How to volunteer

Share just a few hours of your time and the benefit of your knowledge and experiences, or develop longer mentor relationship with an individual student. All participation helps change the lives of disadvantaged Egyptian youth, providing opportunities for a brighter future.

Contact ykadry@amideast.org to learn more about participating

ActivityDescriptionTime CommitmentTimingLocation(s)
Serve on Interview PanelIndividual serves on a panel with 1-2 other representatives to evaluate scholarship applicants in final stage of the selection process. Volunteers receive training on the program and how to evaluate applicants, as well as suggested questions and a rubric to support a fair and consistent competition. 

One day

(8 hours)

August 2016 or 2017, scheduled by AMIDEASTCairo

Be a Guest Speaker

Individual speaks to a group of 18-30 students on a topic of your choice (technical as it relates to students’ studies, or personal as it relates to character traits and employment). AMIDEAST can provide guidance and suggestions as to relevant topics.2 hours – scheduling is flexibleOpen to discussion, (sessions scheduled at all 5 locations at least once per month)Ain Shams, Alexandria, Assiut, Cairo, Mansoura Universities

Host a Company Visit

Individual/Company hosts a group of students to visit your company including activities such as a tour and meeting with staff and executives. Specific content could be varied based on the company.4 hoursOpen, scheduled at your convenienceYour Company

Be a Mentor

Individual develops an ongoing relationship with one scholarship student to support him/her in adjusting to university, managing their studies, and planning their career path. Match is made based on career field, gender, and interests.

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Monthly, 1 hour per monthOngoing, scheduled at your convenienceLocation of meeting decided by you (in person, phone, online, etc.)
Host an Intern

Individual/Company hosts a student for a project-based internship in your area of work, providing guidance and coaching throughout.

2 – 3 monthsSummer 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020Your Company
Sponsor an EventCompany sponsoring of assorted events that could include job fairs, press events, student leadership conference, AmCham sessions, or othersVariesOpenVaries
Enter a Sustainable University PartnershipCompany enters a formal relationship with one of the five public universities on a project that reduces the gap between the university graduates and private sector needs, facilitated by AMIDEAST through the end of the scholarship program. At this time, the hope would be for a sustainable and effective partnership without AMIDEAST.OngoingOpenOpen (partnership with Ain Shams, Alexandria, Assiut, Cairo, or Mansoura Universities)