Do you have a passion for education? Are you eager to play a part in helping a young person succeed? Whether you have a few hours, one day, or one year to give, PEF offers a variety of volunteer opportunities.

44 professionals

volunteered their talents, last year

9 years

connecting first-generation college students with mentors


estimated value in services donated by volunteers, in FY19

Volunteer with PEF

To get started, click the volunteer application button below.

Ways to Volunteer

College and Career Presenters

Support high school and college students with presentations and individualized coaching and advising sessions covering topics such as resume writing, interviewing skills, college applications, internships, career planning, academic writing, workplace skills, study habits, and accessing tutoring and academic support.

STEM Career Guides

Register with PEF’s Explore STEM Philly speakers’ bureau, complete a webinar training, and get matched with a classroom eager to hear about your STEM career and your educational journey.

Financial Coaches

Coach students and families on financial planning for college by offering lessons and instruction on budgeting, investing, and debt and financial management.

Scholars Mentors

Mentors encourage our Philadelphia Scholars to persist through the rigors of their college journey so that they can successfully cross the finish line. Volunteer to mentor on your own or form a team of mentors along with your coworkers, friends, or fellow congregants.

Skilled Volunteers

Leverage your professional talents to help PEF grow and deepen its impact in education. Volunteers are needed with the following skills: legal services, social work, college admissions counseling, graphic design, public relations, photography, marketing, and resume and interviewing coaching.

Executive On Loan

Consider spending your workplace or academic sabbatical with PEF. Learn about the urban education landscape while contributing your expertise to our mission-based organization.

PEF Event Assistants

Assist PEF staff as we execute on our signature, grade-specific events and trips. These experiences are designed to provide students with college and career exposures, as well as, vital information to help them navigate the journey ahead.

Become a volunteer!