The Dream Project is a community-based organization, and we rely heavily on many community members who generously contribute their time and efforts. We are in need of volunteers in the following areas:

  • Mentoring: Mentors work with Northern Virginia high school seniors to help them prepare for and apply to college. The mentoring program meets on Wednesdays, from 5:00-7:00 (except holidays) in Arlington from October – April. Mentors may also maintain communication with their mentees between meetings. Training and guidance is offered throughout the year. Email mentoring@dreamproject-va.org for questions or fill out the Mentor Interest form. Please note that mentors will need to submit to a background check.
  • Scholarship Application Reviews and Interviews: Scholarship applications are posted in February/March and are due in April/May. Volunteers are needed to help score written applications to determine which applicants will be interviewed and to participate in interviewing the candidates.
  • Events: Our fundraisers and events are community affairs! We often need help planning, coordinating, cooking, setting up, taking down… This is a great opportunity to spend time with our mentees, scholars, and their families.
  • Board Committees: The Dream Project Board is an all-volunteer, working board. We welcome community members who wish to contribute as board advisors or on board committees.

If you would like to help build and strengthen our Dream Project community in any of these areas – or other areas where your talents may lie! – then please fill out the web form on our Contact Us page, and someone from the Dream Project will contact you.