Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life

Become a Mentor


Prior tutoring experience is not necessary and all majors are welcome to apply. The basic and most important qualifications are listed below.


All mentors must:

  • Be enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park

  • Be committed to making a difference in the lives of young children
  • Be reliable and responsible
  • Be able to commit to working for the entire semester


Become a mentor

There are four ways to work as a mentor: 

  • Volunteer
  • Federal Work Study employment
  • Academic Credit
  • Intern for an academic major or program

Be an Intern

Mentors can earn internship credit for their work with Maryland Mentor Corps through their academic major or department. We are open to working with any department or program on campus. Previously, students have chosen MMC as an internship site for the following programs:

  • Family Science 
  • College Park Scholars
  • American Studies 
  • College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • History 

Earn Federal Work Study

Paid Federal Work Study positions start at $11.25 per hour. Find information about your financial aid package. Select "My Awards" to check your federal work study status. 

Call the Financial Aid Office at 301-314-9000 or visit the Federal Work Study website for more information.

You must have a federal work study award in order to get paid for your work with Maryland Mentor Corps.

Become a Volunteer

We welcome any and all volunteers, as long as you are able to commit to all of the minimum program requirements. These include attending training sessions and maintaining a weekly mentoring schedule for a full semester.