Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
For 35 years, Canal Alliance has been a nonprofit champion of immigrants who are challenged by a lack of resources and an unfamiliar environment. We believe that everyone has the right to achieve their dreams. Every day, Canal Alliance educates, empowers and supports motivated immigrants to best meet their unique needs - from putting food on the table to becoming American citizens to gaining critical English language skills and graduating from college. Because when we support immigrants, Marin becomes a place where everyone can live, work and succeed. Each year, Canal Alliance collaborates with over 40 agencies and engages 500 volunteers to impact more than 4,000 youth, adults and families.
Volunteer ESL Teacher and Teacher Aides
Objective By providing instruction to adult English language learners, volunteers will contribute to Canal Alliance’s goal of supporting immigrants to acquire the tools they need to thrive in the community.
Summer Semester: September 10 -December 20, 2018
Provide a nurturing, supportive, and positive learning environment with high expectations
Prepare and deliver lesson plans in line with program goals and curriculum
Build positive and respectful relationships with students
Maintain accurate records of student attendance
Administer and score student assessments
Monitor student progress
Support the teacher in keeping an accurate record of student attendance (Teacher Aides)
Support the teacher with lesson delivery (assisting low-literacy students, working individually or in small groups with students who need help, assist the teacher in regards to supplies and class arrangements, etc.) (Teacher Aides)
Ability to provide effective and engaging adult ESL instruction
Ability to build positive relationships with students, staff, and other volunteers
Ability to work with people of varied cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
Bilingualism in English/Spanish preferred
Alignment with Canal Alliance’s mission and ESL program goals
Commitment to teach one to two 2-hour classes per week, with a strong preference for two classes per weekCommitment to teach for at least one full semester, with minimal absences, and attempt to find own sub from list provided when necessary
Attend one mandatory volunteer training at the beginning of each semester
Prior experience teaching adult learners, preferably in ESL
To apply, click here: https://www.canalalliance.org/volunteer