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.
Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights is a service-based, human rights organization that provides housing, health care, human services, and human rights protections to the most poor and vulnerable people in our society, and uses its 118 years of experience to advocate for social justice.
Heartland Human Care Services' (HHCS) Adult Volunteer Literacy (AVL) Project provides English as a Second Language instruction, emphasizing language fluency and competencies that are relevant to the daily lives of the adult students served. The AVL project is an essential component of HHCS' Refugee and Immigrant Community Services (RICS) department. Classes are held at a RICS site in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood. Volunteers provide classroom, small group, and one-on-one instruction for adult learners.
RICS is currently seeking volunteer citizenship preparation tutors.
Beginning in July, RICS will be offering a Citizenship Preparation class to help prepare students to take the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Interview and Examination. We are looking for volunteers to support individual students who would like additional help with the class content.
Volunteers could tutor before the class, starting at 5:30 or 6 pm once a week depending on volunteers' availability. All volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one day a week throughout the duration of a 3-month quarter.
The volunteer citizenship tutors will be supported by lead teachers (staff) at the site. Lead teachers provide resources for tutoring sessions. Volunteer citizenship tutors are expected to inform the lead teacher if they will not be able to attend a tutoring session.