High School Volunteer

Aim High Summer (Seasonal) · Greater Bay Area & Tahoe/Truckee, California
Department Aim High Summer (Seasonal)
Employment Type Summer - Seasonal
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $0

Note, as of April 22, 2022: Applications for the High School Volunteer position are closed for the region of Tahoe/Truckee.  We invite you to apply again in 2023!


At Aim High, students with limited options unlock their limitless potential. Our multi-year summer enrichment program empowers middle schoolers from low-income neighborhoods, igniting their love of learning and yielding real results—97% of Aim High alumni graduate high school and go on to college. Grounded in a welcoming community where every kid feels seen and supported, Aim High gives students the confidence to succeed in high school and beyond. Aim High also fosters a supportive professional community in which educators - from aspiring to experienced - grow personally and professionally. For more about Aim High, please visit www.aimhigh.org.

Position Summary

The High School Volunteer (HSV) position is a unique opportunity for high school students to develop professional skills and experience by working directly in a program for middle school youth under the supervision of educational leaders. HSVs receive training and support from the site’s Campus Coordinator and Site Directors. Volunteers support general office duties and supervision as well as assist in afternoon activities.  

The Aim High summer program is six weeks for staff: one week of faculty training and five weeks supporting middle school students. All Aim High summer staff also have the opportunity to participate in online training before the start of the summer program. 

Training and Professional Development:

  • HSVs receive in-depth training and support during the first week, known as faculty training week. During this time Volunteers will learn about fostering positive relationships with students, being a strong role model, and creating an engaging learning environment. 
  • Throughout the six-week program, HSVs work closely with the Campus Coordinator and Site Directors to support the daily operations of an Aim High site.  
  • HSVs may also work closely with High School Interns and Assistant Teachers to support the non-academic features of the program such as advisory and afternoon activities. These features of the Aim High program are critical to students’ social-emotional development and sense of belonging.  


  • Open to current high school students (freshman, sophomore, juniors, and seniors).  
  • We seek volunteers who are interested in learning how the Aim High program is run and working with youth, and are committed to developing their professional skills.  
  • An ideal candidate will be responsible, eager to learn, and possess strong communication skills.
  • Recent Aim High alumni are highly encouraged to apply. 

Compensation and Schedule: 

  • This is a volunteer position without compensation.  
  • This position is full time or part time for the six weeks of the program:  
    • Program dates in San Francisco, Oakland, Richmond, Novato, San Rafael and East Palo Alto are June 13 through July 22
    • Program dates in Napa and Tahoe/Truckee are June 27 through August  5
  • This position is expected to work during the general hours of 8am to 4pm and up to three family evening events. 
  • This position may request a flexible schedule that may be granted upon the discretion of the campus Site Directors and depending on the needs of the site. 

Aim High requires that the holder of this position be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Aim High may review and consider requests for reasonable accommodation to this requirement. Please note that the Aim High summer program, at its multiple summer locations, is subject to host school/district Covid vaccine mandates that may not allow for non vaccinated accommodations.

Aim High is an equal opportunity employer. Aim High seeks diversity in its community and affords equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, citizenship status, medical condition, or any other legally protected status.

Thank You

Your application was submitted successfully.

  • Location
    Greater Bay Area & Tahoe/Truckee, California
  • Department
    Aim High Summer (Seasonal)
  • Employment Type
    Summer - Seasonal
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation