In January we recruit volunteers to serve as Senior Advisors for the next school year.  A background in school counseling or college admissions is preferred.

Please contact Jenniffer Jamison if you are interested in this opportunity.

2019-2020 Senior Advisor Description

Volunteer Form

Essay Readers

The guidelines for essay readers are very flexible. In the fall of each year, high school seniors complete their applications for successful college admissions. Many of these students need the eyes of an adult to read their college essays - which is an important part of the admissions application process.

This volunteer opportunity offers flexible hours to assist these students. For the 2018-19 school year, we have 183 seniors - many of whom will ask for our help.

Essay readers remain anonymous as the volunteer task is by e-mail, only.


You can also volunteer to help with registration at academies, represent Crosby Scholars at a school's open house, and different jobs that help our program run smoothly.