The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC in Atlanta office was established in 1979 and has resettled over 21,000 refugees from nearly 50 countries into the Greater Atlanta area. As the largest refugee resettlement agency in Georgia, the IRC in Atlanta resettles an average of 800 refugees into Georgia annually and provides additional services and assistance to another 1,500 refugees and asylees.
SCOPE OF FIRST THINGS FIRST WOMEN’S LITERACY INTERN WORK: First Things First is an innovative program that provides intensive beginning English as a Second Language (ESL) services to refugee women, while childcare is provided for their children under the age of two. ESL topics are tailored to the specific survival needs of women and families.
This internship is 10 hours a week for a minimum of 3 months. Interns must be available during class time 9:00am-11:30am Monday to Thursday.
Assist instructor in developing and implementing pre-literacy and literacy-level appropriate activities
Assist instructor in daily classroom activities, including one-on-one tutoring, leading small group practice, and teaching specific components of the curriculum
Support program activities by researching new curriculum content and preparing educational materials as requested by instructor
Assist with record-keeping, data entry, and file maintenance to support program administration
Support structure and schedule of program
Demonstrate the ability to work in a multi-level ESOL classroom
Create curriculum, activities, and projects that are appropriate for a multi-level ESOL classroom
Promote a culturally inclusive and linguistically diverse classroom environment
Demonstrate an understanding of various models of ESOL instruction
Fluent spoken and written English
Must be comfortable working in a cross-cultural environment
Experience working with refugees or immigrants preferred
Previous teaching experience a plus
Must be flexible and creative
Must have initiative and be able to work independently
Enthusiastic, positive attitude
For more information or to apply, please contact Jessica Seales, Volunteer Coordinator, at VolunteerATL@Rescue.org or 678-636-8928. To learn more about us, please visit the IRC website at www.Rescue.org/Atlanta