Whether you live in a OneGoal region or hundreds of miles away, you can play an important role in helping a young person on their journey toward college graduation. In March and April OneGoal Year 1 Fellows (juniors in high school) will be perfecting the art of the college essay. College essays offer OneGoal Fellows the chance to share their stories, to show how their unique background and experiences have made them who they are.

We’re looking for essay coaches who can help Fellows put their best foot forward.  You don’t have to be a seasoned writer to be a volunteer. The support and editing eyes of a caring adult will go a long way in strengthening Fellow’s essays, and our team will provide content training and support for volunteers.



Volunteer in

Throughout the month of March, we will be hosting a series of Essay Conferences at our high school partners across the Chicago area. Complete the form below to see specific dates and locations and to sign up to work one on one with Chicago Fellows.

Chicago in-person volunteer form

For questions, contact Susie Tovar

Virtual Volunteers

Support Fellows on your own time and from the comfort of your home – wherever that may be! OneGoal is seeking virtual essay coaches for Fellows in Chicago, Houston, Massachusetts and New York. Click the links below to select the virtual volunteer opportunity that interests you. We are seeking virtual volunteers throughout March and April, so please check back for additional opportunities and spread the word.

Virtual Volunteers for Houston Fellows

Virtual Volunteers for Chicago Fellows


“My husband Greg and I worked with four different OneGoal Fellows and they were all great!  Each one had an amazing story to tell. We felt very lucky to be able to spend some time getting to know them.”
 — Anne and Greg Taubeneck