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2023-2024 BranchOut! Boston Application

We are excited to partner with nonprofits located in Cambridge and Greater Boston for Fall 2023. 

To learn more about the Boston Chapter, click here.

Here are the programs that students will be able to choose from once accepted. Please note that the application form is not visible on mobile devices.

Qualifications:

  • Able to commit to:

    • At least 1 evening per week for the fall school semester (Monday - Friday between 5-7 pm) as a tutor or a youth homeless shelter volunteer. 

  • Current or rising high school students (9th grader or older)

  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Able and open to working in a multicultural environment

  • With strong Math, Science, English, Arts, Language, or Technology skills

  • Students with tutoring or relevant experience preferred

  • Strong team players who are willing to help others

  • Able to work independently and responsively, without parents' assistance, to check emails, respond to emails, and communicate with adults as needed

  • Able to follow the program rules and instructions

  • Able to meet in person for any of our in-person programs this summer

  • Able to get to our program sites located in Cambridge, MA or Greater Boston on your own as BranchOut! does not provide transportation

  • Able to work during the time that the team is operating (eastern time zone unless otherwise noted)

  • Able to access Google Classroom and adhere to the program time, which is based on Eastern Standard Time

  • Able to follow the COVID safety procedures 

Applicants will submit:

  • Application essay (please use a Word processor to edit your essays before submitting)

  • A copy of your resume (make sure to include leadership experience, extracurricular activities, and any notable awards or achievements)

  • Contact information for two references to answer some questions about your skills and experiences.

  • Reference letter if you are interested in becoming a team leader or joining the management team. The letter can come from a school teacher, coach, or anyone who has a professional relationship with you (no parents, tutors, or friends). Please ask your recommender to email the recommendation letter to vel@velbranchout.org detailing your strengths, known weaknesses, and why you would be a positive contributor to our program and student leadership team.

  • Non-refundable application fee

Innovator applicants:

  • To be part of the Innovator this year, you will need to commit at least 2 weeks to the program, 3 weeks are preferred.

 

Application Deadlines and Fees*

  • Application fee: $35

  • Fall Deadline: apply by Sunday, August 20, 2023

  • Spring Deadline: apply by Sunday, October 15, 2023

*Applicants with FRL status, please contact us at velbranchout@gmail.com for fee waiver 

Please read the following information carefully:

  • We will only invite qualified students for an interview. Admissions results are on a rolling basis. Therefore, we encourage you to apply early.

  • All applications to the BranchOut! program must be completed through this form.

  • All new and returning student mentors are required to apply yearly. Once accepted, the student mentor will be able to participate in any of BranchOut!'s spring, summer, or year-round programs until December 2023 (certain restrictions may apply).

  • All decisions and communication will be done via the student email address provided to us in this application form, so please provide a valid email address (not a school email address) that you check frequently so that you don't miss important emails from us.

  • We expect students to respond to our emails rather than parents. This is an effective way to show that you are a mature young adult capable of being a mentor or leading a team.

 

Questions? 

Please contact the headquarters at velbranchout@gmail.com

No phone call is accepted.

2023 Program Application From
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When are you interested in In-Person volunteer opportunities?
When are you available to participate in the summer program? (Select all that apply; the time is generally from 9 am - 12 noon)
Are you able to commit to tutoring at least 1 day a week during the fall and or spring? (The time is generally from 5pm - 7 pm)
What subject (s) are you able to tutor?
I am interested in the following program (s)
Interview location/format preference
Upload Resume File (PDF only)

After you have submitted and paid the not refundable application fee, a confirmation email will be sent to the applicant (student) email address. Please look for it in your inbox/spam folder and wait for our notification for an interview.

Thank you for submitting your application.

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