Volunteer with the Double Discovery Center
Columbia University and Barnard College Students
Experience the life-changing impact that comes from helping New York City high school students get to, through, and beyond college.
COLLEGE SUCCESS MENTORS
Mentors assist 11th grade students with navigating the college exploration and application process by helping students find their best fit schools, develop balanced college lists, draft their personal statement, and apply to scholarships and summer programs. Mentors and DDC students are matched based on shared academic and personal interests and students’ needs.
2 – 4 hours per week; 4 – 6pm
Recruitment beginning in October
Mentorship matching process begins mid-January and mentorship concludes at the end of April
- Pass Background Check
- Complete Protection of Minors Certificate
- Attend Orientation
DDC tutors provide high school students (individuals or groups of approximately 3-5 students) with Columbia campus-based tutoring in specific content areas. Tutors hold interactive, one-on-one appointments across high school academic disciplines. During these appointments, tutors will focus on supporting students' content skills for their current classes while offering an opportunity for students to be exposed to college-level coursework.
4 – 6 hours per week; Mondays–Fridays, 4 – 6PM
Begins in October
- Academic expertise in any of the following: Math (Algebra, Geometry, Calculus); History (Global, U.S.); Literature; Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics); SAT; and Writing.
- Undergo Columbia’s Mandatory Background Check
- Complete Protection of Minors Training
- Attend New Tutor Orientation
Non-Columbia University volunteers should send a recent resumé and two professional references to [email protected]. Double Discovery Alumni and former volunteers looking to get involved can reconnect with the DDC here. For all other Alumni support, see our Alumni page!