How do I become a Breakthrough Volunteer?

  1. Complete the online Volunteer Application.
  2. Attend a Volunteer Orientation. Orientation includes the history of Breakthrough Central Texas, current volunteer opportunities, an introduction to the roles, training, availability, and working with Breakthrough students, and a tour of the facilities. A background check must be cleared before you begin volunteering with Breakthrough students.
  3. For more information on levels or commitment and availability, contact our Volunteer Team, volunteer@breakthroughctx.org


Join the Breakthrough Community and make a lasting impact on our students!

Volunteer with us to help students craft college essays or prepare scholarships applications, tutor one-on-one after school or help our staff with events and communications. Breakthrough offers a variety of summer and year-round volunteer opportunities. Based on the different opportunities, all volunteers will be given initial trainings and tips to help guide them through the volunteer process and experience. Please note, Breakthrough volunteer opportunities take place at a variety of locations in addition to the Breakthrough office. Therefore, reliable transportation is required. See the Volunteer Opportunities below:


Year-Round Volunteer Opportunities

Work directly with a specific middle or high school student to support their academic progress. Possible activities may include:  meeting with the student once a week during lunch or after school at their campus, encouraging good study habits and organization, tutoring if able, helping student research high school or college options, and communicating regularly with the Breakthrough Case Manager about the student’s academic progress.
Help students build their academic skills by providing them with the tools to be successful students. Possible activities may include:  helping student study for a math quiz or understand a science problem, or motivating a student to meet deadlines on time and keep up their grades.
Support our students by reviewing the writing portions of their college applications. Possible activities may include:  offering application feedback, guiding student through essay writing and revision process, and keeping students on a step-by-step timeline for achieving these goals, and assisting student applicant and their family at one or more fall workshop events.
Provide critical support to a host of projects and events such as celebrations and workshops throughout the year. This opportunity is especially convenient for tutors looking for a shorter-term commitment, a more flexible schedule, or a particular project to support.
Support Breakthrough staff with daily tasks, projects, outreach to families, workshop planning and resource preparation. Successful associates commit to a regular weekly schedule; however, the number of hours varies depending on the schedule of the volunteer.




Class of 2024, Encouragement Notes Volunteer!

 June 8 (in-person at the Breakthrough office or by mail)

Join the BT tradition of supporting our high school graduates as they embark on their college journey! Bring friends or family to write cards of congratulations and encouragement for recently graduated seniors. This family-friendly event welcomes volunteers of all ages.