Become a Project Rousseau volunteer and help brighten the futures of underserved youth in your region. There are several ways you can become involved:


Become a Mentor

As a mentor at one of our participating colleges, you will be matched up with a Project Rousseau student in the same class as you, i.e. a college freshmen would be matched up with a 9th grader, a college sophomore with a 10th grader, etc.  Mentors are expected to meet with their Mentee at least once a week over the course of their high school career.

The bond between our Mentors and Mentees is extremely powerful and is central to our program. These relationships have proven to be successful, lifelong friendships built on trust and mutual respect. 

Read our Mentor and Mentee testimonials here. 

Interested in mentoring? Contact your chapter's president


Tutor our Students


Tutors are vital to achieving Project Rousseau's mission of helping young people reach their full educational potential, irrespective of their backgrounds. We are seeking tutors for high school, community college, and university students. Tutors do not need to be based in NYC as we can accommodate in-person or Skype tutoring. Volunteers can express preference for grade levels and subjects, and must commit to two hours per week.

Apply to tutor here


Start a Chapter

We are looking to expand our existing chapters to cover new regions of the U.S. If you are a college student or staff member and are interested in getting involved in running your own chapter as part of Project Rousseau, please contact us.

Join Friends of Project Rousseau

Our culture is all about improving the breadth and quality of our service and with this in mind we have created a network of young professionals called 'Friends of Project Rousseau’. View this page for more information.

Browse through our online booklet below to learn more about what being a Friend of Project Rousseau entails.