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Refugee Youth After School Program Volunteer- Virtual

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Catholic Charities Atlanta

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Help kids navigate the American school system and rise to their potential by dedicating just two hours of your time each week! This is currently a virtual opportunity until the further notice.

Catholic Charities Atlanta’s Virtual After School Program is for 2nd and 3rd graders who attend Indian Creek Elementary school in Clarkston, GA. The 30 students are recently arrived refugees from Congo, Syria, Burma, Afghanistan, Somalia, and many more countries! Students are identified by the school as needing additional educational support. The After School Program is every Monday through Thursday during the school year from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Establishing positive and appropriate relationships with the refugee children, volunteers and staff in the After School Program, including curriculum building and lesson plan facilitation.

Assist with leading small groups of second and third grade students via ZOOM Break Out rooms as "Virtual School Buddies."

COMMITMENT: At least one day per week: a "day" being Monday through Thursday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

TRAINING:

Volunteers must participate in the following trainings:

  • 1.5 Hour CCA A gency Orientation
  • 3-hour Behavior Management Training .
  • 3-hour in-person Safe Environment for kids(VIRTUS) Training. This program incorporates best practice standards for the prevention of child sexual abuse.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Interested parties must be 18 years of age, otherwise will need parental consent to volunteer
  • Respect and empathy for students in a multi-cultural classroom
  • Love and passion for working with youth
  • Sensitivity to vulnerable populations
  • Openness to feedback provided by peers and supervisor(s)
  • Willingness to complete agency application process, which includes a background and reference check and agency volunteer orientation, as well as an additional trainings referenced above.

LOCATION: at this time, the opportunity is virtual via ZOOM until further notice.

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About Catholic Charities Atlanta

Location:

2401 Lake Park Drive, SE, Smyrna, GA 30080, US

Mission Statement

To provide help and create hope for those in need through professional services that help eliminate barriers to self sufficiency, stabilize families, and transform lives.

Description

Catholic Charities Atlanta is an advocate and friend for individuals and families facing adversity. We provide a holistic combination of accredited social services life skills education, counseling, family stabilization, and immigration legal services that remove barriers to self-sufficiency and wholeness.

Our services are tailored for the unique circumstances of the people we serve, and our impact is real and measurable. We are faith-based and serve our neighbors professionally, compassionately, in multiple languages and regardless of background.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

Mon Oct 04, 2021 - Fri Dec 31, 2021
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Child Development
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Commitment to serve one day per week

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