Support Us

Volunteer & Mentor


Volunteering at WISE is a rewarding and impactful experience.  Our volunteers are the core of our programs and make the work we do possible.  Volunteers take on the role of mentor for our GGAL and WeLEAD program participants and typically help out running enrichment activities, supervising field trips, and helping students with homework.

You are

  • passionate about girls empowerment, gender equity, education, and/or helping communities in need

  • open-minded and culturally sensitive

  • Second language skills a plus! (most needed: Spanish, Oromo, Karen, Somali)

Time Commitment

  • at least a quarter/semester (3-5 months) or longer preferred

  • some events if available

  • Time commitment is flexible and you are not required to attend all open sessions; however, we ask that you keep a consistent volunteer schedule

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Program Hours (School Year)

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Girls Getting Ahead in Leadership (GGAL) Mentor

 GGAL Mentors assist our Program Coordinator at our daily sessions. The activities include homework help as well as assisting with leadership, advocacy, and self-esteem workshops. Mentors with applicable second language skills may also assist with translating/interpreting.  As a GGAL Mentor you are there to support the participants and help foster a sense of community in each group. Your presence means a lot to our participants and inspires them to work hard.

If you are interested in becoming a GGAL mentor or have any questions, please email Nancy at


WeLEAD Mentor

WeLEAD Mentors work with immigrant and refugee women who are pursuing post-secondary education. Mentors are mainly involved in assisting with homework and helping the participants access different resources for work, school, or other priorities. 

If you are interested in being a WeLEAD mentor or have any questions, please email See at