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Application Process

1. Submit
online 
application below.

2. We will contact you to schedule time to discuss the program.

We want to learn about your interests and preferences in order to make the best match. 

3. Complete background check.

A link from Sterling Volunteers will be emailed to you.

Matching Process
  • Referral by teacher, guidance counselor, social worker, parent or self-referral 

  • Discussion with student regarding participation 

  • Telephone discussion with parent obtaining verbal permission (for elementary & middle schools students only)

  • Formal invitation to parent/guardian for child to participate with written permission slip to be signed and returned 

  • If initial match positive, continue throughout the school year and hopefully longer