Help students with mental health challenges get into college!
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Warren Washington Association for Mental Health
Times of day
A few hours per month
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
230 Maple Street
Are you looking to give back in our local community? Do you know how to navigate the college admissions process? WWAMH is looking for a College Navigator! We have a terrific opportunity for you to get involved with our agency and help out the youth in our community. Read below for more details!
Warren Washington Association for Mental Health is seeking a volunteer to work approximately eight hours per month in our Care Management program. This individual will use their knowledge and expertise of the college admission process to help students who are struggling with mental illness enroll in higher education. This is a chance to make a profound difference in a person's life. Education can open doors that might otherwise always be closed.
The job duties and requirements are as follows:
• Use general knowledge and experience to help students navigate the admission process for higher education
• Help students to fill out and submit the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)
• Help students to fill out and submit the application for the Excelsior Grant
• Interact with caregivers in person or on the phone to obtain appropriate financial information
• Educate caregivers about the college admission process
• Help the student manage and retain accounts, login information and passwords in a secure manner
• Meet with students in their homes or at our Support Services office in Glens Falls, NY
• Nurture students to gain a good understanding of the admission process to increase their independence with future applications
• Have compassion and empathy for students and/or families struggling with mental illness
• Associate or Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution is preferred. Students with adequate experience navigating the higher education system will be considered.
• Valid NYS driver's license acceptable to Agency insurance standards.
• Must be of good character and background and display an affinity for working with people with mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders.
• Must have the ability to work independently, have good problem solving skills and have the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Call or email: Jon Wood, Grants Coordinator, at 518-747-2284 extension 229