Become an Ophelia Project Volunteer

200 Trained and Certified Volunteers Give Over 20,000 Hours of Their Time, Talent and Expertise Each Year!

You Can Make a Difference in

a Teen’s Future

Consider one of several ways to get involved with Ophelia Project

 Become a…

Certified Ophelia Mentor

Since its inception volunteer mentors donating their time and talent to Ophelia Project have positively influenced thousands of teen girls from across the Coachella Valley. A Volunteer Mentor with the Ophelia Project is an active participant in a team mentoring program serving girls in grades 8 through 12, in Coachella Valley public schools. Mentors deliver the programs to the students two times per month in their classrooms, on school grounds, during school hours, at the invitation of the school districts. Mentors support the Ophelia Project mission and serve as positive role models who demonstrate strong leadership skills and create a safe environment for self-discovery.

Our volunteer mentors come from all walks of life and have one thing in common: they are excellent role models for young girls. Mentors possess good listening skills; are responsible, objective and non-judgmental; demonstrate good leadership; are trustworthy and supportive; and exhibit positive attitudes. Our mentors strongly believe in the philosophies of the Ophelia Project and generously commit appreciable time and effort to mentoring activities as well as mentoring training requirements.

Recruitment for volunteer Mentors is ongoing throughout the year. New Mentors attend Orientation, complete a screening process and receive Enrichment Training during the summer months. All mentors are required to annually attend the Ophelia Project Certification Conference held in January. The Ophelia Project of Coachella Valley needs women who have attributes and backgrounds beneficial to our program to enhance its value for young women.

 Become a…

Volunteer Professional Presenter

Professional Guest Speakers are an important part of the Ophelia experience. Local businesses & professionals, partner with Ophelia Project to provide over 200 life skills classroom presentations annually. Ophelia Project Professional Speaker sessions are conducted in 18 schools in 3 school districts across the Coachella Valley from October through May.


Presenter: Ophelia Project Founder, Sue Wellman

Serve on a…

Volunteer Committee

Annual Ophelia Luncheon Committee

HeART Team (Art Committee)

Professional Presenters Committee

Scholarship Committee

Social Media/Technology Committee

Fundraising/Development Committee

Media and Public Relations Committee

2016 HeART Team


If you are interested in joining and are able to commit the time and effort required, email Peter: [email protected], for more information.